Project Adder Engagement Worker Swansea £21,500 - £23,500
Project Adder Engagement WorkerLocation: Swansea | Salary: £21,500 - £23,500 | Posted: 23 Sep 2021 | Closes: 7 Oct 2021 | Job Type: Fixed & Part-time | Business Unit: UK Central Government Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 10550
Project Adder Engagement Wotker
Salary range : £21,500 - £23,500 per annum depending on experience
Temporary - 18 Month Fixed Term Contract
Full-time (40 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 resource 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.
We now have an opportunity for a Engagement Worker to join our team in Swansea Dyfodol to work with our Project Adder contract.
The post holder will work alongside South Wales Police, Probation and Court staff to proactively engage with people who are coming into contact with the criminal justice system. To work in justice settings (Police custody / Court etc) and in communities to help people access the help that they need, to move on with their lives minimising the chances of future criminal justice involvement. We will focus particularly on triage and ‘early-interventions to reduce reoffending linked to substance misuse.
- Work with South Wales Police and Court Services to assist in the triage and identification of appropriate routes to support to meet need and reduce harm to self and others.
- Engage with identified participants referred from Police officers and staff working in communities and Police Custody suites to encourage engagement in support and treatment.
- To attend Court as required, providing advice verbally and in writing where necessary. Carry out triage / assessments for suitability for a variety of treatment pathways including Court Orders (DRR / ATR).
- To engage with people at a variety of locations and settings including ‘street encounters’, community venues and by use of remote communication.
- To operate within the service’s outreach practice model and support provision to all relevant cohorts - from preventative work to more intensive recovery goals.
- Support service users by providing advice and guidance, brief intervention sessions and workshops.
- To undertake activities to engage and motivate people to reduce levels of offending and substance misuse and to re-engage where necessary.
- To develop goals and plans with people that are designed to help people improve their lives.
- Support people and work in partnership with external agencies to engage people with the most appropriate support in areas such as: accommodation, education, training & employment, health & wellbeing, finance & benefits, relationship support as necessary.
- To work with our healthcare team to assess suitability for prescribing services.
- To help reduce drug related deaths by promoting safe injecting, overdose prevention and the risk of blood borne diseases.
- To undertake drug testing and screening for blood borne viruses (training provided).
- Being sensitive to issues of hidden harm, to identify and respond to safeguarding, domestic abuse and trafficking concerns.
- Ensure that all data records are completed, submitted and distributed in accordance with policies utilising data and case management systems, enabling the service to maximise positive outcomes for the participant.
- To represent and promote the Service to service users, partnership and other agencies through attendance and participation in any meetings and events as required.
In carrying out the above duties the post holder will:
- Work flexibly across operational and contract sites (e.g. community bases, police stations, courts, prisons and probation offices)..
- Work flexibly to agreed hours of work to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision and include some evening and weekend working.
- Focus on personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills.
- Keep up to date with relevant developments in services, legislation and practice..
- Ensure the implementation of all G4S and consortium policies and contribute to maintaining safe systems of work and a safe environment.
- Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.
The Ideal Candidate:
- Some knowledge of substance misuse and related issues.
- Knowledge of local and national agencies for assisting offenders.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good report writing and note keeping skills.
- An ability to work as part of a team.
- Prepared to work out of a variety of settings when required including Police Station, arrest Referral, Court duties, probation and prison visits, home visits and other community bases. The post may also involve some evening and weekend working
- Degree level qualification.
- Knowledge of working within the criminal justice system.
- Assessment skills.
- Experience of liaising with other specialist and non-specialist agencies.
- Experience of working in the criminal justice system.
- Committed to promoting the Welsh language
We encourage applications from Welsh speaking candidates.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of our Services and we actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.
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 500 - 700 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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