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Criminal Justice Complex Case Recovery Practitioner

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

  • Advertised from 7th October 2021
  • Conditions • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum Fixed term contract- up to March 2023. 37.5 hours per week


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.


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

Application notes

To arrange an informal chat about the role, contact Mary Payne, Service Manager on

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

The closing date for applications is 19 October 2021 at midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancing.

(You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received a sufficient amount of applications)

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

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.