Job Description

Full Job Description

£32,306 – £34,171 per annum plus £2,100 London Weighting
Vacancy Type
Permanent/Full Time
Working Hours
37.5 hours per week
Application Deadline
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Job Summary
Would you like to join us in supporting those effected by drug and alcohol issues to improve their health and wellbeing?
The Service
Launched in 2020, WDP Greenwich is a fully integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub in Woolwich. 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 Greenwich residents, irrespective of circumstance.
About the role
Key to this role is the opportunity to develop and hand over a robust and transparent safeguarding framework that ensures a legacy of excellent safeguarding practice.
As the safeguarding lead, you will be required to engage with frontline staff, parents/carers living in the borough who are involved in problematic drug and/or alcohol misuse to minimise the impact on their children.
The successful candidate will lead on our role in safeguarding vulnerable adults, working closely with key stakeholders including, MARAC and providers of women’s services.
You will be a key part of the management team, working with the service manager you will proactively engage your peers to support the frontline staff to develop excellent safeguarding practice throughout the service.
Where necessary, you will complete parental needs assessments, conduct home visits in conjunction with frontline staff to develop skills and knowledge in those staff.
You will develop systems and pathways that ensure safeguarding of service users, children and those in our community are safeguarded from harm and abuse.
You will work within the central hub and across multi-agency settings and will engage parents/carers known to the service, those who have disengaged, and those with an identified substance misuse need who are not yet known to the service.
To see the generous range of benefits we offer at WDP including 30 days annual leave for all new starters, our health and wellbeing initiatives, financial perks and development opportunities – visit our Benefits Package and to find out more about WDP visit Who we are |
For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact , Wayne Butcher , Service Manager .
We only accept applications via using our application form, sorry we don’t accept CVs. For guidance on how to complete the application visit Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may close adverts at any time if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
WDP welcomes enquiries from everyone, and we value diversity in our workplace. Our commitment to promoting diversity and developing a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect is central to our recruitment process.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for our jobs, please confirm in the personal statement part of our application form that you are applying under this scheme.
Appointment to all WDP posts are subject to satisfactory completion of our safeguarding checks including DBS and we follow safer recruiting principles.
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