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Practitioner (Criminal Justice & Outreach - Northwich & Ellesmere Port)

  • Full time
  • £20,500 – £26,500
  • Northwich and Ellesmere Port
  • Closing 28th November 2021

  • Advertised from 28th October 2021
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week.
  • JOB00001476


New Beginnings: Practitioner - Criminal Justice & Outreach

Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in a Criminal Justice context, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This exciting and rewarding role offers significant opportunities for innovation in working with client who are most risk of harm being key in ensuring joined up care is planned and managed well for service users and that this care achieves a positive impact to the recovery of the individual and the community.

The role will include working offsite, with partners, and in places such as Police Stations, Housing Provider services, Probation Service centres and other venues.

You will:

  • Manage a case load of service users involved with the criminal justice system, conducting assessments, evidence-based interventions, recovery and aftercare planning,
  • Deliver criminal justice interventions such as supporting the IOM scheme, delivering Required Assessments (RAs), Restrictions on Bail (RoB), Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) assessments,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Enable service users to access education and employment services and health, wellbeing and recovery support activities and to signpost to other available services.
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs if required, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

To see the generous range of benefits we offer at WDP – including health and wellbeing initiatives, financial perks and development opportunities – visit our Benefits Package

Why should you apply?

  • You want be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged people,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application notes

To find out more about our service, visit New Beginnings in Cheshire West and Chester.

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

For an informal discussion about the position, or if you would like to visit the service, please contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager on or 07367 287 400.

The closing date for applications is 28th November 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

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

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

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.

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