Recovery Practitioner, Fixed Term Contract , Merton

Fixed Term
£24,627 - £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Are you a recovery practitioner seeking a new opportunity to provide recovery-focused care to people who use substances in one of WDP’s fully-integrated flagship services?   

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton 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 Merton residents, irrespective of circumstance. 

Like other organisations, WDP have adapted their service model as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain passionate and committed to supporting people who are experiencing increased used of substances - or are struggling to maintain their recovery - as a response to change, worry, isolation, or illness during this crisis. Consistent with our outstanding CQC rating for the key line of enquiry ‘responsive’, we are adapting and innovating to enable us to keep doing that.  

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to hold a mixed caseload and support the group programme in 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. 

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. 

Through joining WDP you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and innovative service.


  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed-term contract until 30th September 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week, with some evening clinics


The role is based at the Merton hub, but at times may involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP locations as needed.

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.


For an informal chat about the role, contact Helen O’Connor, Service Manager on 07383 083377 or

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 August 2020 at 00:00 midnight

Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom, to support social distancing 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

WDP is a 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.