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 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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