Outreach Recovery Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 20th June 2021

  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term contract until March 31st 2022


Would you like to join a dynamic and flexible team which supports rough sleepers to improve their health and wellbeing?

The service

Redbridge Outreach service provision is part of WDP Redbridge which includes R3 integrated substance misuse service, Fusion young person’s substance misuse service and BeWize young person’s sexual health service. WDP has been supporting residents in Redbridge since April 2018 and through the various provisions 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


  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed Term contract until March 31st 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week


The job will cover multiple service hubs in Redbridge and be based at WDP Ilford Chambers

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary

Application notes

For any further information about the role, contact, Paul Mubu on paul.mubu@wdp.org.uk

For further details, and to apply, please visit our website: wdp.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/vacancy/202/Outreach-Recovery-Practitioner-Redbridge

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th June 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

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

All posts are subject of Barring and Disclosure Checks

Note: Please use your personal statement to highlight any relevant experience directly linked to the role you have applied for.