Are you looking for a sense of purpose in your job? Would you like to support people who have experienced homelessness and addiction?
Being an outreach worker is varied and rewarding work. It also gives invaluable insight into health and social care systems for anyone looking to go into public health and policy work.
Strong communication skills are required as the post holder will be providing care to service users who may be mentally unwell, have experienced trauma and who have struggled to engage with mainstream services.
Applicants will be able to work flexibly and with partner agencies, in order to give service users the best possible care.
Direct experience in substance misuse is not mandatory, although the applicant must be able to learn on the job and be willing to undertake training.
Language skills in Punjabi, Romanian, Lithuanian or Russian are not mandatory but would be desirable.
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 wellbeing services and drug and alcohol treatment. They will be able to work independently, but also part of a supportive team:
• 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
• Cofacilitate therapeutic groups
• Deliver harm reduction advice
• Work in collaboration with partner agencies in housing, immigration, healthcare, etc.
WDP Redbridge Outreach service is a small team within WDP’s wider provision in Redbridge. This includes R3 adult substance misuse service, Fusion young person’s substance misuse service and BeWize young person’s sexual health service.
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.
• Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
• 2 roles available – 1 Fixed Term contract until March 31st 2022 and 1 permanent
• 37.5 hours per week – core hours 9-5 with some out of hours work
The job will cover multiple service hubs in Redbridge and be based at WDP Ilford Chambers.
For any further information about the role, contact Paul Mubu on email@example.com
For further details, and to apply, please visit our website: wdp.ciphr-irecruit.com/Applicants/vacancy/422/Outreach-Practitioner---Redbridge
The closing date for applications is 1st August 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:
• 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 skills and experience directly linked to the role you have applied for.
• Diversity and Equality
o WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.
o 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.
o All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.