Substance Misuse Court and Community Link Worker – Wakefield

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We are looking for a new member to join the multi-disciplinary Liaison and Diversion Team as a Substance Misuse Court and Community link worker. 

The Liaison and Diversion service is a multi-disciplinary team operating across West Yorkshire. They work with vulnerable adults and young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system, with the aim of diverting individuals away from crime and into health, social care or other support organisations.

As a Substance Misuse Court and Community Link worker you will lead a new project post within Liaison and Diversion, with a specific focus on those going through the judiciary process. The successful candidate will work in both the courts and community, engaging and assessing those in the criminal justice system and communicating outcomes to the relevant services. The assessments will help form sentencing decisions, specifically around community sentencing of Drug Rehabilitation requirements and Alcohol Treatment Requirements.

For more information about this role and to view the full JD please click here: L&D Court and Community Link Worker Wakefield JD pdf

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If you are unable to apply online and require a paper application form please contact Vanessa Ross on 01274 723863. If applying with a hard copy please post to: HR Department, The Bridge Project, 35 Salem Street, Bradford, BD1 4QH quoting the job reference on the outside of the envelope.

If you do not currently have DBS certificate for the level required for our posts (where applicable) and/or are not currently registered with the DBS Update Service, Bridge will pay for the appropriate level of DBS check should your application be successful. You will be expected to take out an annual subscription to DBS update service on receipt of your certificate, the cost of which Bridge will reimburse to you whilst you are in our employment. If you fail to register for the Update Service, and Bridge requires a further DBS check to be carried out (usually every 3 years), you will be required to pay for a new certificate.

Closing date for all positions: Immediate interview from submitted application for all shortlisted candidates

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