At WDP, we give our people opportunities to exceed in their career and offer a range of different roles which encourage learning, development and personal growth.

  

Meet Max, our Capital Card Manager

“I joined WDP as a Criminal Justice Recovery Practitioner in September 2015 and progressed to manager in March 2018. I have now recently moved onto another senior role within WDP as the Capital Card Manager. 

During my time at WDP, I have been passionate and driven to make a change to people’s lives, no matter how small an impact this may be. WDP has given me the opportunity to do this, whilst also being part of wider working parties that are constantly aiming to improve the whole organisation.

WDP has given me the chance to upskill myself in many ways. Prior to becoming a senior member of staff I completed the Aspiring Managers course, which gave me the tools to line manage and deal with everyday management challenges.

The substance misuse field can be challenging sometimes, however, WDP always strives to boost staff wellbeing, staff progression and allows you to freely express professional interest in whatever it may be”.


 


Meet Jaya, our Harrow Service Manager  

"I started out as a frontline practitioner before working my way into local leadership positions. I have over eight years' experience working within the mental health and substance misuse field and hold a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology as well as working towards my management qualification.

I started my career at WDP in 2015 where I was the Criminal Justice Senior Practitioner for WDP Hillingdon. This role involved developing pathways via the criminal justice route, managing a small team, focusing primarily on engagement, treatment and case management of service users involved in the criminal justice system.

I progressed to becoming the Team Leader in Camden, which is an integrated service in partnership with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. During my time there, I took a more active role in the local leadership team and ensured effective pathways were put in place, developed the recovery group timetable and established the social enterprise project.

In 2018, WDP gave me the opportunity to become the Service Manager for Harrow which is one of WDP's flagship services. As a CQC Registered Manager, I have the responsibility to ensure our service users are treated with dignity and respect, offer a person-centred care, deliver a safe and effective service for our service users and safeguard them from abuse.

I am currently completing my Level 5 Diploma in Management at Happy Ltd which is helping me to be an adaptable and transformational leader. When you lead by example, you make it easy for others to follow you."


 

Meet Jane, our Cheshire West and Chester Service Manager

“I joined WDP in 2005 as a Recovery Practitioner and since then I’ve developed from a Team Leader to a Service Manager. Since joining WDP, I have developed different skill sets, adapted to change and have learnt to lead and develop a team. 

The management training has been important to me as it helps you identify different areas of management and how to look at situations differently. 

I would advise staff to work with their teams to bring them on board and share a collective vision. Leadership is important. Team leaders and service managers should lead by example and be role models for all staff."


 

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