Dyfodol Criminal Justice Custody and Court Early Intervention Practitioner

Location: Swansea |
Salary: £24,500 - £26,500 |
Posted: 3 Apr 2024 |
Closes: 24 Apr 2024 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15570

Role Responsibility:

Dyfodol Criminal Justice Custody and Court Early Intervention Practitioner (EIP)


Salary £24,500 - £26,500 per annum

Permanent - Full Time (37.5 hours per week)


G4S in Wales are a key provider of criminal justice services- operating in both the custodial and community sectors.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our provision and we consistently seek to work alongside and in partnership with a range of other providers in the voluntary (third), public and private sectors.


We have developed services which are focused on identifying ways to maximise positive impact and make the most effective use of available resources by working with other agencies on common objectives.  In this way we are increasingly able to meet wide ranging and complex needs in the most appropriate way.


We have a commitment to research, evaluation and review of evidence based initiatives.


We value and, where possible, contribute to research into reducing re-offending and therefore we recognise the importance of understanding the wider environment in which individuals operate and this informs us about how best to engage, support and help people with change.


We seek to employ people with drive and energy and a real interest in innovation and teamwork – working beyond traditional organisational boundaries.


This is an exciting opportunity to support the Dyfodol substance misuse service within Swansea Central Police custody unit and local courts, providing early intervention support to people who find themselves in contact with Police. As a member of our team, you will play a critical role in engaging people to access the support they need to build successful futures and healthy lifestyles, and reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Support pathways include drugs and alcohol, mental health, domestic abuse, housing and employment, young people and women services.


You will work collaboratively with Police, Probation and Court colleagues to identify needs and advocate for access to the right support and intervention at the right time.


Within custody you will offer initial engagement with individuals, working with them to identify their Substance Use needs and treatment options, and any wider crisis needs / longer term support requirements. You will work with the individual and Police colleagues to advocate for the most suitable options for the person. You will also provide harm reduction guidance, and offer opportunities to engage to promote positive changes to lifestyles.


Within the Court arena you will offer engagement with those attending where substance use is an identified need, and provide timely information to relevant professionals about identified needs and suitability for onward treatment within the community as an alternative to custodial sentences.  Advice will be given verbally or in writing to the court, or incorporated by Probation into a Pre-Sentence Report.


You will work flexibly across the operational and contract sites, demonstrating good communication and organisational skills to maximise time spent with professional partners and those in custody. Days/hours of work will vary to ensure appropriate levels of service are in place to meet demand, including evening and weekend working patterns. These will be on a rota’d basis.


The role may require holding a small caseload of community cases when required to support the resilience of the services.


The primary base is Swansea, but there may be occasions where cover is required across Bridgend, Merthyr and Cardiff.  Expenses are reimbursed for any additional travel. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To promote positive, quick engagement with those in custody settings, enabling engagement at all times.
  • To work with people in a person-centred way, exploring support needs with safety in mind and tailoring your approach to their engagement style, capability and personal characteristics.
  • To support progression from drug related offending towards a cessation or reduction of illicit use and offending behaviour.
  • To promote harm reduction and healthy living at every opportunity to support the reduction in drug-related harms, including overdose, blood borne viruses, and safer injecting.
  • To provide interventions focused on the ‘stability, change, resilience’ framework, and positive psychology.
  • To swiftly identify people who may benefit from clinical treatment, support people’s access to rapid clinical services
  • To work collaboratively with other Criminal Justice (CJ) partners and non-CJ treatment agencies.
  • To ensure all information is accurately recorded on case management systems.
  • To promptly update the Probation services with attendance and non-compliance of those on statutory orders.
  • Ensure risk/safety information is communicated in a timely manner with all identified colleagues required.
  • Carry out detailed assessments in a timely manner to inform court and custody outcomes.
  • To provide reports to the Court and attend Court as required
  • To contribute to the continuous development of the service by attending regular team meetings, supervisions, partner meetings and contributing to the development of services with DDAS colleagues

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skllls

  • Good  knowledge of IT and case management recording.
  • Report writing and note keeping skills.
  • Commitment to promoting positive outcomes for those accessing support.
  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
  • Prepared to work across varying settings, including 4 x Police custody suites, courts and DDAS bases.
  • Ability to work varying hours, including weekends and some evening duties (rota’d in advance)
  • Full driving licence and access to own transport with business insurance


We encourage applications from Welsh speaking candidates.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office.


You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


Please note that applicants must complete a 200 - 400 word statement outlining their suitability for the role and clearly outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge would apply to this post.



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