SALARY:
NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £22,571 pa

HOURS:
37 hours per week

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.

This is an exciting opportunity, providing a new element of support within our service. The role of the Education Training and Employment Support Worker is to support service users who have been in contact with the criminal justice system to progress and retain opportunities to support their employability.

This role involves supporting clients on a 1:1 basis and group activity to assess needs, build confidence and self-esteem and explore volunteering, education and training opportunities. Much of the work involves supporting clients to overcome barriers to progression, including supporting clients to make effective disclosure of their lived experience.

The team also work to recruit and train people with lived experience to become peer volunteers within the service.

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please call and speak to John Whetton on 07557 920466.

Please Click Here to Download the Application Pack

CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2022
INTERVIEWS: 18 July 2022

Once completed, please return your completed application to recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk

As an employee of Touchstone, all successful applicants continually benefit from the following:

Personal wellbeing budget
28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
Agile working policy
Cycle to work scheme
Access to counselling and 24/7 confidential staff Mindful Employer helpline
Health and wellbeing and fun organisational staff away days
Inclusive maternity and parental policies and pay
A full range of staff and peer support networks
Excellent staff engagement
Lots of learning and development opportunities

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. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. 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.