You have lived experience of alcohol and drug issues, either through your own use or that of a family member. And, you would like the opportunity to put that experience to great use in the future. Welcome to Aquarius as an Apprentice Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker.
Right now, we’re looking for a young person who understands the harm that alcohol and drug misuse can cause to individuals, young people, children, families and society to join our dedicated team. Your challenge? To provide information, advice, support, advocacy and key work care plans for young people experiencing such problems. During your time here you’ll also receive training towards achieving a recognised apprenticeship qualification - City and Guilds Diploma in Adult Care Level 2, which could open up many career opportunities in the future. The apprenticeship will last until 1st October 2021 and you must be willing to work from Aquarius offices and a variety of community venues in the Northampton area where the service is delivered.
As well as good knowledge of alcohol/drug misuse, you have a sympathetic approach to people experiencing these problems and have had an absence of such problems yourself for at least two years. What’s more, you have a flexible approach, good verbal and written communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team and are keen to attain a Level 2 in Adult Care. The ability to keep accurate records is important too, as is proficiency using Microsoft Office applications. We’ll also be looking for the confidence to liaise with other health and social care agencies, a smart and professional appearance and a willingness to assist with groups, training and promotional events.
Please note that this role is offered as a fixed term position ending on 1st October 2021.
Closing date: 26th November 2019
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding apprenticeship that comes with some really great benefits? Then 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.