NJC Scale Points 7-11, starting at £19,554 pa/pro-rata
37 hours per week (job share will be considered)
Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale
This role is fixed term for up to 12 months
You will complement the work of the Wakefield Liaison and Diversion service, by providing practical and emotional support to service users who have come into contact with the criminal justice system, with support needs around mental health, learning disability and/or substance use. You will work with a caseload of service users, in the community and at court, recording all interactions with service users in line with procedure and liaising with Project Workers around their support.
You will need to have lived experience of offending and one of the vulnerabilities listed above, and accessed support services. You will have experience of giving and/or receiving peer support and will be able to demonstrate how you manage your recovery and what you are currently doing to support yourself into employment. The successful candidates will need to have strong communication skills and the ability to positively engage with a wide range of service users, colleagues, and other professionals.
These are developmental positions and successful candidates must be willing to take part in a full induction programme and ongoing training. Peer Support workers will receive a robust package of support and supervision to enable them to manage their workload and promote their wellbeing.
CLOSING DATE: 1 July 2019
Interviews will be held on: 15 July 2019
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. Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.