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 L&D Team is in the process of extending into Leeds, with the new team to be housed at Elland Road Police Station (LS11 8BU). 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 Leeds and Wakefield will operate 7 days per week from 07.00 to 22.00. Post holders may be required to work shifts to ensure appropriate cover, including regular weekend and evening work.
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.
Closing date: 12/02/2017
Interviews: 27 and 28 February 2017
Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation 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.