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Link Worker (Substance Misuse and Mental Health)

  • Part time
  • £20,500 – £26,500 pro-rata
  • East Cheshire
  • Closing 13th June 2021

  • Advertised from 17th May 2021
  • JOB00000417


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

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service . The service consists of both clinical and psychosocial and is CQC registered to provide a range of clinical interventions including BBV & health interventions, OST, and community detox. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

WDP are working in Partnership with P3 who are developing a new Housing first service based in Cheshire East – working with 6 people at any one time. Accommodation will be provided in single self-contained units. We are looking for specialist link workers (seconded roles) as part of this service:

Experience of working within substance misuse or a related Health and Social Care setting is essential. The successful candidate 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 clinical team and partner agencies.

An emphatic 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.


• Salary band of £20,500 - £26,500 (Pro-Rata)

• Fixed Term 12 months

• 15 hours per week


East Cheshire

Congleton & Macclesfield

Why should you apply?

• A new challenge in a new and innovative service

• Opportunity to develop group work skills

• Enhance recovery opportunities

Application notes


For an informal chat about the role, contact Jane Murphy,

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 13thJune 2021 at midnight.

Interview's week commencing the 21st June 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

• Diversity and Equality

o WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.

• Safeguarding

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.

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