Recovery Practitioner, Criminal Justice

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 27th June 2021

  • Advertised from 7th June 2021
  • PHE10055


Job Summary

Are you a recovery practitioner with specialist knowledge and interest in criminal justice and substance misuse treatment and recovery? This is a new opportunity to provide recovery-focused care in one of WDP’s fully integrated flagship services.

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Redbridge is a fully integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Redbridge residents, irrespective of circumstance.

The service 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 recovery practitioner role will carry a caseload of primarily service users who are engaged in the criminal justice system and undertake a wide range of ‘duty’ and ‘care-coordination’ functions, working with service users in the from the point of first contact through to their planned exit from the service following treatment.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting people with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving service making positive changes in service users’ lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery-based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.


• Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum

• Fixed Term contract for one year.

• 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics


The practitioner will be based in Redbridge and work across the local community and in: criminal justice premises, criminal justice settings (including courts, police stations, prisons, probation offices), outreach, treatment agencies, the community, and other appropriate settings.

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.

Application notes


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

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

Internal applicants will also be considered for this opportunity on a 1-year secondment basis.

The closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 27th June 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 1st July 2021 via Zoom and will include a presentation component.

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.