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Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £23,500 – £27,175
  • Camden
  • Closing 25th October 2021

  • Advertised from 13th October 2021


Job Summary

Would you like to help improve the health and wellbeing of those with drug and alcohol issues?

The Service

The Camden Specialist Drug Service offers specialist substance misuse support to those with complex needs. The service works in close partnership with the lead provider Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust (C&I) to offer a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet the needs of service users. WDP Camden is an established community service that is well performing and highly functioning. We are a friendly team of multidisciplinary professionals consisting of both clinical and psychosocial elements and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV, health interventions, and OST.

The service operates Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join Camden Specialist drug service. This 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.

The main purpose of this role is to provide quality support to a caseload of clients experiencing a range of complex needs and issues. To assess, plan, implement and evaluate care in negotiation with service users, carers and other services, considering the needs of a diverse community with a basis of Substance Misuse Recovery.

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. As a Recovery Practitioner you will providing recovery focused assessments, motivational interventions and engagement support for drug and alcohol users accessing treatment and recovery interventions in Camden. In addition, this service provides care coordination and re-engagement of clients throughout their recovery journey. This service is central in the community and residential treatment pathway supporting clients to access residential rehab, structured treatment and aftercare services at any stage in their treatment journey.

Experience of prescribing is an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.

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 Margarete Centre

108 Hampstead Road



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.

Benefits include:

• Friendly family leave, flexible working

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Free parking

• Employee referral programme

• Free DBS check (initial cost of DBS check is covered)

• Season ticket Loans

• Cycle to Work Scheme

Additional information

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

Application notes

For an informal discussion about the position please contact, Rebecca Cavill, Team Leader on 07412693220 or email

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is 25/10/2021

The interviews will take place week commencing 28/10/2021

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

Diversity and Equality

  • WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.


  • WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

Note: Please use your personal statement to highlight any relevant experience directly linked to the role you have applied for.Any CVs sent with the application will be disregarded.