Senior Practitioner

From £23,945 to £28,922 per annum + excellent benefits
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a good understanding of drug, alcohol and health related issues plus significant experience of carrying out individual client work in an addictions or social care setting with adults/young people? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as asenior practitioner.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a senior practitionerto join their team in Wolverhampton. Based in the West Midlands, Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. They work closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

Your challenge? To undertake a portfolio of cases, generally incorporating the more complex situations, and deputise for Service Managers as and when required. Supervising the work of Practitioners and Support Workers will be important too, as will prioritising activities and monitoring service delivery, outputs and outcomes and providing guidance, training and clinical supervision. And, all the while, we’ll expect you to work in a way that recognises and values diversity and make the most of your understanding of the functional model of alcohol, the model of change and CBT.

To succeed, you’ll need a professional qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 4 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we’ll consider candidates with experience of working in the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ4 Health and Social Care or equivalent. Knowledge of the functional model of alcohol use is also required, together with knowledge of primary, secondary and other outreach settings. As comfortable engaging with clients as you are supervising staff, delivering training or liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent office IT skills (Microsoft Office).

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

So, get inspired and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Please quote ref 17/63.

Closing date: 28thFebruary 2017

Interview date: 9th March 2017