Recovery Practitioner, Islington - Better Lives

£24,627 - £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Monday, June 4, 2018 - 17:00
Interview date, week commencing:Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Job role:

Working in partnership with Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, who, as lead provider will have overall clinical responsibility for the service, WDP are subcontracted to deliver recovery-based services across the London Borough of Islington.

WDP is committed to providing opportunities for individuals to make positive changes in their lives, through a non-judgemental, recovery based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.  We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The post holder will work from two of the Islington hubs and, at times, across the local community, undertaking a wide range of ‘duty’ and ‘care-coordination’ functions, working with service users from the point of first contact through to their planned exit from the service following treatment.

As a Recovery Practitioner, you will work well in partnership with our clinical and aftercare services, criminal justice agencies, treatment providers, service users and the local community.  This role is integral to ensuring recovery outcome focus throughout the treatment system. It supports the delivery of a wide range of interventions, including but not limited to: addressing substance misuse; reducing reoffending; Education, Training & Employment (ETE); and working with children and families.

Your passion for evidence-based interventions and your ambitions for the long-term recovery of our service users will shine through everything you do: promoting recovery in your daily practice in both group and one-to-one settings.

In collaboration with the Recovery Nurse you will ensure prescribing interventions are outcome-focused and fully integrated into recovery plans.

We are seeking committed, hardworking and highly motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting people with substance misuse and related health and well-being issues.  You will be an excellent team player and have a proven ability to work as part of a team and on your initiative.

The successful candidate will be expected to undergo and enhanced DBS checks.  

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 employee.