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. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Support Worker.
Right now, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team in Oxfordshire. 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 maintain administrative systems as well as gain experience in providing advice, advocacy, group work and elements of assessment and case management with young people, as directed . You will work from one of seven offices across Oxfordshire but most of our work is on an outreach basis working from schools, colleges and youth clubs. 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 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 a commitment to taking a client centred approach to providing services and working in a way that recognises and values diversity.
The successful candidate must be a car driver and the office location is negotiable.
This is a rolling recruitment process shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.
Aquarius is 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. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.