Westminster Drug Project
Westminster Drug Project
WDP is a vibrant and innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. For over 25 years we have provided support to individuals, their families and the wider communities from centres across London, the North West, South East and East of England. We believe with the right support people can make long-lasting transformations in their lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration.

Current vacancies

Deputy Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £35,000
  • Cheshire West and Chester’
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise, while contributing to the development of excellent services?

The service

WDP has been providing drug and alcohol services in Cheshire West and Chester since 1 April 2019 and are proud of the high performance achieved in the service during this time. The service is commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council and is CQC registered.

The service works with Young People & Adults and actively promotes Recovery with individuals directly affected by substance misuse issues, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and the local community, to improve the wider health and wellbeing of society.

Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial, recovery-orientated, health focused and inpatient interventions that support individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/ or alcohol related needs.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly created role of Deputy Service Manager to contribute to the ongoing management, growth, and development of the Service.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with individuals who use alcohol and substances, and a comprehensive understanding of the current operating environment within the substance misuse sector, including an excellent understanding of the requirements of CQC compliance.

You will manage and provide supervision to an agreed portfolio of service provision, working alongside the service’s prescribers to provide a clinically safe, sound and recovery focused service. While you will have defined areas of work you may have to deputise for the Service Manage in any part of the Service. While operational experience is key an added advantage will be a strong track record in performance and / or Quality management.

We are looking for a passionate and professional person to fill this position, key requirements include:

  • Strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders
  • Experience of managing and developing partnership working
  • Ability to innovate and develop recovery focused service interventions
  • An ability to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance
  • Knowledge of criminal justice, clinical and outreach models of work
  • A strong understanding of CQC

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £28,000- £35,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Work base to be agreed from any of the three Hubs

Location

We have Hubs in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across these sites, the wider Northwest and occasional travel to our Head office in London.

Why should you apply?

You want the opportunity to bring and build your ideas and creativity into a new and developing service

You want to work for an innovative, rewarding, compassionate and supportive organisation

You are looking for competitive pay with opportunity for professional growth and development

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Young People’s Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,018 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Would you like to deliver early intervention and prevention work, in a variety of youth settings?

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

The successful candidate will work flexibly across a variety of community settings to reach out to young people, engaging with professionals to develop pathways between local services, such as A&E, Mental Health & Youth Offending. Offering bespoke interventions to young people, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of universal, targeted and specialist services.

This role plays a key part in preventing young people engaging in substance misuse and other risk-taking behaviour. As such, the successful candidate will be required to deliver a range of drug and alcohol programmes, tailored to the needs of the local communities. Innovation and partnership working are essential skills required for this role.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £21,018 - £26,500 pro rata
  • Fixed Term until January 2022
  • 25 hours per week

Location

WDP Cheshire West and Chester works across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. The successful candidate must be able to work across all sites as well as a number of evenings and weekends.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Flexible working in a range of youth settings
  • A new challenge
  • Focused caseload
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Peer Advocacy and Engagement Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 16th May 2021

Job Summary

Are you passionate about co-production and ensuring service users voices are heard and they are involved in service development?

The service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

The role

This role will sit within the Brent New Beginnings Targeting Rough Sleepers through Outreach (TRSO) team and will have lived experience of drug and alcohol dependency and/or rough sleeping or homelessness either personally and now in recovery or indirectly through someone close to you.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to engaging with rough sleepers with drug and alcohol issues, helping them to have a voice during their engagement with services. The role will involve:

  • Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention
  • Promoting recovery in daily practice in both group and one-to-one settings
  • Helping rough sleepers to understand their rights and supporting them to engage in services available to support them.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

Primarily based at the New Beginnings’ Cobbold Road Hub, however there is an expectation to work across sites and within the community.

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge working with rough sleepers affected by drug and alcohol issues
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Administrator/Receptionist

  • Full time
  • £21,018 – £25,000
  • Merton, London
  • Closing 16th May 2021

Job Summary

Are you a receptionist or administrator who is interested in working in the substance misuse sector to help people make positive changes in their lives? This new role is an opportunity to join one of WDP’s fully-integrated flagship services.

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Merton residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The Role

The receptionist and administrator for WDP Merton is the ‘first face of the service’, providing a warm and professional welcome for service users, professionals and our local partners and stakeholders.

The post-holder will be able to demonstrate a non-judgemental attitude and an ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds. With strong IT and communication skills, they will be able to manage a busy reception and switchboard, and support the service with taking and processing referrals and assessments, correspondence and invoices.

Conditions

  • Permanent contract.
  • 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics

Location

The role is based at our Merton hub in Mitcham CR4 but may involve travel to external meetings and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

  • An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services.
  • Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.
  • Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.
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Recovery and Well-being Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,018 – £26,500
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to make a difference working with service users with problematic substance use?

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

Experience of working within substance misuse or a related Health and Social Care setting is essential. The successful candidate must be committed, resourceful and highly motivated to engage service users within treatment services and promote recovery through their daily practice. This role will require the post holder to assess the needs of service users, deliver effective interventions, complete detailed reports, and work closely with our clinical team and partner agencies.

An emphatic and non-judgmental approach is imperative, as this role involves working with a wide range of challenging issues and behaviours and many difficult to engage clients. Good time management and team working skills are essential in this fast-paced service.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £21,018 - £26,500 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Location: Chester

Why should you apply?

  • You want a new challenge in an innovative organisation
  • You want to positively impact individuals and the wider community
  • You want to work for a compassionate and caring organisation
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Recovery Practitioner (Alcohol & Non-opiates)

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 16th May 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to deliver health related interventions to promote and improve the health and well-being of those with substance misuse?

The service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

The role

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to supporting the local non-opiate and alcohol substance misuse community and their associated needs by:

  • Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention
  • Promoting recovery in their daily practice in both group and one-to-one settings
  • Completing comprehensive assessments, risk assessment, risk management and Recovery Care Plans with service users to ensure personalised and recovery-focused treatment journeys
  • Working in partnership with our clinical and aftercare services, primary care services, Criminal Justice agencies, Outreach services, Young Peoples’ services, treatment providers, service users and the local community

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

Primarily based at the New Beginnings’ Cobbold Road Hub, however there is an expectation to work across sites should there be a need to.

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge working with those with alcohol misuse
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Data Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,629 – £25,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Would you like to deliver health related interventions to promote and improve the health and well-being of substance misusers?

The Service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

The Role

As Data Administrator you will provide performance information and analysis through the collation, validation and interpretation of internal and external data.

The post holder will work closely with the Performance Lead to ensure that the service is able to report effectively to commissioners and Public Health England (PHE) accurately and in a timely manner.

Location

The job will be based at Willesden Centre for Health

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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IOM Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Would you like to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

WDP New Beginnings has been providing drug and alcohol services in the London Borough of Brent since 2006 and has been awarded the new contract as lead provider, working in partnership with Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

The role

The successful post holder will assess, engage and resettle service users actively involved in the criminal justice system. The role will involve working from WDP premises, courts, Probation Offices and other appropriate settings

Location

The successful candidate will be based at WDP New Beginnings

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge working with those in the criminal justice system
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Specialist Women’s Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for an individual who is proactive, caring, and passionate about supporting women to overcome barriers into treatment. Partnership collaboration is a must to ensure to holistic support and care navigation.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances.
  • Deliver street-based interventions.
  • Close working with Women specific support agencies such as Solace/multi- agency forum (CMARAC).
  • Engage and build relationships with women who are rough sleepers/street active.
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution.
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g., GPs, probation, hostels etc.
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider.
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics.
  • Manage a case load of service users, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with local treatment providers.
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, caring, person centred and passionate about supporting people with multiple needs. Essential to this role is the drive to support individuals to navigate often complex systems to get the support they need for substance misuse and their mental health condition.

The successful candidate will develop a new and exciting partnerships with mental health services, outreach/housing service to support those service users with a dual diagnosis and housing needs, bringing together the key aspects of housing, stability and mental wellness.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances.
  • Deliver street-based interventions.
  • Engage and build relationships with individuals who are rough sleepers/street active.
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution.
  • Develop robust pathways between mental health and outreach/housing services.
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider.
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics.
  • Manage a case load of service users with complex needs, including substance misuse and mental health conditions, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with local treatment providers.
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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People Administrator - Central Service

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • London
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Are you ready to be part of a progressive and ambitious team and organisation?

A Little About Us:

The People & Culture Team at WDP passionately believe in equity, transparency, ethical innovation and forward thinking. We are not afraid to question the status quo, in search of the highest quality support for our clients. We are committed to working as a community of professionals to achieve beyond our individual capabilities as a unified collective. The WDP People Administrator is a keystone within the team, reinforcing the front-line service we provide, and upholding process and practice within the team.

The Role

  • To work with the People & Culture Team providing high quality administrative support for a range of human resources processes across the organisation.
  • To support the recruitment and new starter administrative processes, including dealing with DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.
  • To update and maintain a range of databases
  • Provide administrative support to absence management and recruitment processes.
  • Providing front of house/first point of contact services to staff in relation to HR people matters.

Conditions

  • Permanent role
  • FT/PT and Flexible working applications will be considered
  • Salary £25,000 to £30,000 per annum

Location

Home-based (subject to government guidance on working from home). Main workplace is our Central Office in St. James Park, London SW1H 9BL, with travel required to other services as and when required.

Shortlist

Hub Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £35,000
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise?

The service

WDP have been providing drug and alcohol services in the Cheshire West and Chester since April 2019. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

Our specialist teams include substance misuse workers, doctors, NMP and Health nurses. Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial and recovery orientated interventions that supports individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/or alcohol problems.

We are now seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate individual who thrives on achieving results to be an important part of the Cheshire West and Chester management team.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Hub Manager to contribute to the ongoing management,

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, committed, recovery focused and use their drive and innovation to ensure a consistent high-quality service, showcasing good practice, high performance.

You will manage and provide supervision to the service’s Senior Recovery Practitioners/ Recovery Practitioners. We are looking for a passionate and professional person to fill this post, key requirements include:

● Experience of managing and developing partnership working

● Ability to innovate and develop recovery focused service interventions

● An ability to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance

● Keen to contribute to wider organizational growth and development

● A strong understanding of CQC

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £28,000- £35,000 per annum

Permanent

37.5 hours per week

Why should you apply?

● You want the new challenge in an innovative organization

● You want to work for a compassionate and supportive organization

● You are looking for competitive pay with opportunity for professional growth and development

● You believe in the importance of helping others

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Hidden Harm and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support service users into substance misuse treatment and their families?

The Service

WDP Harrow is an established community Integrated service that is well performing and highly functioning. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox, as well as robust family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The Role

As the Hidden Harm and Family Worker you will support parents/carers, children and young people from the Eastern European community, with a specific focus on the Romanian community who are involved in problematic drug and/or alcohol misuse to minimise the impact of this substance misuse on their children.

As the Hidden Harm and Family Worker you will work across WDP Harrow, the Young People’s Substance Misuse service and Children’s services to ensure that strong partnership links are developed and maintained with the Harrow Local Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards, children and adult mental health services and MARAC, MAPPA and MASH meetings.

The successful candidate must be committed, hardworking and highly motivated, and have experience of working with substance misuse and related health and well-being issues.

Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum

15 months contract (Fixed term contract)

37.5 hours per week

Location

WDP Harrow, Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (Compass) and Harrow Children’s Services

Why Should You Apply?

The opportunity to work in one of WDPs flagship services.

You want to positively impact individuals and the wider community

Exciting and innovative field

Focused caseload

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work as a recovery practitioner in an established WDP service, and help service users to achieve sustained recovery?

The Service

WDP Harrow is an established community integrated service that is well performing and highly functioning. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox, as well as robust family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The Role

The Recovery Practitioner will work from the service site and, at times, across the local community, undertaking a wide range of duty and care-coordination functions, working with service users from the first point of contact through to their planned exit from the service following treatment.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly-motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting people with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving service making positive changes in service users’ lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery-based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.

Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 to £29,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

Harrow Recovery Centre is based on Bessborough Road, close to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube station.

Why Should You Apply?

An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

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Deputy Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £39,250
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 30th May 2021

Job Summary

Deputy Service Manager – R3 Treatment Provision or Community Provision

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise, while contributing to the development of excellent services?

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Redbridge is a fully integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Redbridge residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The service works with Young People & Adults and actively promotes recovery with individuals directly affected by substance misuse issues, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and the local community, to improve the wider health and wellbeing of society.

Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial, recovery-orientated, health focused and inpatient interventions that support individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/ or alcohol related needs.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 newly created roles of Deputy Service Manager to contribute to the ongoing management, growth, and development of the Service. The Deputy Service Manager will oversee either the R3 Treatment Provision or The Community Provision comprising of Outreach, Criminal Justice and Young Peoples service provisions.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with individuals who use alcohol and substances, and a comprehensive understanding of the current operating environment within the substance misuse sector, including an excellent understanding of the requirements of CQC compliance.

You will manage and provide supervision to an agreed portfolio of service provision, working alongside the service’s prescribers to provide a clinically safe, sound and recovery focused service. While you will have defined areas of work you may have to deputise for the Services Manage in any part of the Service. While operational experience is key, you will have a strong track record in performance and / or Quality management.

We are looking for a passionate and professional person to fill this position, key requirements include:

  • Strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders
  • Experience of managing and developing partnership working
  • Ability to innovate and develop recovery focused service interventions
  • An ability to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance
  • Knowledge of criminal justice, clinical and outreach models of work
  • A strong understanding of CQC

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £34,000- £39,250 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Work base to be agreed from any of the 2 Teams

Location

The role is based in Ilford, Redbridge, but at times may involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

Shortlist

Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for caring, dynamic, and self-motivated individuals to support people who often feel excluded from the help they need. This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances
  • Engage and build relationships with rough sleepers/street active individuals
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g., GPs, probation, hostels etc
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics
  • Manage a case load of service users, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with Local Treatment providers
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people in to treatment

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 annum
  • Fixed Term- 31st March 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Dual Diagnosis Assertive Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

Job Summary

Would you like the opportunity to develop into a new role within WDP?

The Service

Greenwich WDP is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Recovery Practitioner to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant borough.

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organization.

The Role

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to supporting the local Opiate, Alcohol dependant and Non-dependant substance misuse community and their associated needs by:

  • Working with the local community, making every contact count through motivational interviewing and brief advice and intervention
  • Identifying and targeting known hot spots, including partnership working and joint operations as required
  • Supporting the RBG (to collate and gather information from a range of sources, including street drinkers, partner agencies and residents)
  • Supporting those in the area into mainstream services and working with local providers to enhance provision for this hard to engage population
  • You will have experience of working with people who are experiencing substance misuse difficulties or who are vulnerable.
  • The post holder will carry a caseload ensuring that assessments of need are conducted thoroughly, that safeguarding of service users, their families and the wider community are protected from harm.
  • You will have responsibility for planning and delivery of effective treatment interventions to those that use our services.
  • The post holder will deliver face to face, group work utilising evidenced based interventions

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • 12 months fixed contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

This role will be in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (821 Woolwich Road,) providing a service across the whole borough but based in Charlton. You may be required to work flexibly to provide some evening sessions and from other satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough where you will be able to support the local community.

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Young People’s Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,018 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 18th April 2021

Would you like to deliver early intervention and prevention work, in a variety of youth settings?

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

The successful candidate will work flexibly across a variety of community settings to reach out to young people, engaging with professionals to develop pathways between local services, such as A&E, Mental Health & Youth Offending. Offering bespoke interventions to young people, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of universal, targeted and specialist services.

This role plays a key part in preventing young people engaging in substance misuse and other risk-taking behaviour. As such, the successful candidate will be required to deliver a range of drug and alcohol programmes, tailored to the needs of the local communities. Innovation and partnership working are essential skills required for this role.

Conditions

· Salary band of £21,018 - £26,500 pro rata

· Fixed Term until January 2022

· 25 hours per week

Location

WDP Cheshire West and Chester works across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. The successful candidate must be able to work across all sites as well as a number of evenings and weekends.

Why should you apply?

· Flexible working in a range of youth settings

· A new challenge

· Focused caseload

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IT Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £32,000
  • Dartmouth Street, London
  • Closing 18th April 2021

Do you want a career in IT with a leading substance misuse charity?

An opportunity has arisen to join WDP’s IT team as an IT Support Officer. This diverse and exciting role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills. You will become involved in a broad range of activities and tasks to ensure the efficient maintenance of IT services across the organisation.

This role will provide 1st/2nd and 3rd line IT support including project coordination and IT administration. To ensure high standards of customer service by supporting staff and WDP services with a range of IT related requests via the helpdesk ticket system including the following:

  • Providing 1st 2nd and 3rd line IT support when required.
  • Maintain the security and efficiency of WDP’s IT and telephone systems and equipment.
  • Assets management, project coordination,
  • Setting up new PCs/laptops
  • Software installations
  • Network Management
  • Documentation and documentation management
  • Assist Head of IT on preparing reports

The ideal person will have experience of working in an IT environment and able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise and organise their workload. The successful candidate will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, requiring a personable and accessible approach to communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.

Working knowledge of Windows Azure/WVD environment, ITIL and project management qualifications are desirable.

As well as above, we are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:

1. Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.

2. In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations

3. Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help, and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users

4. Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 18th April 2021

Recovery Practitioner, Redbridge – Opiate and Non-Opiate Team.

The Service

WDP Redbridge is a fully integrated drug and alcohol treatment and recovery service for the London Borough of Redbridge. Our specialist team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial and recovery-orientated interventions for individuals and their families who wish to receive support and treatment for their drug and/or alcohol related problems.

We are seeking to recruit a passionate and dynamic Recovery Practitioner to join our opiate and non-opiate team and contribute to our ongoing success in this diverse and vibrant borough.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join WDP Redbridge as we implement a reshaped service provision to provide the best possible care to service users. You will bring a wealth of experience and a can-do attitude as a recovery practitioner to a busy service.

Experience of working within substance misuse is essential. This role will require the post holder to assess the needs of service users, deliver effective interventions the managed caseload, complete detailed timely reports, and work closely with our clinical team and partner agencies.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Focussed caseload
  • Competitive salary
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Employment Specialist - IPS

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £32,000
  • London
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support Service Users back into paid work?

The Service

WDP are delivering a large IPS employment service contract in West London, where a team of 10 staff will support over 700 job starts with individuals affected by substance misuse.

IPS (Individual Placement & Support) is a proven system based around working intensively and exclusively on securing employment.

The Role

We are looking for an Employment Specialist (ES) to join our IPS Team. Working to monthly targets, you will closely support a group of clients back into work. You will be dynamic and driven to secure the best outcomes for your caseload.

Conditions

Salary band of £26,000 - £32,000 per annum

Fixed term – 12 months (with a possible extension)

37.5 hours per week

Location

We are looking for an employment specialist to join our team working in Westminster/Kensington and Chelsea and supporting the other Boroughs in West London.

Why Should You Apply?

A new challenge

Focussed caseload

Competitive salary

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IOM Recovery Practitioner – Brent

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Would you like to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

WDP New Beginnings has been providing drug and alcohol services in the London Borough of Brent since 2006 and has been awarded the new contract as lead provider, working in partnership with Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

The role

The successful post holder will assess, engage and resettle service users actively involved in the criminal justice system. The role will involve working from WDP premises, courts, Probation Offices and other appropriate settings

Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022

37.5 hours per week

Location

The successful candidate will be based at WDP New Beginnings

Why should you apply?

A new challenge working with those in the criminal justice system

Specialist role

Competitive salary

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Criminal Justice Recovery Practitioner, Brent

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Would you like to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

WDP New Beginnings has been providing drug and alcohol services in the London Borough of Brent since 2006 and has been awarded the new contract as lead provider, working in partnership with Central and North-West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

The role

The successful post holder will assess, engage and resettle service users actively involved in the criminal justice system. The role will involve working from WDP premises, courts, Probation Offices and other appropriate settings.

Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000

Permanent

37.5 hours per week

Location

The successful candidate will be based at WDP New Beginnings

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge working with those in the criminal justice system
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Criminal Justice Recovery Practitioner, Hillingdon

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Hillingdon
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

The ARCH treatment service, led by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), is a community substance misuse treatment service that offers a broad range of treatments from different teams, including the WDP Criminal Justice Team

The role

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced drug and alcohol recovery practitioner. The post holder will work closely with partners from police, probation and the prison service to support and engage service users into recovery-orientated drug and alcohol treatment. The key objective of the role is to assist service users to address their offending behaviour and become free from dependency. This exciting role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 to £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • This role is dependent upon the successful applicant obtaining Metropolitan Police clearance

Location

The successful candidate will predominantly be working within the ARCH service in Uxbridge with the possibility of travelling to local criminal justice settings.

Why should you apply?

• Opportunity to engage individuals into substance misuse treatment and away from crime

• Working in a multi-disciplinary team within the ARCH umbrella

• Competitive salary

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Data Administrator - Brent New Beginnings

  • Full time
  • £20,629 – £25,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Would you like to deliver health related interventions to promote and improve the health and well-being of substance misusers?

The Service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

The Role

As Data Administrator you will provide performance information and analysis through the collation, validation and interpretation of internal and external data.

The post holder will work closely with the Performance Lead to ensure that the service is able to report effectively to commissioners and Public Health England (PHE) accurately and in a timely manner.

Conditions

Salary band of £20,629- £25,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

The job will be based at - Willesden Centre for Health

Why Should You Apply?

Exciting and innovative field

Excellent training opportunities

Strong performance culture

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Criminal Justice Outreach Practitioner - Harrow

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The Service

WDP Harrow is an established community Integrated service that is well performing and highly functioning. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox, as well as robust family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The Role

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced drug and alcohol recovery practitioner. The post holder will work closely with partners from police, probation and the courts to support and engage service users into recovery-orientated drug and alcohol treatment. The key objective of the role is to assist service users to address their offending behaviour and become free from dependency. You will provide assertive outreach and re-engagement to support the larger Harrow Recovery Centre Team, supporting offenders to re-engage in treatment and to identify offenders who would benefit from the service. This exciting new role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users.

Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 to £29,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

This role is dependent upon the successful applicant obtaining Metropolitan Police clearance

Location

The successful candidate will predominantly be working within the Harrow Recovery Service and in various local criminal justice settings.

Why Should You Apply?

Opportunity to engage individuals into substance misuse treatment and away from crime

Working in a multi-disciplinary team within the Harrow Recovery Centre

Competitive salary

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Administrator Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 25th April 2021

Would you like to deliver health related interventions to promote and improve the health and well-being of substance misusers?

The Service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs.

The Role

As the New Beginnings Administrator, you will support the service with a range of tasks associated with running a smooth and effective service. You will have a strong administrative, communication and organisational skills and be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and external parties.

The post holder will need an empathetic and non-judgmental approach is imperative as this varied role will give you exposure to a vast array of sensitive data.

Conditions

Salary band of £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

The job will be based across our two service hubs in Brent at Cobbold Road & Willesden Centre for Health

Why Should You Apply?

Exciting and innovative field

Excellent training opportunities

Strong performance culture

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Receptionist

  • Full time
  • £20,629 – £25,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Would you like to deliver health related interventions to promote and improve the health and well-being of substance misusers?

The Service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

The Role

The receptionist for Brent New Beginnings is the ‘first face of the service’, providing a warm and professional welcome for service users, professionals and all other stakeholders.

You must be able to demonstrate a non-judgemental attitude and an ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression, and you will be holding this vital task for the service.

Conditions

Salary band of £20,629 - £25,000 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

The job will be based at Cobbold Road.

Why Should You Apply?

Exciting and innovative field

Excellent training opportunities

Strong performance culture

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Link Worker (Substance Misuse & Mental Health)

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Congleton & Macclesfield, East Cheshire
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Would you like to make a difference working with service users with problematic substance use?

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

WDP are working in Partnership with P3 who are developing a new Housing first service based in Cheshire East – working with 6 people at any one time. Accommodation will be provided in single self-contained units. We are looking for specialist link workers (seconded roles) as part of this service:

Experience of working within substance misuse or a related Health and Social Care setting is essential. The successful candidate must be committed, resourceful and highly motivated to engage service users within treatment services and promote recovery through their daily practice. This role will require the post holder to assess the needs of service users, deliver effective interventions, complete detailed reports, and work closely with our clinical team and partner agencies.

An emphatic and non-judgmental approach is imperative, as this role involves working with a wide range of challenging issues and behaviours and many difficult to engage clients. Good time management and team working skills are essential.

Conditions

Salary band of £20,500 - £26,500 (Pro-Rata)

Fixed Term 12 months

15 hours per week

Location

East Cheshire

Congleton & Macclesfield

Why should you apply?

A new challenge in a new and innovative service

Opportunity to develop group work skills

Enhance recovery opportunities

Interested?

For an informal chat about the role, contact Jane Murphy, jane.murphy@wdp.org.uk

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Specialist Women’s Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for an individual who is proactive, caring, and passionate about supporting women to overcome barriers into treatment. Partnership collaboration is a must to ensure to holistic support and care navigation.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances.
  • Deliver street-based interventions.
  • Close working with Women specific support agencies such as Solace/multi- agency forum (CMARAC).
  • Engage and build relationships with women who are rough sleepers/street active.
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution.
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g., GPs, probation, hostels etc.
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider.
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics.
  • Manage a case load of service users, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with local treatment providers.
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 annum
  • Fixed Term- 31st March 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/ Islington
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, caring, person centred and passionate about supporting people with multiple needs. Essential to this role is the drive to support individuals to navigate often complex systems to get the support they need for substance misuse and their mental health condition.

The successful candidate will develop a new and exciting partnerships with mental health services, outreach/housing service to support those service users with a dual diagnosis and housing needs, bringing together the key aspects of housing, stability and mental wellness.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances.
  • Deliver street-based interventions.
  • Engage and build relationships with individuals who are rough sleepers/street active.
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution.
  • Develop robust pathways between mental health and outreach/housing services.
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider.
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics.
  • Manage a case load of service users with complex needs, including substance misuse and mental health conditions, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with local treatment providers.
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 annum
  • Fixed Term- 31st March 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Young People’s Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Kingston
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Would you like to make a difference working with service users with problematic substance use?

The service

Working in partnership with Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, WDP is subcontracted to deliver recovery-based services across the London Borough of Kingston.

The Kingston Wellbeing Service is an integrated drug and alcohol treatment and recovery support service that serves adult residents of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. Based at the Surbiton Health Centre and operating at locations across the borough, the service is high performing, ambitious and extremely well regarded by stakeholders and the local community.

The role

We are looking for an exceptional person with the right blend of skills, experience and personal qualities who can make a significant contribution to the continued success and development of the service.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about service users and delivering high-quality services and someone who thrives as part of a successful team.

Key requirements of candidates are:

  • Experience of working with service users with substance misuse problems
  • Experience of working with people involved in the criminal justice system
  • Experience of running groups

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent
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Top job! Hub-Based Nurse

  • Full time
  • £30,764 – £40,558
  • Camden
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

The Service

We have an exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for a nurse who is self-motivated, caring, person centred and passionate about supporting people with multiple needs access healthcare.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team including the Borough Clinical Lead to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

Key role responsibilities include:

  • To provide clinical care within an Outreach Team setting, role modelling best practice standards.
  • To deliver clinical interventions in community-based hubs.
  • Work in an outreach capacity to improve physical and mental wellbeing of service users who are street active/rough sleepers.
  • Improve healthcare access for rough sleepers/ at risk individuals including GP registration; wound care; BBV testing/treatment; urgent health care, including via outreach.
  • To provide and supervise the delivery of high standards of nursing care to service users in accordance with up-to-date evidence based professional practice and WDP policies.
  • To support service users affected by drug and alcohol use to achieve and sustain their recovery, optimising health and well-being.
  • To work in partnership with hostel hospital, GP and other colleagues to provide seamless and holistic care packages for service users.
  • To be a member of the multidisciplinary team providing holistic care interventions for people who are rough sleepers with substance misuse problems, providing direct, including caseload management within a community setting.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £30,764 - £40,558 annum
  • Permanent
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job is outreach and hub based. There are projects will be based in the borough of Camden.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for caring, dynamic, and self-motivated individuals to support people who often feel excluded from the help they need. This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances
  • Engage and build relationships with rough sleepers/street active individuals
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g., GPs, probation, hostels etc
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics
  • Manage a case load of service users, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with Local Treatment providers
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people in to treatment

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 annum
  • Fixed Term- 31st March 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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Dual Diagnosis Assertive Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Would you like the opportunity to develop into a new role within WDP?

The Service

Greenwich WDP is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Recovery Practitioner to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant borough.

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organization

The Role

  • The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to supporting the local Opiate, Alcohol dependant and Non-dependant substance misuse community and their associated needs by:
  • Working with the local community, making every contact count through motivational interviewing and brief advice and intervention
  • Identifying and targeting known hot spots, including partnership working and joint operations as required
  • Supporting the RBG (to collate and gather information from a range of sources, including street drinkers, partner agencies and residents)
  • Supporting those in the area into mainstream services and working with local providers to enhance provision for this hard to engage population
  • You will have experience of working with people who are experiencing substance misuse difficulties or who are vulnerable.
  • The post holder will carry a caseload ensuring that assessments of need are conducted thoroughly, that safeguarding of service users, their families and the wider community are protected from harm.
  • You will have responsibility for planning and delivery of effective treatment interventions to those that use our services.
  • The post holder will deliver face to face, group work utilising evidenced based interventions

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • 12 months fixed contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

This role will be in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (821 Woolwich Road,) providing a service across the whole borough but based in Charlton. You may be required to work flexibly to provide some evening sessions and from other satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough where you will be able to support the local community.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Camden/ Islington
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

The Service

This is an exciting opportunity to support the homeless population of Camden and Islington into treatment to address their substance misuse issues. The post holder will manage the Rough Sleepers Project Outreach Team and will be an integral component of our early engagement provision targeting the homeless population working closely with our local stakeholders to engage, stabilise and where necessary re-engage service users who are misusing substances but not currently actively engaging with treatment services.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and caring Team Leader who will be responsible for providing day to day operational management.

The post holder will be integral to ensuring a high-quality service that promotes recovery and increase opportunities for the homeless population to achieve sustainable recovery and, holistically supporting service users to enter and move through the recovery focused service. You will contribute to the creation of an outcome focussed culture as well as participate in a learning culture for all that consciously celebrates and engages with diversity.

The Role

Key role responsibilities include:

  • To ensure staff have the appropriate support (supervision), training and guidance they need to carry out their duties.
  • To coordinate effective delivery across outreach sites, and ensuring out of hour access to support (including devising rotas)
  • Develop collaborative partnerships and attend relevant meetings to foster this partnership working.
  • Support with the services achievement of performance targets. Contribute to the achievement of overall service and WDP objectives and Key Performance Indicators and contractual obligations are met.
  • Develop plans for meeting targets for team and area of responsibility.
  • To support service users affected by drug and alcohol use to achieve and sustain their recovery, optimising health, and well-being.
  • To work in partnership with hostel hospital, GP and other colleagues to provide seamless and holistic care packages for service users.
  • To be a member of the multidisciplinary team providing holistic care interventions for people who are rough sleepers with substance misuse problems, providing direct, including caseload management within a community setting.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £29,000 - £34,000 annum
  • Fixed Term
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is peripatetic, and these projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden and Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture
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IT Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £32,000
  • Dartmouth Street, London
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

Do you want a career in IT with a leading substance misuse charity?

An opportunity has arisen to join WDP’s IT team as an IT Support Officer. This diverse and exciting role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills. You will become involved in a broad range of activities and tasks to ensure the efficient maintenance of IT services across the organisation.

This role will provide 1st/2nd and 3rd line IT support including project coordination and IT administration. To ensure high standards of customer service by supporting staff and WDP services with a range of IT related requests via the helpdesk ticket system including the following:

  • Providing 1st 2nd and 3rd line IT support when required.
  • Maintain the security and efficiency of WDP’s IT and telephone systems and equipment.
  • Assets management, project coordination,
  • Setting up new PCs/laptops
  • Software installations
  • Network Management
  • Documentation and documentation management
  • Assist Head of IT on preparing reports

The ideal person will have experience of working in an IT environment and able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise and organise their workload. The successful candidate will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, requiring a personable and accessible approach to communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships.

Working knowledge of Windows Azure/WVD environment, ITIL and project management qualifications are desirable.

As well as above, we are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role:

  1. Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and bring innovative ideas to help achieve this.
  2. In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations
  3. Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help, and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users
  4. Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community
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Recovery Practitioner Opiates

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Merton, London
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Are you a recovery practitioner with specialist knowledge and interest in opiate treatment and recovery? This is a new opportunity to provide recovery-focused care in one of WDP’s fully-integrated flagship services.

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Merton residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The Role

The opiate recovery practitioner role will hold a focused caseload of service users who are working on their recovery from opioid dependency, most of whom will be prescribed OST. With an understanding of both prescribing and effective psychosocial interventions, you will support service users to reduce harm, stabilise on their medication, and achieve lasting recovery from dependence. Part of the role will include supporting service users to access detox and rehab.

You will also have the opportunity to support WDP Merton’s Buvidal (injectable buprenorphine) pilot, and provide naloxone training to service users, staff and external agencies.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly-motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting people with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving service making positive changes in service users’ lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery-based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.

Conditions

• Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum

• Fixed Term contract for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics

Location

The role is based at the Merton hub, but at times may involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

• An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

• Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

• Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

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Health Trainer/Health Psychologist in Training

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Merton, London
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Are you a health trainer or trainee health psychologist with an interest in alcohol harm reduction and improving health outcomes for people who are using drugs or alcohol? This new role is an exciting and rare opportunity to join one of WDP’s fully integrated flagship services.

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Merton residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The Role

As an experienced health trainer or health psychologist in training, you will be delivering alcohol identification and brief advice (IBA) and extended brief interventions (EBI) to individuals who are drinking hazardously or harmfully. Using intervention approaches such as motivational interviewing and solutions-focused brief therapy, and tools such as the AUDIT-C and AUDIT, you will help them set and track SMART goals to reduce their alcohol intake to less risky levels and support them to access longer-term structured treatment with WDP if they require it.

People who are experiencing problems with substance misuse often neglect other aspects of their health, such as routine screenings, vaccinations, dentistry, and adherence to medications. This role will also be involved in promoting and helping help all service users to take actions that will improve their health and reduce their vulnerability to developing chronic conditions.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly motivated candidates with an interest in working with this client group and an understanding of health behaviour change techniques.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving service making positive changes in service users’ lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery-based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.

For Stage 2 Health Psychology Trainees, the role will provide you with an opportunity to gain relevant experience across your key competencies. WDP will work with your supervisor to agree your plan of training.

Conditions

• Salary band of £ £24,627 - £29,000

• Fixed Term contract for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics

Location

The role is based at the Merton hub, but will involve delivering clinics at satellites within the borough and may involve travel to external meetings and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

• An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

• Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

• Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

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ETE and Mutual Aid Development Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Merton, London
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Are you an ETE practitioner or a recovery practitioner interested in ETE and building sustainable recovery communities? This new PHE funded role is an exciting and rare opportunity to join one of WDP’s fully integrated flagship services.

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton is a fully integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Merton residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The Role

Funded by Public Health England for one year, this role supports WDP’s Merton’s commitment to building recovery in the community (BRIC) and increase the employment prospects of our service users, including those who have been or are involved in the criminal justice system.

As well as holding a smaller focused mixed caseload, and reporting to the BRIC Coordinator, the role will work in partnership with colleagues, volunteers, peer mentors, service users, stakeholders and other local services and mutual aid groups to:

• Support the delivery of WDP’s in-house Recovery in Action ETE programmes and SMART Recovery group.

• Develop a collaborative network of external ETE partners and opportunities, including local colleges, adult education, volunteering, and specific services available to help people with a history of offending to get back into work.

• Provide ETE assessments and collaborative person-centred ETE care plans for service users.

• Help service users and other organisations establish local mutual aid and peer support groups: for example, Dual Recovery Anonymous and SMART Recovery.

• Link with local mental health mutual aid and peer support groups, ensuring we have referral or signposting pathways that are relevant and safe.

• Support practitioners to facilitate their service users to access mutual aid, emphasising best practice from the Improving Access to Mutual Aid guidelines and toolkits for commissioners and service providers.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly-motivated candidates with an interest in working with this client group and an understanding of mutual aid and ETE.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving service making positive changes in service users’ lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery-based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.

Conditions

• Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum

• Fixed Term contract for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics

Location

The role is based at the Merton hub, but will involve delivering clinics at satellites within the borough and may involve travel to external meetings and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

• An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

• Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

• Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

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