Wakefield, West Yorkshire
starting at £24,982 pa (NJC Scale Points 18 – 22)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Touchstone (registered charity No. 1012053) is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Women’s Mental Health Criminal Justice Key Worker
Salary: starting at £24,982 pa (NJC Scale Points 18 – 22)
37 hours per week
Wakefield

It is an occupational requirement for this role that the applicant is female.

Together Women have been commissioned to provide needs-led support to women under the supervision of the National Probation Service across West Yorkshire. As a key partner in this service, Touchstone will deliver support for women with mental health needs and deliver tailored wellbeing support for BME communities.

This role will be part of the Women’s Criminal Justice Team, delivering an inclusive and supportive programme driven to achieve the best for local communities.  The particular focus of this role will be to support women through the mental health pathway.  You will work closely with external mental health organisations, across West Yorkshire, to extend access to mental health services, to encourage women to access existing resources, as well as working to build new opportunities. You will support women to build upon their strengths and work through any barriers that are preventing them from progressing and achieving their potential.

This role will involve secondment to Together Women and requires agile working, which will include being office based, delivering within the community and with the possibility of some remote working.

The successful candidate will have experience of the delivery of services for vulnerable women and of supporting women to improve their mental health and overall well-being.  Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by women offenders will be key to this role. You will be someone who can work effectively independently, and as a virtual team, under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021
Interviews will be held on: Monday 24 May 2021

How to apply:

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our website, where you can download the application pack.
Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 04 May 2021
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Job ref: 157500_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker
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