Criminal Justice Recovery Practitioner, Islington

£24,627 to £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

Working in partnership with Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, WDP is subcontracted to deliver recovery-based services across the London Borough of Islington.

Better Lives Islington delivers high quality services including specialist prescribing services, rapid access to treatment, and other health and wellbeing interventions to better equip individuals to improve their physical and mental health. The Better Lives service has three sites in Islington: King Henry’s Walk, Gray’s Inn Road and Seven Sisters Road. 

The role

We are looking to recruit a Recovery Practitioner to join our Criminal Justice Team.  You will provide case management, initial and comprehensive assessment, risk assessment and care planning to individuals coming into the service.   This role will include facilitating groups, covering satellites at court, probation and police stations.

We are looking for a knowledgeable and passionate person to fill this position; key requirements of candidates are:

  • Experience of working with service users with substance misuse problems
  • Experience of working with people involved in the Criminal Justice system
  • Experience of working with Criminal Justice partners agencies
  • Metropolitan Police Clearance is required


  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent contract


For an informal chat about the role, contact Helena Jones, Service Manager on 07308 613502 or email

To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th January 2020  at 00:00 midnight

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

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer