2 Feb 2018

Fixed Term Liaison and Diversion Project Worker

Touchstone – Posted by TouchstoneBradford, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

SALARY:
NJC Scale 5, scp 22-25 – starting at £20,661 pa

HOURS:
Up to 4 x 37 hours per week (Job share will be considered)

LOCATION:
Service delivery across Bradford City Region

This role is fixed term initially until 31 March 2019.

The Liaison and Diversion (L&D) Service works with people of all ages (including children and young people) with a wide range of vulnerabilities including poor mental health and learning disabilities, who have offended or are at risk of offending. We support service users who have contact with police stations, the courts, prisons and probation.

The Wakefield and Leeds L&D Teams are in the process of extending into Bradford, with the new team to be housed at Trafalgar House Police Station (BD5 0DX). The team is a multi-agency, multi skilled team, led and managed by Wakefield City Council Youth Offending Service. Touchstone is one of the partners in the service.

The aim is to work together to reduce the risk factors for reoffending by providing short-term support and signposting service users into longer-term support services.

L&D service in Bradford will operate 7 days per week from 08.00 to 20.00. Post holders may be required to work shifts to ensure appropriate cover, including regular weekend and evening work. This could include work in the Leeds and Wakefield teams. All post holders will be subject to Police Vetting to level 3.

You will contribute to community safety, crime reduction and anti-social behaviour reduction strategies by undertaking assessments, managing risk and developing and providing planned support activities.

How to Apply

CLOSING DATE: 4 February 2018 INTERVIEWS: 20 and 21 February 2018 To apply please download the application pack from our website: www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/get-involved/employment-at-touchstone/ Or call the office at 0113 2718277 Applications should be returned to: Touchstone House 2-4 Middleton Crescent LEEDS LS11 6JU or recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

Job Categories: Charity & Not for Profit. Job Types: Fixed Term. Job Tags: bradford, Charity, coordinator, liaison and diversion, and mental health. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000. Job expires in 10 days.

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