Recovery Practitioner - Passmores

Fixed Term
Harlow - Essex
£22,250 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Would you like to work in a high-achieving multi-disciplinary team supporting service users in their residential treatment?

The service

Passmores House is a residential recovery community for people with a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol. We offer detoxification and stabilisation packages, as well as a full rehabilitation programme, all built around the individual.

The role

WDP is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Recovery Practitioner. To be successful you will need to have excellent group work delivery skills, as well as an understanding of therapeutic communities. As the ideal candidate, you will have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and a passion for working creatively with complex service users.

Utilising a variety of interventions, the post holder will encourage individuals to foster external interests and build on their support networks and develop recovery capital to support community reintegration.

An empathic and non-judgemental approach is imperative, as this role involves working with a range of challenging scenarios and behaviours. Good time management and team working are also essential skills required for this role.


  • Salary £22,250 per annum
  • Fixed Term Six months’ maternity cover with possible extension
  • 37.5 hours per week


Set in a leafy park, Passmores House is close to the transport hub of Harlow in Essex and on the border of Hertfordshire.  There will also be some occasional travel to promote the service.

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Varied and multi-facing role
  • Opportunity to be a key part of a multi-disciplinary team in an inspiring service


For an informal chat about the role, contact Darren O’Meara, Service Manager on 07918 166 253 or darren.o’

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 September 2019 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.