2 x Recovery Practitioner – Greenwich

£24,627 - £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Recovery Worker  - Greenwich


Would you like the opportunity to develop into a new role within WDP?

Recovery Practitioner – WDP Greenwich


The Service

Greenwich WDP is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Recovery Practitioner to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant borough.


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 organization

Responsibilities: The candidate will work within a new team, carrying a caseload providing support to service users from their point of entry into the service and throughout their treatment and recovery.


The team in Greenwich will offer regular 1:1 psychosocial intervention where support needs will be assessed, and appropriate treatment options discussed. Service users will be provided a recovery plan and offered support including:



The Role

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to supporting the local Opiate, Alcohol dependant and Non-dependant substance misuse community and their associated needs by: 


  • Working with the local community, making every contact count through motivational interviewing and brief advice and intervention

  • Identifying and targeting known hot spots, including partnership working and joint

  • operations as required

  • Harm reduction

  • Physical Health Assessment.

  • Assisted Alcohol Withdrawal medications

  • Opiate substitute prescribing

  • Relapse prevention medications

  • Detox and Rehabilitation

  • 1-1 and group work sessions

  • Substance misuse specific motivational interviewing

  • Supporting the RBG (to collate and gather information from a range of sources, including street drinkers, partner agencies and residents)

  • Supporting those in the area into mainstream services and working with local providers to enhance provision for this hard to engage population

  • You will have experience of working with people who are experiencing substance misuse difficulties or who are vulnerable.

  • The post holder will carry a caseload ensuring that assessments of need are conducted thoroughly, that safeguarding of service users, their families and the wider community are protected from harm

  • You will have responsibility for planning and delivery of effective treatment interventions to those that use our services.


  • The post holder will deliver face to face, group work utilising evidenced based interventions


  • Conditions

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

    •            Permanent

    •            37.5 hours per week



    This role will be in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (821 Woolwich Road,) providing a service across the whole borough but based Charlton.  You may be required to work flexibly to provide some evening sessions and from other satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough where you will be able to support the local community.


    The nearest train stations are Charlton and North Greenwich Station.


    Why Should You Apply? 

    ●            A new challenge

    ●            Competitive salary

    ●            Vibrant dynamic and innovative service and borough



    For an informal chat about the role, contact Susan Holland  susan.holland@wdp.org.uk  07307350826 To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send to WDP.Recruitment@wdp.org.uk


    The closing date for applications is 15/01/2021

    Interviews will take place Week Commencing 25/01/2021

    Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom, 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:

    ●            Entrepreneurial

    ●            In partnership

    ●            Strong belief in service users

    ●            Community focused

All posts are subject to Disclosure and Baring Service Check.