Criminal Justice & Outreach Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,018 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • Closing 25th July 2021

  • Advertised from 24th June 2021
  • Permanent. 4 days a week, 30 hours per week


Would you like to make a difference working with service users with problematic substance use?

The Service

WDP has been providing drug and alcohol services in Cheshire West and Chester since 1 April 2019 and are proud of the high performance achieved in the service during this time. The service is commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council and is CQC registered.

The service works with Young People & Adults and actively promotes Recovery with individuals directly affected by substance misuse issues, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and the local community, to improve the wider health and wellbeing of society.

Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial, recovery-orientated, health focused and inpatient interventions that support individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/ or alcohol related needs.

The Role

Experience of working within substance misuse and criminal justice knowledge or a related Health and Social Care setting is essential. The successful candidates must be committed, resourceful and highly motivated to engage service users within treatment services and promote recovery through their daily practice. This role will require the post holder to assess the needs of service users, deliver effective interventions, complete detailed reports, and work closely with our criminal justice partner agencies, clinical team and other partner agencies.

An empathetic and non-judgmental approach is imperative, as this role involves working with a wide range of challenging issues and behaviours, and many difficult to engage clients. Good time management and team working skills are essential in this fast-paced service.


WDP Cheshire West and Chester works across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. The successful candidate will be based in Northwich. There will however be an expectation to assist with any of our hubs across Cheshire West and Chester depending on the needs of the service.

Why Should You Apply?

  • You want a new challenge in an innovative organisation
  • You want to positively impact individuals and the wider community
  • You want to work for a compassionate and caring organisation

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role, contact Jane Murphy Service Manager on 07367 287 400 or

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

We do not accept CV’s, any application made with a CV will be disregarded.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th July 2021 at midnight

Interviews will be week commencing 9th August 2021

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

WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

  • 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.

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