Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

  • Advertised from 15th September 2021
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week


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.


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

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Susan Holland at or Victoria Mclaughlin

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

The closing date for applications is 03/10/2021

Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom, 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 form 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.