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West Yorkshire 8.27 miles
Starting at £29,636 per annum – NJC Scale Points 26 – 30
yorkshire Childrens Centre
Heckmondwike 8.18 miles
£19,000 - £24,000 per year
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West Yorkshire
Starting at £29,636 per annum – NJC Scale Points 26 – 30
Contract, 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.

Title: Liaison and Diversion Coordinator
Salary: Starting at £29,636 per annum – NJC Scale Points 26 – 30
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: This role is fixed term until March 2022, with the possibility of being extended.
Base: This role will be based in Kirklees, with the requirement to work flexibly across West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion team, as required.

About the Liaison and Diversion Service

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 Liaison and Diversion service is delivered by Wakefield Council across the West Yorkshire Police force area.  The team is a multi-agency, multi skilled team.  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.

About the role

Purpose of the role:

  • To support the initial mobilisation/development of the expanding Liaison and Diversion service.
  • To coordinate the day-to-day delivery of the Liaison and Diversion service including; ensuring there is staff cover in the office and custody suits, being able to answer queries from partner agencies such as the police and social care and to ensure staff are supported in decision making including relating to risk and safeguarding matters.
  • To provide effective coordination of the L&D team comprising of Support Time Recovery workers, staff seconded from partner agencies, Peer support workers and Volunteers.
  • To ensure that Touchstone and the L&D service develops positive relationships with partners in other agencies, including courts, mental health trusts, Community Rehabilitation Company, National Probation Service, community and voluntary sector partners.
  • Working with vulnerable children, young people and adults who have contact with the criminal justice system.  This involves working with people who use substances and people who self-harm.

The L&D service across West Yorkshire will operate 7 days per week from 08.00 to 18.00.  Project Workers will be required to work shifts to ensure appropriate cover, this will include regular weekend and evening work.

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st July 2020
Interviews will be held on: Friday 31st July 2020

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.

Any job offer will be dependent on the outcome of police vetting at level 3, and reference checks.

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. 

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 09 July 2020
Closing date: 21 July 2020
Job ref: 155712_ts
Tags: Management,Operations
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