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Young People’s Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 8th August 2021

  • Advertised from 16th July 2021


Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise, while contributing to the development of excellent services?

The Service

The service is part of the wider WDP treatment services in Redbridge and works with Young People 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

The Young People’s practitioner will be part of our new, dynamic and exciting Young people’s service in redbridge. We are looking for someone who is motivated to ensure service users achieve the best possible outcomes.

The post-holder will deliver early intervention and prevention work and provide specialist drug and alcohol treatment for young people to:

  • Prevent young people from engaging in substance misusing and risk-taking behaviours
  • Enable young people to develop boundaries, emotional resilience and self-esteem
  • Actively support young people to reduce and/or stop harmful behaviours such as drug and alcohol consumption, encouraging prosocial and healthy alternatives

The post-holder will bring passion and enthusiasm alongside a commitment to working to support young people and their families. They will carry a caseload of young people and will be required to:

  • Provide full comprehensive assessment, care planning and risk management Deliver brief interventions, resilience training and harm minimisation
  • Involve and support families and carers of YP accessing the service
  • Liaise with and work in partnership with key agencies and stakeholders including the YOS, CAMHS, social services, schools and colleges
  • Where necessary, deliver structured group work to young people

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week


The role is predominantly based in Barkingside, but at times may involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.


For an informal chat about the role, contact Tohel Ahmed, Service Manager on 07522235592 or

Application notes

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

The closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 8th August 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 9th August 2021

Diversity and Equality

WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from 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.