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

Young People’s Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 8th August 2021

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

The Service

The service is part of the wider WDP treatment services in Redbridge and works with Young People 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

The Young People’s practitioner will be part of our new, dynamic and exciting Young people’s service in redbridge. We are looking for someone who is motivated to ensure service users achieve the best possible outcomes.

The post-holder will deliver early intervention and prevention work and provide specialist drug and alcohol treatment for young people to:

  • Prevent young people from engaging in substance misusing and risk-taking behaviours
  • Enable young people to develop boundaries, emotional resilience and self-esteem
  • Actively support young people to reduce and/or stop harmful behaviours such as drug and alcohol consumption, encouraging prosocial and healthy alternatives

The post-holder will bring passion and enthusiasm alongside a commitment to working to support young people and their families. They will carry a caseload of young people and will be required to:

  • Provide full comprehensive assessment, care planning and risk management Deliver brief interventions, resilience training and harm minimisation
  • Involve and support families and carers of YP accessing the service
  • Liaise with and work in partnership with key agencies and stakeholders including the YOS, CAMHS, social services, schools and colleges
  • Where necessary, deliver structured group work to young people

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is predominantly based in Barkingside, 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.

Interested?

For an informal chat about the role, contact Tohel Ahmed, Service Manager on 07522235592 or tohel.ahmed@wdp.org.uk.

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Young People’s Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 8th August 2021

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

The Service

The service is part of the wider WDP treatment services in Redbridge and 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

The Young People’s Team Leader will be responsible for providing day to day operational management to the WDP Redbridge Young People’s service provision incorporating all substance types and sexual health with a strong focus on early prevention. 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 engages young persons and promotes recovery and positive behaviours and outcomes. 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. You will have a strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prevent young people from engaging in substance misuse and risk-taking behaviours.
  • Deliver a targeted and early intervention sexual health service working with young people aged 13 to 24. The service will identify and engage individuals and groups to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV.
  • Ensure young people are aware of the full range of contraceptive and sexual health services and methods available, including the take up of contraception and the Condom Card Scheme
  • Enable young people to develop boundaries, emotional resilience, and self-esteem.
  • Actively support young people to reduce and/or stop harmful behaviours such as drug and alcohol use, encouraging prosocial and healthy alternatives.

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £29,000 - £34,000

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is predominantly based in Barkingside, 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.

Interested?

For an informal chat about the role, contact Tohel Ahmed, Service Manager on 07522235592 or tohel.ahmed@wdp.org.uk.

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 22nd August 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.

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Focussed caseload
  • Competitive salary
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Recovery Practitioner Criminal Justice (PHE)

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 15th August 2021

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

The Service

The service 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

The recovery practitioner role will carry a caseload of primarily service users who are engaged in the criminal justice system and undertake a wide range of ‘duty’ and ‘care-coordination’ functions, working with service users in the from the point of first 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.

Location

The practitioner will be based in Redbridge and work across the local community and in: criminal justice premises, criminal justice settings (including courts, police stations, prisons, probation offices), outreach, treatment agencies, the community, and other appropriate settings.

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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Recovery Practitioner Criminal Justice

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 15th August 2021

Are you a recovery practitioner with specialist knowledge and interest in substance misuse treatment and criminal justice? This is a new opportunity in one of WDP’s fully-integrated flagship 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.

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

The recovery practitioner role will carry a caseload of primarily service users who are engaged in the criminal justice system and undertake a wide range of ‘duty’ and ‘care-coordination’ functions, working with service users in the from the point of first 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.

Location

The practitioner will be based in Redbridge and work across the local community and in: criminal justice premises, criminal justice settings (including courts, police stations, prisons, probation offices), outreach, treatment agencies, the community, and other appropriate settings

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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People Administrator - Central Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • London
  • Closing 8th August 2021

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

WDP and Our Values

WDP transforms lives. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services. WDP advocates for effective policy and funding from H&SC services through parliamentary groups and government consultations. As with our services, our responses are co-produced with individuals, communities, and partner organisations. Everyone who accesses WDP services is treated with respect and dignity. Working together, we make sure people are supported and empowered to make positive life choices.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

· Entrepreneurial

· In partnership

· Strong belief in service users

· Community focused

The Team

We are a small, friendly team committed to working as a community of professionals to achieve beyond our individual capabilities as a unified collective. We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.

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.

About the Role

The People Administrator role is a new position in the organisation, which reflects the growth of WDP. The People Administrator will be reinforcing the front-line service we provide, and upholding process and practice within the team.

Responsibilities include:

· 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.

Person Specification

We are looking for a CIPD qualified, motivated individual with strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail and with the ability to effectively prioritise workload.

Location

Our Head Office is in St. James Park, London SW1H 9BL and will form the base location for this role. Occasional travel will be required to other services. Flexible working applications are welcomed and will be considered in conjunction with hybrid models.

Why should you apply?

· An opportunity to join one of WDP and contribute to making a difference.

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

· Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.

Benefits include:

· Friendly family leave, flexible working

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Employee referral programme

· Season ticket Loans

· Cycle to Work Scheme

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Recovery Practitioner - Club Drugs and Chemsex

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 5th September 2021

Job Summary

Are you passionate about supporting people with complex drug issues?

We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to provide intensive and innovative support to those who use club drugs (such as crystal meth, GHB, ketamine, mephedrone and Spice) and/or take part in chemsex.

The role

This role will heavily focus on building strong relationships and undertaking satellite working from local partnership agencies such as sexual health clinics, LGBTQ+ services, outreach services and young people services.

You will also:

  • Provide information and advice around the problematic use of club drugs.
  • Work with LGBTQ+ people involved in the chemsex scene.
  • Support individuals who are HIV positive.
  • Help our service users to build their resilience and manage their mental, physical, and social care needs.
  • Assist and advocate for individuals as they navigate the different support services available to them.
  • Act as a care coordinator by providing one-to-one key working, motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction and relapse prevention.
  • Connect/re-connect individuals with their support networks and communities, to boost their confidence and aid their recovery.

The service

Find out about our New Beginnings service in Brent.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed term contract of 12 months with the possibility of an extension
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

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

Why should you apply?

  • An opportunity to develop a new and important element of our service
  • Specialist role working with complex issues
  • Competitive salary
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Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 15th August 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will be responsible for supporting the wider leadership team within New Beginnings to manage the delivery of integrated psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for service users in contact with the Criminal Justice System, to help bridge the gap between custody and community.

The Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to engaging with those within the criminal justice system who have 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

• Develop and maintain effective pathways with criminal justice agencies such as the police, probation, CRC and prisons.

• To manage a caseload of female prison link service clients, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with continuity of care

• Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

• Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum

• Permanent

• 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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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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will work as part of the SMART (Supportive Multi-Agency Response Team), a specialist multi-disciplinary Team supporting highly vulnerable and at-risk adults who are falling outside of Brent statutory service provision.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who takes the lead in engaging with and working face to face with service users who have drug and alcohol dependencies and have involvement with the criminal justice system.

• Taking the lead in working face to face with currently or formerly homeless complex service users with substance misuse issues and Criminal Justice System involvement as well as often dual diagnosis and other vulnerabilities

• Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention

• 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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Recovery Practitioner (Family)

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 15th August 2021

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:

• To work alongside colleagues in both substance misuse and children’s health and social care agencies to provide a dedicated service to families affected by parental substance misuse.

• Completing comprehensive assessments, risk assessment, risk management and Recovery Care Plans with service users to ensure personalised and recovery-focused treatment journeys

• Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention

• To work in partnership with other key services to safeguarding and provide families with the wraparound support required to meet their wider needs.

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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Dual Diagnosis Assertive Outreach Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 22nd August 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:

• To support The Greenwich Rough sleeping initiative and work with key stakeholders to target individuals with coexisting substance misuse and mental health needs.

• 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 housing, mental health and substance misuse difficulties.

• 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 engagement and support interventions as well as liaising with other professionals to individuals to engage with services to support their identified needs.

Conditions

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

• 9 months fixed term 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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Education, Training and Employment Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Islington, London
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

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

The service

Islington Better lives is an established, integrated community service delivered across several sites in the Borough. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial elements and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV and health interventions, OST, and community detox, group programme as well as having family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The role

The ETE worker will primarily be based at our King Henry’s Walk site supporting aftercare activities such as; ETE, Peer Mentoring, Groups and Service user Involvement/ Co-production

The successful candidate must be caring, committed, hardworking and highly motivated, and have experience of working with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing

Conditions

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

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week

Location

Betterlives is based across 3 sites in Islington:

309 Gray's Inn Road | London | WC1X 8QS

99-101 Seven Sisters Road | London | N7 7QP

28b King Henry's Walk |London | N1 4PB

Why should you apply?

  • To further develop within a busy and established service
  • You want a new challenge
  • To support further development of more focussed and structured Groups
  • To support further development of SU Involvement and Co-Production
  • Ongoing development of Partnership working in the community

Interested?

For an informal chat about the role, contact Helena Jones, Service Manager on

07308 613502 or Helena.Jones@wdp.org.uk.

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Project Support Assistant - Central Services

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £28,000
  • Central Office, London
  • Closing 29th August 2021

Are you looking for an opportunity to work on essential projects and support the development of high quality and performing services?

The Service

The role sits in the Operations, Programmes and Performance (OPPs) Department which consists of Heads of Services, Operations Managers, Data and Performance, Reintegration Programmes Manager and Service Development Managers. The Department is responsible for providing a range of functions and outputs including leadership to Services and Programmes across the organisation and to assess and organise responses to operating climate, challenges, gaps, risks and opportunities to WDP.

The Role

As the Project Support Assistant, you will support the Head of Services, Performance and Operations Managers in the day-to-day delivery of good practice in WDP services.

This will involve providing administrative support to operational meetings, supporting changes to services and implementation of new projects in line with WDP policies and procedures.

To achieve this, you will have strong administrative, data and organisational skills and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with staff across WDP services, the management team and head office departments. You will work as part of the OPPs Team and required to be responsive to the requirements of services.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24627 - £28000
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

To be negotiated. Ability to travel to WDP Head Office (London) and other WDP site locations is required.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Someone looking for an opportunity to work for a charity and make a difference to people’s lives
  • If you want to work in a positive and supportive team environment
  • Competitive Salary
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Deputy Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £39,250
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

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

The Service

We are bringing our community-based provisions under one Deputy Service Manager who will lead a Community Provision comprising Outreach, Criminal Justice, Young Persons Substance Misuse and Sexual Health. The team will work closely with our Treatment Provision (R3) and together will provide an end-to-end seamless recovery service focusing on improving health outcomes for service users engaging with the service.

The role

The Deputy Service Manager will 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 and work 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, you will have 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

Location

The role is predominantly based in Ilford, Redbridge at Ilford Chambers, 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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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,000 – £22,000
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Would you like to join a well-established team to help improve the health and wellbeing of those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This exciting and rewarding role has arisen due to internal progression and will provide you with significant scope for growth within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will:

• Provide a broad range of administrative duties within the service,

• Oversee, manage and monitor our Premises, Health and Safety compliance,

• Process local ordering and monitoring stock of resources,

• Manage petty cash, local invoice processing and other financial processes,

• Coordinate local IT and Telecoms management with our central teams,

• Support in auditing and data processing in the service.

Key terms and conditions include:

• Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum,

• Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months), with a potential to become Permanent,

• Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),

• Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, and on occasion the wider region.

Why should you apply?

• You want to be supported to grow your knowledge and enhance your career,

• You enjoy organising and managing processes and information,

• You want to be a key part of a compassionate and high performing team that is transforming lives,

• You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Are you interested?

To find out more about our service, visit New Beginnings in Cheshire West and Chester.

To find out more about WDP, visit WDP – Who we are.

For an informal discussion about the position, or if you would like to visit the service, please contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager on jane.murphy@wdp.org.uk or 07367 287 400.

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Practitioner - Criminal Justice and Outreach

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Northwich
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in a Criminal Justice context, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This exciting and rewarding role offers significant opportunities for innovation in working with client who are most risk of harm being key in ensuring joined up care is planned and managed well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual and the community.

The role will include working offsite, with partners, and in places such as Police Stations, Housing Provider services, Probation Service centres and other venues.

You will:

• Manage a case load of service users involved with the criminal justice system, conducting assessments, evidence-based interventions, recovery and aftercare planning,

• Deliver criminal justice interventions such as supporting the IOM scheme, delivering Required Assessments (RAs), Restrictions on Bail (RoB), Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) assessments,

• Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,

• Enable service users to access education and employment services and health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services.

• Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

• Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum (pro rata) ,

• Contract type: Permanent,

• Hours: Part Time (30 hours),

• Base of work: Northwich.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs if required, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

• You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged people,

• You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,

• You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

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Deputy Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £35,000
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Would you like to lead a motivated and well-established team to help improve the health and wellbeing of those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This new, exciting and rewarding role will provide you with significant scope for growth and innovation within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will:

• Take direct responsibility for specific areas of activity in the service,

• Develop recovery-focused interventions and service delivery solutions,

• Work alongside the service’s prescribers to provide a clinically safe and recovery-focused service,

• Develop, grow and maintain strong relationships with local partnership agencies,

• Deputise for the Service Manager when needed.

Key terms and conditions include:

• Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum,

• Contract type: Permanent,

• Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),

• Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

• You want to be supported to grow your knowledge and enhance your career,

• You want an opportunity to lead on development and innovation,

• You want to be part of a high-performing team that is focused on quality and transforms lives,

• You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

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Nurse - Health and Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Chester
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key healthcare interventions in the delivery of health and wellbeing service provision, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This important and rewarding role will provide you with significant scope for learning and to contribute to the recovery of service users, within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will not need to be an expert in substance misuse interventions (though this would be an advantage), however an excellent track record in your field of work is essential.

You will:

• Conduct a range of healthcare assessments - working with colleagues to use these to plan service users care,

• Support community detoxification, Opiate detoxification and titration in the community and refer for specialist inpatient services including liaising with hospital and inpatient unit staff,

• Deliver general healthcare activity, including Wound Care, ECG’s, and other similar activity,

• Undertake basic life support/ anaphylaxis training so you are confident and competent to manage a medical emergency including the administration of emergency drugs.

Key terms and conditions include:

• Salary: Band 5 or Band 6 dependant on experience,

• Contract type: Permanent,

• Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),

• Base of work: Chester.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs if required, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

• You want be part of a high-performing clinical team focused on positive outcomes,

• You want to progress your career in a supportive and compassionate environment,

• You want to use your excellent nursing practice to positively transform disadvantaged lives,

• You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

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Practitioner - Recovery and Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Chester
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in the delivery of health and wellbeing service provision, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This rewarding and exciting role will be key in ensuring that effective, efficient and appropriate care is planned, and managed well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual.

You will:

  • Manage a case load of service users, conducting assessments, evidence-based interventions (brief and structured), recovery and aftercare planning,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Enable service users to access education and employment services and health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum,
  • Contract type: Permanent,
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: Chester.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs if required, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people,
  • You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Practitioner - Young People Case Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions to Young people with drug and alcohol misuse needs?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This rewarding and exciting role will be key in ensuring that effective, efficient and appropriate care is planned, and managed, well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual.

You will:

  • Coordinate and manage a caseload, delivering assessments, evidence-based interventions (brief and structured), care, risk and aftercare planning,
  • Offer specialist early-intervention work to prevent the progression of substance misuse and associated anti-social and risk-taking behaviour, including sexual exploitation. Enable young people to develop healthy boundaries, emotional resilience and build self-esteem,
  • Deliver responsive structured time bound project work, where necessary, to targeted groups of young people. Particularly responding to emerging issues around County Lines and wider criminal exploitation,
  • Deliver harm reduction prevention advice, guidance and education. To include targeted engagement/outreach and facilitated signposting to services.
  • Enable service users to access education, employment, health, wellbeing and recovery activities - promoting a positive occupation of time,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum,
  • Contract type: Permanent,
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged and at risk young people,
  • You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Practitioner - Young People Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions to Young people with drug and alcohol misuse needs?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This rewarding and exciting role will be key in ensuring that effective, efficient and appropriate care is planned, and managed, well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual.

The role will include significant travel and peripatetic outreach including into fixed youth provision settings (e.g., for example youth centres).

You will:

  • Undertake early-intervention and prevention work in a variety of youth settings to prevent the progression of substance misuse and associated anti-social and risk-taking behaviour, including sexual exploitation,
  • Enable young people to develop healthy boundaries, emotional resilience and build self-esteem, providing harm reduction prevention advice, guidance and education,
  • Enable service users to access education, employment, health, wellbeing and recovery activities - promoting a culture of positive occupation of time,
  • Work alongside the Early Help and Prevention Service in Cheshire West and Chester - engaging with the wider youth service team and other stakeholder,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum (pro-rata),
  • Contract type: Fixed Term,
  • Hours: Part Time (25 hours),
  • Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

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Practitioner - Recovery and Wellbeing - Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Congleton & Macclesfield
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in a Criminal Justice context, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our new Partnership with P3, supporting the development of a new Housing First Scheme in Cheshire East.

This new, exciting and rewarding role will provide you with significant scope for growth and innovation within a supportive, friendly multidisciplinary, and multiorganisational, team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will:

  • Provide one-to-one Substance Misuse, Mental Health & behaviour change support using a range of Psychosocial Interventions, mapping tools, and talking therapies, in a one-to-one and group setting,
  • Strive for effective engagement, supporting people to, and advocating for, access to specialist ongoing support. Recognising the barriers to progression and building a plan around this to maximise successful and long-term reintegration,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Enable the people we work with to access education, employment, health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum (pro rata),
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months),
  • Hours: To be confirmed,
  • Base of work: Congleton & Macclesfield.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across P3 and WDP service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes,
  • You want a flexible role with a significant amount of scope for innovation in practice,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Practitioner - Assessment and Engagement

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Chester
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in the delivery of health and wellbeing service provision, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This new and important role will be key in ensuring that effective, efficient and appropriate care is planned, and managed well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual.

The role may suit someone who is new to the sector, though an excellent track record in a health and social care sector is essential.

You will:

  • Conduct strengths-based assessments, evidence-based interventions (brief and structured) and initial risk and recovery planning,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Support with engagement processes, such as managing contact schedules, to ensure safety and maximise outcomes,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum,
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months),
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: Chester.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs if required, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged people,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Primary Care Partnership Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £30,000
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to lead a motivated and well-established team to help improve the health and wellbeing of those with drug and alcohol issues, through the effective integration between primary care and community services?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This new, exciting and rewarding role will provide you with significant scope for growth and innovation within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will:

  • Support the delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services through the development of effective working relationships with primary care, and statutory care, services,
  • Co-produce, with partners, staff and managers, effective integrated pathways implementing suitable protocols, including information sharing protocols and working practices,
  • Ensure that sustainable improvements in primary care engagement can be embedded, ensuring that these systems rely on effective processes rather than people,
  • Consult on, design and develop a contemporary GP shared care scheme that recognises and responds to local need and opportunity,
  • As a part of the pathway development, to consider appropriate roles for volunteers, peer mentors and service user representatives to augment service delivery, service user and wider stakeholder experience.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum,
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months),
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port, some flexibility would be considered.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to be supported to grow your knowledge and enhance your career,
  • You want an opportunity to lead on the innovative development of pathways, tools and processes to enhance care,
  • You want to be part of a high-performing team that is focused on quality and transforms lives,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Content Development Editor

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to help build resources to improve the health and wellbeing of those with support needs?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This new and exciting role will provide you with significant scope for innovation within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will not need to be a technical expert in substance misuse interventions (though this would be an advantage), instead being skilled and experienced in reviewing and producing content, in both digital and printed formats.

You will:

  • Project manage the review and redesign local digital content, printed information, resources and videos,
  • Deliver the creation and redesign of digital and printed content relating to the delivery of drug and alcohol services, working in close collaboration with WDPs communications department,
  • Improve designated resources available to staff, service users and stakeholders, ensuring sufficient flexibility to be used offsite, remotely and independently.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 - £26500 per annum,
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months),
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port - flexible arrangements would be considered.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to visit all three service hubs, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to lead on the development of digital and printed resources,
  • You want to grow your knowledge in a health and social care setting,
  • You want to be part of a high-performing team that transforms lives,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Practitioner - Criminal Justice, Court and Prison Liaison

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Chester (with frequent travel in the region)
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in a Criminal Justice context, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This new, exciting and rewarding role offers significant opportunities for you to have an early and significant impact on the outcome for those involved with the Criminal Justice system and that this care maximises the positive impact to individual and the community.

The role will spend significant time-based Criminal Justice Hubs, such as Courts, Prison and Probation Services.

You will:

  • Take an assertive approach to the coordination and delivery of assessments and engagement interventions for those involved with Drug/ Alcohol related court orders, probationary restrictions and those leaving prison,
  • Deliver criminal justice interventions such as delivering Required Assessments (RAs), Restrictions on Bail (RoB), Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) assessments,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £20500 to £26500 per annum
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months),
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: Chester (with frequent travel in the region).

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes for those involved in the Criminal Justice system,
  • You want a flexible role with a significant amount of partnership working,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Inclusion and Engagement Lead

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £32,000 pro-rata
  • Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Job Summary

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to lead on ensuring a high level of Inclusivity in the delivery of health and wellbeing service provision, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester.

This rewarding role has come as a result of internal progression and will provide you with significant scope for innovation, within a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

You will:

  • Lead on planning and celebrating, inclusive practices, with a focus on ensuring that those from disadvantaged groups or those with protected characteristics are effectively engaged to achieve the best possible outcome,
  • Lead on planning, creating, and delivering training to professionals, local residents, service users, families or any person affected by substance misuse,
  • Lead on the planning and delivery of effective structures and systems to enable rewarding peer mentor and volunteer programs.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum pro rata,
  • Contract type: Permanent,
  • Hours: Part Time (30 hours),
  • Base of work: To be agreed from Chester/ Northwich/ Ellesmere Port.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to be part of a high-performing team that is focused on achieving positive outcomes,
  • You want an opportunity to lead on development and innovation focused on maximising inclusivity and learning,
  • You want to be supported to grow your knowledge and enhance your career,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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Service Manager - Adult and YP Substance Misuse and Wellbeing

  • Part time
  • £40,000 – £45,000 pro-rata
  • Brent
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Job Summary

This unique job share opportunity will give the postholder the opportunity to shape and deliver a safe, high quality and high performing substance misuse service.

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 post is a job share and will involve working alongside another dedicated Service Manager. Working together you will both lead the broad New Beginnings Leadership team to manage the delivery of a busy and dynamic substance misuse service, providing psychosocial and pharmacological treatment interventions the residents of the London borough of Brent. Brent is a diverse borough and the New Beginnings substance misuse treatment service is equally broad and diverse providing a range of effective treatment and engagement interventions.

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

The post holder will be a dynamic and driven individual who is committed to the growth, and development of the Service, ensuring the service user experience is optimised and staff are supported and empowered.

The key requirements of the role include:

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

Location

This role will work from both New Beginnings’ sites in Brent: WDP Cobbold Road and Willesden Centre for Health. There is an expectation to work flexibly across a variety of sites within the community and this role does have the flexibility for some working from home.

Why should you apply?

  • A broad and diverse challenge, working with a fully integrated substance misuse service with areas of specialist focus such as Rough Sleepers
  • Leadership role
  • Competitive salary
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Practitioner - Recovery and Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £26,500
  • Bedford
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

Job Summary

HMP Bedford: Practitioner - Recovery & Wellbeing

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in the delivery of health and wellbeing service provision, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our service in HMP Bedford, located in the centre of Bedford town centre working within a supportive and friendly team.

This rewarding and exciting role will be key in ensuring that effective, efficient and appropriate care is planned, and managed well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual.

You will:

  • Manage a case load of service users, conducting assessments, evidence-based interventions (brief and structured), recovery and aftercare planning,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Enable service users to access education and employment services and health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

Key terms and conditions include:

  • Salary: £22500 to £26500 per annum,
  • Contract type: Permanent,
  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours),
  • Base of work: HMP Bedford.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to travel occasionally to our head office in London for induction, training and meeting attendance.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people,
  • You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 6th June 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.

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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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Hub-Based Nurse

  • Full time
  • £30,764 – £40,558
  • Camden
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

The Service

We have an exciting new Rough Sleeper Project 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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Harm Reduction Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will be responsible for supporting the wider leadership team within New Beginnings to manage the delivery of integrated psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for service users with a focus on effective integration and delivery of a range of Harm Reduction interventions.

The Harm Reduction Senior Practitioner will provide coordination of service provision across local partnerships focusing on reducing substance misuse and Alcohol related harm and increasing engagement in harm reduction interventions.

The role will involve:

  • Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention
  • Establish and develop satellites and partnerships with a range of local community stakeholders including sexual health services, local hostels, rough sleepers and outreach provision and primary care provision.
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex health and wellbeing needs as required, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with harm reduction and health and wellbeing.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 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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Gangs and Transition Lead

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £32,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Job Summary

Are you passionate about ensuring Young Peoples voices are heard?

The service

ELEV8 Young People’s Service offers support for young people who may be affected by drug or alcohol problems. This service is available to young people under 21 (and transitional age group 21-24) who live in Brent or attend schools and colleges in the borough.

The service has been supporting the young people in Brent since April 2018. We offer personalised services to meet young people’s individual need and support by facilitating a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services.

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 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, and providing proactive and targeted interventions to high-risk young people to support them to exit gangs and reduce/stop offending

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.

The role will involve:

  • Provide information and advice to professionals and key stakeholders about the resources and services available to the 18-24 age group in Brent in relation to youth violence and gang involvement
  • To deliver services in partnership with colleagues from the Youth Offending Service, Serious Youth Violence and Gang Prevention Team, Probation, Police, Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Programme and other youth establishments including schools and colleges across the London Borough of Brent.
  • To engage with identified young people in Youth Offending Institutions and prisons who are coming to the end of their sentences or probation orders, to plan and offer support prior to reintegrate into the community in liaison with other colleagues and services
  • To support individuals to achieve key treatment outcomes using a variety of evidence-based approaches and tools such as ITEP Mapping, Motivational Interviewing, and Relapse Prevention.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
  • Fixed Term Contract- Until March 2022 (possibility to become permanent)
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

Based at the ELEV8 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 young people affected by gang involvement, drug and alcohol issues
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Recovery Communities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will sit within the Brent New Beginnings team and work closely with B3 (B3 is the Brent Service User Council).

The Recovery Communities Co-ordinator will be committed to effectively engage with service users to ensure that they are empowered to make the changes they want to their lives and have a voice within the services.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who will have a good understanding of how this service user group have experienced services in the past and therefore will be able to develop the Recovery Community within Brent, advocating for service users’ needs and sharing their voice.

The role will involve:

  • Provide coordination of service user involvement provision across the local partnerships including B3, Service User Council.
  • To support New Beginnings and the Targeting Rough Sleepers through Outreach team to implement effective co-production and service user involvement.
  • Establish and develop satellites and partnerships with a range of local community stakeholders including local hostels, rough sleepers and outreach provision and primary care provision.
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex health and wellbeing needs as required, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with harm reduction and health and wellbeing.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 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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Club Drugs and Chemsex Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will heavily focus on building strong relationships with partnership agencies and will involve satellite working, engaging with service users outside of New Beginnings service, for example from sexual health clinics

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who engages with those who are engaged in/or are at risk of engaging in substance misuse and having sex while using drugs (Chemsex) or alcohol

  • Take the lead in engaging and supporting service users to navigate within the complex systems available to them, and help them to build resilience and manage their mental, physical and social care needs
  • Work with men who have sex with men (MSM) and support men who are HIV positive men
  • Acting as a care coordinator by providing a range of evidence-based interventions such as key working, motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction and relapse prevention
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.
  • Working in partnership with our clinical and aftercare services, sexual health services, LGBTQ+ services where relevant, 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
  • 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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Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will be responsible for supporting the wider leadership team within New Beginnings to manage the delivery of integrated psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for service users in contact with the Criminal Justice System, to help bridge the gap between custody and community.

The Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to engaging with those within the criminal justice system who have 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
  • Develop and maintain effective pathways with criminal justice agencies such as the police, probation, CRC and prisons.
  • To manage a caseload of female prison link service clients, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with continuity of care
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 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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Criminal Justice Complex Case Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 31st 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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will work as part of the SMART (Supportive Multi-Agency Response Team), a specialist multi-disciplinary Team supporting highly vulnerable and at-risk adults who are falling outside of Brent statutory service provision.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who takes the lead in engaging with and working face to face with service users who have drug and alcohol dependencies and have involvement with the criminal justice system.

  • Taking the lead in working face to face with currently or formerly homeless complex service users with substance misuse issues and Criminal Justice System involvement as well as often dual diagnosis and other vulnerabilities
  • Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 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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Link Worker (Substance Misuse and Mental Health)

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • East Cheshire
  • Closing 13th June 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

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Recovery Practitioner - Assessment and Engagement Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,018 – £26,500
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 13th June 2021

Would you like to make a difference to those with problematic substance use needs?

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 focussed 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

The role is key to get the client journey correct from the start being the first point of contact undertaking assessments and engaging clients into treatment. You will be required to:

  • Assess the psychological, emotional, social and rehabilitative needs of service users, whilst taking into account recovery care planning /risk management and evaluation of treatment plans.
  • To assertively engage substance misusing clients by proactive re engagement.
  • Being flexible in the hours worked will be expected of the post holder including late evenings.

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 and engagement into treatment.

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.

Location

We are advertising for 2 post to cover 3 Hubs, out initial vision for this was 1 full time post being based in Chester and 1 full time post covering Ellesmere Port and Northwich. However, depending on the range of applicants we get we would consider job shares and other cover arrangements.

Why should you apply?

  • You want the new challenge in an innovative organisation
  • You want to work for a compassionate and supportive organisation
  • 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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Navigation Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,267 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 30th May 2021

Are you a recovery practitioner looking for a new challenge in developing pathways and processes for service users within Greenwich?

The Service

Launched in 2020, WDP Greenwich is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub in Woolwich. 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 Greenwich residents, irrespective of circumstance.

WDP Greenwich Navigation team will aim to improve service integration across LB Greenwich. The navigation team will engage and connect with partners across the borough to create sustainable pathways. They will ensure wrap around support for complex service users including those in the Criminal Justice system.

The Role

The Navigators will lead on one specific area within this new initiative funded by PHE. We are looking to recruit 5 Navigators who will work with partner agencies to establish and develop pathways. You will also hold a caseload of service users. We are looking for people who have experience in working in one of the following areas:-

- children’s services;

- local prisons, court and probation;

- community safety and housing;

- primary care.

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 in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Conditions

• Salary band of £24,267 - £29,000per annum

• 1 x year fixed term contract/For internal candidates, this is a secondment for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is based at the WDP Greenwich, 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?

• New exciting role

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Criminal Justice & Outreach Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,018 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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

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

Experience of working within substance misuse and criminal justice knowledge or a related Health and Social Care setting is essential. The successful candidates 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 criminal justice partner agencies, clinical team and other partner agencies.

An empathetic 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 ( Pro-Rata)

• Permanent

• 4 days a week, 30 hours per week

Location

WDP Cheshire West and Chester works across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. The successful candidate will be based in Northwich. There will however be an expectation to assist with any of our hubs across Cheshire West and Chester depending on the needs of the service.

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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Top job! Senior Substance Misuse Nurse - Passmores House

  • Full time
  • £40,894 – £44,503
  • Harlow
  • Closing 7th June 2021

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, we offer residential detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual. The house is based in a beautifully renovated and historic building, set in a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex.

The Senior Substance Misuse Nurse will use their specialist knowledge and skills in substance misuse to lead the nursing team.

The post holder will assist on the compliance of essential standards relating to Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NICE guidelines. Ensuring the highest practice standards are met relating to risk assessments, recovery care plans, ITEP mapping and medicines management

In this role you will work alongside the WDP Lead Nurse and Specialist and Consultant Psychiatrist’s, ensuring interventions are delivered in accordance with evidence based and best practice guidance.

In addition the post holder will liaise with the NHS Accountable Officer, WDP Lead Nurse and WDP Quality Manager regarding ongoing audits.

We are currently looking for nurses who would like to gain experience in the developing area of detoxification from alcohol and those with complex needs from use of the new wave of psychoactive drugs as well as opiate detoxification and stabilisation.

As our clients present with a multitude of both physical and Psychological challenging problems, we are offering excellent on the job training in house as well as the chance of further courses once the probationary period is completed satisfactorily.

Good communication skills, written and verbal, are essential. Confidence to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with an interest and commitment in group work. Participation in the units group programme is a requirement as team working is essential.

WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/ Islington
  • Closing 6th June 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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Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 6th June 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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Specialist Women’s Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 6th June 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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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000 – £39,000
  • Camden/ Islington
  • Closing 31st 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 £34,000 - £39,000 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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Receptionist/Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,018 – £25,000
  • Islington
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Job Summary

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

The service

The Service Islington is an integrated community substance misuse covering 3 sites across the Borough. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Receptionist/Administrator to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy and developing 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 organisation.

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

· Supporting those in the area into mainstream services and working with local providers to enhance provision for this hard to engage population

· Contributing to the work of WDP’s Innovation & Research Unit (IRU) to drive forward research and innovation in the field and improve evidence base of interventions within the field.

The role

The successful candidate must be committed, hardworking and highly motivated, and have experience of working with in the substance misuse/Social Care sector, and experience of working with challenging clients would be advantageous.

Conditions

Permanent Contract

Salary: £21,018 – 25,000

37.5 hours per week

Location

This role will be located in the Borough of Islington and primarily being based on across 2 sites; Seven Sisters Road and King Henry’s Walk, providing a admin service across the whole borough.

Why should you apply?

To be part of a dynamic team supporting further development of the service

Looking for a new challenge

Want to support vulnerable people in the community

Interested?

For an informal chat about the role, contact Helena Jones, Service Manager on Helena.Jones@wdp.org.uk . or you can call on 07308 613502

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Islington
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Job Summary

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

The service

Islington Better lives is an established, integrated community service delivered across several sites in the Borough. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial elements, and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV and health interventions, OST, and community detox, as well as having family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The role

The Recovery Practitioner may be expected to be flexible working across various sites across Candi services, and at times in 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.

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

Conditions

· Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 (pro rata) per annum

· Permanent contract

· 37.5 hours per week

Location

Islington Betterlives is based across 3 sites, although flexible working may be required to support delivery across all Candi services:

Why should you apply?

· To develop within a thriving and established service

· A new challenge

· Focussed caseload

· The opportunity to work in a developing service.

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Team Leader – Recovery/Aftercare

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Islington
  • Closing 13th June 2021

The Service

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and developing service in Islington.

The post holder will manage the Recovery Team responsible for aftercare activities such as ETE, BRIC and Peer Mentoring/Volunteers, as well as working closely with colleagues in further developing groupwork in this area.

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 Islington 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 but not limited to:

  • To ensure staff have the appropriate support (supervision), training and guidance they need to carry out their duties.
  • To support staff team in their case management and provide practical solutions were appropriate
  • Develop collaborative partnerships and attend relevant meetings to promote service delivery and development
  • 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 work in partnership in the community in areas such as ETE services, aftercare and other service providers to provide seamless and holistic care packages for service users accessing this part of treatment .
  • You will have responsibility in delivering and further developing our Groupwork Programme
  • To work as part of the overall Candi management team

Conditions

· Salary band of £29,000 - £34,000

· Fixed Term

· 37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is based primarily at our King Henry’s Walk site but flexibility to work across sites will be an expectation

Why Should You Apply?

· Exciting and innovative field

· Excellent training opportunities

· Strong performance culture

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Team Leader Recovery Hub

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 6th June 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 have been providing drug and alcohol services in Redbridge since April 2018. We are proud of the high performance achieved in the service during this time. The service is commissioned by the London Borough of Redbridge and is CQC registered.

The service works with 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 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 Team Leader to contribute to the ongoing management, growth, and development of the Service.

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 and achieving high performance in service user recovery outcomes.

You will manage and provide oversight to the Recovery Hub Team working alongside the service’s prescribers & team leaders to provide a clinically safe, sound and recovery focused service. While you will have defined areas of work you may also have to deputies for other team leaders in any part of the Service. Operational experience is key as is a strong track record in performance and quality management.

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

  • Ability to innovate and develop high preforming recovery focused service interventions
  • Operational experience with a strong track record in performance and quality management
  • Experience of managing and developing partnership working
  • An ability to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance
  • Keen to contribute to wider organisational growth and development
  • A strong understanding of CQC

Terms and Conditions

  • Salary band of £28,000- £33,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

This role is based at the R3 service in Ilford, close to Ilford rail station with expectation to work across satellites and hubs in the borough.

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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Health & Wellbeing Nurse - Passmores House

  • Full time
  • £33,176 – £37,890
  • Essex
  • Closing 7th June 2021

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, we offer residential detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual. The house is based in a beautifully renovated and historic building, set in a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with people who are affected by offending and substance misuse within a residential rehabilitative environment. WDP Passmores House are able to deliver high quality services including specialist prescribing services, rapid access to treatment, and other health and wellbeing interventions to better equip individuals to improve their physical and mental health. This position requires a nurse with appropriate and valid registration with the NMC and experience of working with individuals who use alcohol / substances.

We are currently looking for nurses who would like to gain experience in the developing area of detoxification from alcohol and those with complex needs from use of the new wave of psychoactive drugs as well as opiate detoxification and stabilisation. As our clients present with a multitude of both physical and Psychological challenging problems, we are offering excellent on the job training in house as well as the chance of further courses once the probationary period is completed satisfactorily.

Good communication skills written and verbal are essential. Confidence to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with an interest and commitment in group work. Participation in the units group programme is a requirement as team working is essential.

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Recovery Practitioner - Passmores House

  • Full time
  • £23,334 – £24,666
  • Essex
  • Closing 7th June 2021

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, we offer residential detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual. The house is based in a beautifully renovated and historic building, set in a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex.

Through a variety of interventions, the post holder will encourage individuals to develop external interests and build on their support networks, and develop recovery capital to support community reintegration.

An empathic and non-judgmental approach is imperative, as this role involves working with a wide range of challenging scenarios and behaviours. Good time management and team working are also essential skills required for this role.

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Weekend Part-time Cook - Passmores House

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Essex
  • Closing 7th June 2021

This position requires a friendly, imaginative and professional cook with experience of working within a residential setting and with service users recovering from drug and/or alcohol misuse.

The post holder will be expected to take care of the kitchen and be responsible for food safety in accordance with local and national guidance.

Good communication skills is required and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of staff members. The post holder will be required to undergo mandatory training and to attend meetings as required.

The Passmores House service is a 23 bedded residential detoxification and rehabilitation unit. The applicant will be required to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team structure, comprising of nurses, doctors, psychologist, complementary therapists, counsellors, recovery workers and volunteers. The unit has developed a health education programme based on relapse prevention. We offer regular supervision and annual appraisal. Personal and professional development is positively encouraged, and courses are available for further learning and education links exist with a local university.

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Business Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £32,000
  • London
  • Closing 10th June 2021

Would you like to use your written skills to help us reach more people?

The Team

WDP’s Business Development Team is responsible for retain current services and winning new ones through competitive tendering process. A dynamic and supportive environment, if you are ambitious, a strong writer and a team player, this is for you.

The Role

The Business Development Officer will primarily help write tender responses and conduct research to help us win bids. Prior experience with tenders is not required as this is an entry-level role, but strong written skills are essential, and a knowledge of the substance misuse sector is helpful.

Conditions

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

• Permanent contract

• 37.5 hours per week

Location

The role will be a combination of home-based work with regular attendance at our head office in St James’s Park and visits to other WDP sites, primarily in London but also in the North West.

Why Should You Apply?

• Collaborative working environment

• Chance to develop a career in Business Development

• Using written skills to the fore

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Weekend Part-time Housekeeper - Passmores House

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £32,000 pro-rata
  • Essex
  • Closing 7th June 2021

This position requires a friendly and professional Housekeeper with experience of working within a residential setting.

The post holder will be expected to take care of the upkeep of the building and be responsible for IPC in accordance with local and national guidance.

Good communication skills is required and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of staff members. The post holder will be required to undergo mandatory training and to attend meetings as required.

The Passmores House service is a 23 bedded residential detoxification and rehabilitation unit. The applicant will be required to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team structure, comprising of nurses, doctors, psychologist, complementary therapists, counsellors, recovery workers and volunteers. The unit has developed a health education programme based on relapse prevention.

We offer regular supervision and annual appraisal. Personal and professional development is positively encouraged, and courses are available for further learning and education links exist with a local university.

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Merton
  • Closing 20th June 2021

Are you a recovery practitioner seeking a new opportunity to provide recovery-focused care to people who use substances 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

This is an exciting opportunity to hold a mixed caseload and support the group programme in 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.

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.

Through joining WDP you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and innovative service.

Conditions

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

• 1 year fixed term contract

• 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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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Job Summary

Are you a recovery practitioner with specialist knowledge and interest in substance misuse 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 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 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

The recovery practitioner role will hold a focused caseload of service users who are predominantly in recovery and in post treatment. The role is part of the Recovery Hub which provides psychosocial interventions, group work, peer support, building recovery in the community and service user involvement. The main focus is the reintegration of service users into the community.

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 predominantly based in Ilford, Redbridge at Ilford Chambers, 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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Recovery Practitioner, Criminal Justice

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Job Summary

Are you a recovery practitioner with specialist knowledge and interest in criminal justice and substance misuse 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 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 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

The recovery practitioner role will carry a caseload of primarily service users who are engaged in the criminal justice system and undertake a wide range of ‘duty’ and ‘care-coordination’ functions, working with service users in the from the point of first 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 - £29,000 per annum

• Fixed Term contract for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics

Location

The practitioner will be based in Redbridge and work across the local community and in: criminal justice premises, criminal justice settings (including courts, police stations, prisons, probation offices), outreach, treatment agencies, the community, and other appropriate settings.

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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Education Training and Employment (ETE) Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Job Summary

Are you an educator with specialist knowledge and interest in substance misuse 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 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

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

As well as holding a small focused mixed caseload, and reporting to the Recovery Team Leader within the Recovery Hub team, the role will work in partnership with colleagues, volunteers, peer mentors, service users, stakeholders and other local services and mutual aid groups.

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 predominantly based in Ilford, Redbridge at Ilford Chambers, and will work across the borough in a number of settings including colleges, community centres, Job centre plus and other education, training and employment provisions.

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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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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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Hidden Harm and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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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Smoking Cessation Advisor

  • Part time
  • £24,627 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • Harrow
  • Closing 20th June 2021

Would you like to work as a Smoking Cessation Advisor in an established WDP service, and help individuals to quit smoking?

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 Smoking Cessation Advisor will provide evidence-based specialist smoking cessation support to clients in a variety of settings including, primary care i.e., G.P. Practices, mental health services, maternity unit and community settings.

They will build relationships to establish referral routes from/to the above groups and deliver stop smoking groups in the community and health and social care professionals, voluntary and community workers in Harrow.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly-motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of smoking cessation 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 (pro rata)

• Fixed term up to 12 months

• 18.75 hours per week/2.5 days (Part Time Employment)

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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Outreach Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 20th June 2021

Would you like to join a dynamic and flexible team which supports rough sleepers to improve their health and wellbeing?

The service

Redbridge Outreach service provision is part of WDP Redbridge which includes R3 integrated substance misuse service, Fusion young person’s substance misuse service and BeWize young person’s sexual health service. WDP has been supporting residents in Redbridge since April 2018 and through the various provisions 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 providing assertive outreach in order to engage or re- engage the homeless population into treatment:

  • To carry out triage and comprehensive substance misuse assessments, risk assessments and develop person-centred Recovery Care Plans
  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g. GPs, probation, hostels etc
  • Deliver brief interventions and extended brief interventions
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority officers 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 per annum
  • Fixed Term contract until March 31st 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week

Location

The job will cover multiple service hubs in Redbridge and be based at WDP Ilford Chambers

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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

• 9-12 months secondment

• 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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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 20th June 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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Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Would you like to work closely with rough sleepers to promote and improve health and well-being?

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 providing assertive outreach in order to engage or re- engage the homeless population into treatment:

  • To carry out triage and comprehensive substance misuse assessments, risk assessments and develop person-centred Recovery Care Plans
  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g. GPs, probation, hostels etc
  • Deliver brief interventions and extended brief interventions
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority officers and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people into treatment

Location

The job will be based at WDP New Beginnings & work across the borough of Brent

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary
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Adult At Risk Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Would you like to join a dynamic and flexible team which supports service users to improve their health and wellbeing?

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Adult At Risk Outreach Worker to join WDP Harrow.

The Adult At Risk Outreach Worker will be responsible in proving support to the Adult Social Care team to identify service users with problematic drug and/or alcohol and increase referrals from Adult Social Care to the Substance Misuse Service. In addition, they will undertake joint home visits to engage vulnerable adults, specifically those on the threshold or those engaged in the Criminal Justice System, including those with a Learning Disability and Mental Health need. They will support the current Dual Diagnosis work in the Mental Health acute, community sites and support the development of Mental Health pathways from prison custody to community.

Drawing on the Substance Misuse Service's experience and knowledge built through co-location arrangements, the post will also provide guidance and support to the core treatment team and strengthen links with agencies such as Probation, Prisons, Hestia for Domestic Abuse support in Harrow, MIND and Mencap.

This role will be based within the Cross-Borough Team in the core service and assist in the delivery of a high standard of care to service users. This role would also have capacity to carry a caseload of complex cases thereby increasing capacity for those with complex needs to engage and remain engaged in treatment.

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 and excellence in given areas of expertise.

Location

The successful candidate will predominantly be working within WDP Harrow.

Why Should You Apply?

  • An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.
  • Competitive salary and professional development opportunity
  • Specialist role
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Harm Reduction Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Harrow
  • Closing 27th June 2021

Would you like to join a dynamic and flexible team which supports service users to improve their health and wellbeing?

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Harm Reduction Project Worker to join WDP Harrow.

The Harm Reduction Project Worker will be responsible in improving the health and well-being of service users, in particular those accessing our service via the Criminal Justice (CJ) pathways. Seeking to prevent/reduce the impact of long-term conditions associated with drug misuse. Improve pathways for Blood Borne Virus (BBV) interventions by increasing current partnership working with Hepatology and Sexual Health Services with a focus on reducing the prevalence/early access to treatment for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.

This role would be ideally suited to a Healthcare Assistant as the Harm Reduction Project Worker will be based within the clinical team in the core service and assist the registered clinicians in the delivery of a high standard of care to clients. This role would also have capacity to carry a caseload of complex cases thereby increasing capacity for those with complex needs to engage and remain engaged in treatment.

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 and excellence in given areas of expertise.

Location

The successful candidate will predominantly be working within the Harrow Recovery Service.

Why Should You Apply?

  • You want the opportunity to bring and build your ideas and creativity into a well-developed service
  • Competitive salary and professional development opportunity
  • A new and rewarding challenge
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Top job! Senior Substance Misuse Nurse - Passmores House

  • Full time
  • £40,894 – £44,503
  • Harlow
  • Closing 11th July 2021

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol, we offer residential detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual. The house is based in a beautifully renovated and historic building, set in a leafy park close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex.

The Senior Substance Misuse Nurse will use their specialist knowledge and skills in substance misuse to lead the nursing team.

The post holder will assist on the compliance of essential standards relating to Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NICE guidelines. Ensuring the highest practice standards are met relating to risk assessments, recovery care plans, ITEP mapping and medicines management

In this role you will work alongside the WDP Lead Nurse and Specialist and Consultant Psychiatrist’s, ensuring interventions are delivered in accordance with evidence based and best practice guidance.

In addition, the post holder will liaise with the NHS Accountable Officer, WDP Lead Nurse and WDP Quality Manager regarding ongoing audits.

We are currently looking for nurses who would like to gain experience in the developing area of detoxification from alcohol and those with complex needs from use of the new wave of psychoactive drugs as well as opiate detoxification and stabilisation.

As our clients present with a multitude of both physical and Psychological challenging problems, we are offering excellent on the job training in house as well as the chance of further courses once the probationary period is completed satisfactorily.

Good communication skills, written and verbal, are essential. Confidence to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with an interest and commitment in group work. Participation in the units group programme is a requirement as team working is essential.

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Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 20th June 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

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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Trainee Recovery Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £20,572 pro-rata
  • Brent
  • Closing 27th June 2021

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

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Trainee Practitioner to contribute to the success of the Brent New Beginnings service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant and diverse borough.

This is a trainee position and the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Attend relevant project related and WDP wide training and practice sharing forums.
  • Assist Recovery Practitioners in providing a high-quality service for vulnerable people who have multiple needs.
  • Conduct assessments, develop recovery plans, risk management and service user engagement plans.
  • Ensure that individual needs assessments and support plans are developed and regularly reviewed in conjunction with the individual concerned and other appropriate professionals, carers and advocates.
  • Co-deliver regular groups with vulnerable people.

Location

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

Why Should You Apply?

  • To obtain training and development within a thriving and established WDP service.
  • To support the development of one of WDP’s flagship services.
  • An exciting opportunity to gain knowledge and experience within the substance misuse and social care field.
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Deputy Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £35,000
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 11th July 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

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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Recover Practitioner (Family)

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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:

• To work alongside colleagues in both substance misuse and children’s health and social care agencies to provide a dedicated service to families affected by parental substance misuse.

• Completing comprehensive assessments, risk assessment, risk management and Recovery Care Plans with service users to ensure personalised and recovery-focused treatment journeys

• Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention

• To work in partnership with other key services to safeguarding and provide families with the wraparound support required to meet their wider needs.

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
  • Closing 20th June 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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IOM (Integrated Offender Manager) Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 20th June 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 Complex Case Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will work as part of the SMART (Supportive Multi-Agency Response Team), a specialist multi-disciplinary Team supporting highly vulnerable and at-risk adults who are falling outside of Brent statutory service provision.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who takes the lead in engaging with and working face to face with service users who have drug and alcohol dependencies and have involvement with the criminal justice system.

• Taking the lead in working face to face with currently or formerly homeless complex service users with substance misuse issues and Criminal Justice System involvement as well as often dual diagnosis and other vulnerabilities

• Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention

• Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

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

• 12 months FTC

• 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

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Recovery Practitioner (Alcohol & Non-opiates)

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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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Recovery Communities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will sit within the Brent New Beginnings team and work closely with B3 (B3 is the Brent Service User Council).

The Recovery Communities Co-ordinator will be committed to effectively engage with service users to ensure that they are empowered to make the changes they want to their lives and have a voice within the services.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who will have a good understanding of how this service user group have experienced services in the past and therefore will be able to develop the Recovery Community within Brent, advocating for service users’ needs and sharing their voice.

The role will involve:

  • Provide coordination of service user involvement provision across the local partnerships including B3, Service User Council.
  • To support New Beginnings and the Targeting Rough Sleepers through Outreach team to implement effective co-production and service user involvement.
  • Establish and develop satellites and partnerships with a range of local community stakeholders including local hostels, rough sleepers and outreach provision and primary care provision.
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex health and wellbeing needs as required, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with harm reduction and health and wellbeing.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

  • Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum
  • 12 months FTC
  • 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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Club Drugs and Chemsex Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will heavily focus on building strong relationships with partnership agencies and will involve satellite working, engaging with service users outside of New Beginnings service, for example from sexual health clinics

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who engages with those who are engaged in/or are at risk of engaging in substance misuse and having sex while using drugs (Chemsex) or alcohol

• Take the lead in engaging and supporting service users to navigate within the complex systems available to them, and help them to build resilience and manage their mental, physical and social care needs

• Work with men who have sex with men (MSM) and support men who are HIV positive men

• Acting as a care coordinator by providing a range of evidence-based interventions such as key working, motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction and relapse prevention

• Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

• Working in partnership with our clinical and aftercare services, sexual health services, LGBTQ+ services where relevant, 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

• 12 months FTC

• 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 – £24,678
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Would you like to work as an Administrator/Receptionist in a WDP service, and help service users to achieve sustained recovery?

The service

The Service Greenwich WDP is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Administrator/Receptionist 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 organisation.

The role

The successful candidate must be committed, reliable, hardworking and highly motivated. It would be advantageous if you have experience of working with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing issues. You must be multi-tasking and solution focused and able to work in a fast paced often demanding environment. The role is varied from day to day: face to face and telephone reception duties, general administration tasks; reporting maintenance issues, referral data recording and inputting, monitoring stock and replenishment, liaising with external professionals, supporting other team members with adhoc administration tasks, clinical administration, minute taking (business and clinical), managing petty cash and other finance/ordering systems, assisting with Health & Safety and CQC compliance. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a large and busy team contributing to the overall success of the Greenwich service.

Conditions

• £21,018 to 24,678

• Permanent 37.5hours per week

• Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (half hour break)

NB. You will be expected to provide one/two evening cover per week when service delivery is able to return to normal post COVID (later start time applied for those days ie. 12-8pm)

Location

WDP Greenwich. This role will be located 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 from a number of satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough. The nearest train stations are Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard and North Greenwich Station.

Why should you apply?

• A new challenge

• The opportunity to work in a developing service

• Become a key point of contact for a large multi-disciplinary team

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Young People’s Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 20th June 2021

Job Summary

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

The Service

The service is part of the wider WDP treatment services in Redbridge and 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

The Young People’s Team Leader will be responsible for providing day to day operational management to the WDP Redbridge Young People’s service provision incorporating all substance types and sexual health with a strong focus on early prevention. 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 engages young persons and promotes recovery and positive behaviours and outcomes. 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. You will have a strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders. Key responsibilities include:

• Prevent young people from engaging in substance misuse and risk-taking behaviours.

• Deliver a targeted and early intervention sexual health service working with young people aged 13 to 24. The service will identify and engage individuals and groups to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV.

• Ensure young people are aware of the full range of contraceptive and sexual health services and methods available, including the take up of contraception and the Condom Card Scheme

• Enable young people to develop boundaries, emotional resilience, and self-esteem.

• Actively support young people to reduce and/or stop harmful behaviours such as drug and alcohol use, encouraging prosocial and healthy alternatives.

Terms and Conditions

• Salary band of £29,000 - £34,000

• Permanent contract

• 37.5 hours per week

Location

The role is predominantly based in Barkingside, 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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Employment Specialist - IPS

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £32,000
  • London
  • Closing 11th July 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’re 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.

Location

We are looking for an employment specialist to join our team working in West London.

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Focussed caseload
  • Competitive salary
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Clinical Psychologist

  • Part time
  • £68,000 – £75,000 pro-rata
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 11th July 2021

Are you interested in joining a new WDP service in Greenwich?

The Service

Launched in 2020, WDP Greenwich is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub in Woolwich. 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 Greenwich residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The Role

The Clinical Psychologist will be part of the Integrated Drug and Alcohol service that WDP provides in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Main duties:

• To provide a specialist clinical psychology service to service users and provide psychologically informed consultation, training and supervision for the team,

• To provide specialist psychological assessment and a range of psychological interventions both directly and through offering advice, training and consultation on service users’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other workers;

• To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.

• Support WDP Greenwich in developing evidence based psychosocial interventions and contribute to the development of the groupwork programme.

• To support the team to develop, improve and evaluate effective services to enhance recovery outcomes and develop pathways into wider services such as mental health teams and social services.

• To utilise research skills for audit, policy and service development and research within the team.

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 in the London Borough of Greenwich.

Conditions

• Salary band of £68,000-£75,000

• 22.5 hours per week

Location

The role is based at the WDP Greenwich, 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?

• Exciting new opportunity within WDP

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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 4th July 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 FTC
  • 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 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.

The nearest train stations are Charlton and North Greenwich Station.

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Competitive salary
  • Vibrant dynamic and innovative service and borough
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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Islington
  • Closing 11th July 2021

Job Summary

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

The service

Islington Better lives is an established, integrated community service delivered across several sites in the Borough. The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial elements and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV and health interventions, OST, and community detox, as well as having family and carers and service user involvement provision.

The role

The Recovery Practitioner may be expected to be flexible working across various sites across Islington, and at times in 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.

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

Conditions

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

Location

Betterlives is based across 3 sites in Islington:

309 Gray's Inn Road | London | WC1X 8QS

99-101 Seven Sisters Road | London | N7 7QP

28b King Henry's Walk |London | N1 4PB

Why should you apply?

  • To develop within a thriving and established service
  • A new challenge
  • Focussed caseload
  • The opportunity to work in a developing service.
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Recovery and Wellbeing Nurse

  • Full time
  • £24,214 – £37,267
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 18th July 2021

The Service

WDP has been providing drug and alcohol services in Cheshire West and Chester since 1 April 2019 and we 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

Experience of working within substance misuse and 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 and deliver effective interventions.

An empathetic 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 for the work in this service.

Key role responsibilities include:

• To deliver clinical care from community-based hubs.

• Improve healthcare access for service users by facilitating: BBV testing/treatment, health care assessments and community ambulatory detox.

• To provide 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.

• Being flexible in the hours worked will be expected of the post holder including occasional late evenings.

Terms & Conditions

• Salary band of either £24,214 to £30,112 (Band 5) or £30, 401 to £37267 (Band 6) dependant on experience

• Permanent

• 37.5 hours per week

Location

Chester, however, we have Hubs in Ellesmere Port and Northwich. There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across these sites to support when required.

Why Should You Apply?

• 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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Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 4th July 2021

Are you passionate about engaging service users in treatment and breaking the cycle of substance misuse and offending?

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 PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will be responsible for supporting the wider leadership team within New Beginnings to manage the delivery of integrated psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for service users in contact with the Criminal Justice System, to help bridge the gap between custody and community.

The Prisons and Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to engaging with those within the criminal justice system who have 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

• Develop and maintain effective pathways with criminal justice agencies such as the police, probation, CRC and prisons.

• To manage a caseload of female prison link service clients, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with continuity of care

• Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

Conditions

• Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum

• FTC 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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Service Manager - Substance Misuse and Wellbeing

  • Part time
  • £40,000 – £45,000 pro-rata
  • Brent
  • Closing 11th July 2021

This unique job share opportunity will give the postholder the opportunity to shape and deliver a safe, high quality and high performing substance misuse service.

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 post is a job share and will involve working alongside another dedicated Service Manager. Working together you will both lead the broad New Beginnings Leadership team to manage the delivery of a busy and dynamic substance misuse service, providing psychosocial and pharmacological treatment interventions the residents of the London borough of Brent. Brent is a diverse borough and the New Beginnings substance misuse treatment service is equally broad and diverse providing a range of effective treatment and engagement interventions.

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

The post holder will be a dynamic and driven individual who is committed to the growth, and development of the Service, ensuring the service user experience is optimised and staff are supported and empowered.

The key requirements of the role include:

• Strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders including commissioners and funders

• Experience of managing and developing partners and developing strong joint working arrangements

• Ability to innovate and develop recovery focused service interventions

• Capacity to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance

• Knowledge of criminal justice, clinical and outreach models of work

• A strong understanding of CQC

Conditions

• Salary band of £40,000 to £45,000 (Pro Rata) Per Annum

• Permanent

• 22.5 hours per week (Job Share)

Location

This role will work from both New Beginnings’ sites in Brent: WDP Cobbold Road and Willesden Centre for Health. There is an expectation to work flexibly across a variety of sites within the community and this role does have the flexibility for some working from home.

Why should you apply?

• A broad and diverse challenge, working with a fully integrated substance misuse service with areas of specialist focus such as Rough Sleepers

• Leadership role

• Competitive salary

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Dual Diagnosis Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/ Islington
  • Closing 4th July 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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Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 4th July 2021

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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Specialist Women’s Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 6th July 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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