Complex Needs Practitioner – Family Practitioner

Complex Needs Practitioner - Family Practitioner

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Date Posted: 2024-07-09 01:00:07 - End Date: 09-08-2024

Location: , , United Kingdom, , , United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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Company: Reed- UNLIMITED

Complex Needs Practitioner - Family Practitioner£26,544 - £28,640 pa + benefits Aylesbury, BuckinghamshireYou have an understanding of family interventions, drug, alcohol, and health related issues, and experience of working with adults in an addictions, housing or social care setting. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Complex Needs Practitioner (Family Practitioner).Aquarius is a charity that helps people and communities overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. We are part of 'One Recovery Buckinghamshire’ (ORB), a partnership between Inclusion (MPFT NHS Trust), Aquarius, ADFAM and Build on Belief providing support for alcohol and drug issues across Buckinghamshire.We are looking for a Complex Needs Practitioner (Family Practitioner) to join our team in Aylesbury. The purpose of the role is to engage people who are affected by someone’s substance use in a variety of interventions, using a person centred approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase resilience and achieve positive outcomes.All Complex Needs Practitioners (Family Practitioner) work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings. The caseload will include a mixture of community and multi-agency referral pathways including health and social care. You will join our caring multi-disciplinary teams, to help empower you to provide quality psychosocial interventions to our diverse client groups. Complex Need Practitioners (Family Practitioner) will work with support, training and recognised best practice family interventions, in collaboration with our partners ADFAM. A core part of the role will be working with people to address holistic support needs across all aspects of the person’s coping strategies and wellbeing. This could include diverse work related to physical & emotional wellbeing, knowledge and understanding of drugs / alcohol / treatment, relationship with substance user, relationships with family and friends, meaningful activity, self-care and goal setting.An energetic and confident self-starter, you have experience in Family/Carer work or a qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we’ll consider candidates with experience of working in family support or the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. Experience of liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and engaging effectively with clients in a variety of settings is essential. You’ll also need a flexible approach, excellent record keeping and report writing skills and a willingness to work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings, on an outreach basis, with a central hub base at our head office. This is a permanent full-time role requiring the post holder to work 37 hours per week. To apply please visit our website via the apply button. This is a rolling recruitment process. Candidates will be interviewed as and when they are shortlisted. We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.Aquarius was a subsidiary of Richmond Fellowship, with both organisations being part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. On 1st June 2024 Richmond Fellowship merged with Humankind to form a single organisation that provides the joined-up mental health, housing and drug and alcohol support we’ve all known has been needed for decades. At the same time, Aquarius became a subsidiary of Humankind, with no impact to terms and conditions of employment. In October 2024, Humankind will be renamed to reflect the new organisation, of which Aquarius will remain a subsidiary.

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