Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 19th September 2021


  • Advertised from 3rd September 2021
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week

Role

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 in to 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

Application notes

To arrange an informal chat about the role, contact, Mary Payne, Service Manager on mary.payne@wdp.org.uk

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website: wdp.ciphr-irecruit.com/applicants/vacancy/572/Outreach-Practitioner---Brent

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September at 23:59

The interviews will take place the week commencing the 27th September 2021. Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancing

WDP and Our Values

WDP is an innovative behaviour change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

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

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

Additional information

Diversity and Equality

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

Safeguarding

  • 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.

DBS

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