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Recovery Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £23,500 – £27,175 pro-rata
  • Islington
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

  • Advertised from 7th January 2022
  • plus £2,100 London Weighting - Pro Rata. 22.5 hours per week


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

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our Betterlives team in Islington.

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 excellent quality of care to service users accessing treatment cross the Borough. Responsibilities will include the following.

  • Working as part of a dynamic team delivering an effective service covering Duty and Assessments
  • You will be responsible for managing a caseload of clients, to include prescribing, providing a good quality of interventions at varying stages of their recovery.
  • Work as part of a creative team in developing and delivering a wide range of groups.
  • The duties are varied, and no two days will be the same
  • Duties may include supporting other areas of service delivery as well as helping to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support health and wellbeing such as; smoking cessation and local events

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.

Person specification

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.

The role requires someone with exceptional skills and who is passionate about making a difference.

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual.

The successful candidate must be committed to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.

  • Demonstratable experience of working in the substance misuse field and supporting diverse and vulnerable service users.
  • Experience of delivering Psychosocial interventions and a range of Groups to promote behaviour change.
  • The ability to adapt to change in an ever-developing environment.
  • Understanding of clinical guidelines so as to support prescribing needs of service users.
  • You will be able to make a positive impact on the lives of our Service users.
  • Experience of Groupwork is an advantage but not essential as training will be provided.
  • A commitment to quality and being the best we can.
  • Providing excellent care and support to service users
  • Showing dignity and respect to the people that they will be working with.
  • Working well together as part of our team.


  • Betterlives is based across 3 sites in the Borough
  • 309 Gray's Inn Road | London | WC1X 8QS
  • 99-101 Seven Sisters Road | London | N7 7QP
  • 28b King Henry's Walk |London | N1 4PB

Why should you apply?

  • To be an integral contributor in our mission to transform the lives of our service users
  • To help enact positive change within the community and wider public space
  • Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.
  • To benefit from our competitive salary and benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

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.

Application notes

To find out more about our service, visit Twitter: Islington Better Lives @CI_Betterlives

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

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website:

For an informal discussion about the position please contact, Helena Jones, Service Manager –

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd January at 00:00 midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancing, week commencing 31st January 2022

WDP and our values

WDP believes in service users’ ability to transform their lives, moreover that we can help them achieve their aspirations.

WDP are social advocates working tirelessly to affect positive change to policy and funding from H&SC services through parliamentary groups and government consultations. WDP are committed to co-production, our service user and employee voices matter to us, so we work with all our stakeholders to produce innovative and targeted support and treatment for our clients and people. Working together, we make sure people are supported and empowered to make positive life choices. Moreover, that are our employees are supported and rewarded fairly for their commitment and effort at work.

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 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 CVs sent with the application will be disregarded.