Support Worker - Young People

West Midlands
31 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed term contract until January 31st 2019 Do you have a good understanding of the harm caused by alcohol and drug use to adults, young people, children, families and society and a sympathetic approach to people who misuse them? 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 a Support Worker. 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 Support Worker to join their Telford & Wrekin service. Based in the West Midlands, Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling working closely with individuals, family and friends. But it's only possible with the help of people like you. Your challenge? To engage, build and sustain positive relationships with young people providing advice, support, advocacy and key work for recovery plans undertaking elements of assessment and case management as directed. You'll work not only from Aquarius offices, but also in youth settings and other outreach settings as required. And, all the while, we'll expect you to operate in a way that recognises and values diversity and understands the functional model of substance misuse, the Recovery Agenda and the problems caused to young people by alcohol and drug misuse. Preferably with a NVQ 2/3 in Social Care, or willing to attain this, you are used to working to policy and procedural requirements that include child protection, vulnerable adults, confidentiality and health & safety. We'll also be looking for good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate records and fulfil data requirements. A flexible approach is important too, as is commitment to taking a client centred approach to providing services and working in a way that recognises and values diversity. 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. Ref: 17/323 Closing date: 15th September 2017 Interview date: 3rd October 2017