Substance Misuse Outreach Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Camden/Islington
  • Closing 20th June 2021

  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term- 31st March 2022.


The Service

We have exciting new Rough Sleeper Projects launching in Camden & Islington. The project will provide coordinated and wrap around care to rough sleepers/street active individuals with substance misuse issues.

We are looking for caring, dynamic, and self-motivated individuals to support people who often feel excluded from the help they need. This is a great opportunity to be involved with the set-up, and delivery of a brand-new service and finding the most effective and creative ways to engage with service users with multiple and often complex needs. You will work as part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary outreach team to offer person centred support, and engagement into treatment.

The Role

  • Conduct street outreach to engage/reengage homeless individuals misusing substances
  • Engage and build relationships with rough sleepers/street active individuals
  • Street-based needs assessments/harm reduction advice – including Naloxone distribution
  • Deliver satellite provisions within local services e.g., GPs, probation, hostels etc
  • Support access/re-engagement with local treatment provider
  • Support Opiate users with rapid prescribing access with use of virtual prescribing clinics
  • Manage a case load of service users, working with partner agencies to support them to become stable and ready to engage with Local Treatment providers
  • Work in collaboration with Housing teams, local authority, and other treatment agencies to minimise the prevalence of street drinking and anti-social behaviour by supporting people in to treatment


The job is outreach based. There are projects will be based in the boroughs of Camden & Islington.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Exciting and innovative field
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Strong performance culture

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact, Eleanor Lyden-Vieten, Service Development Manager. Tel- 07412711726 E-mail:

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th June 2021 at 00:00am

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
  • Diversity and Equality
    • WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Safeguarding
    • 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.
  • DBS
    • All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.