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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner - Isle Of Wight
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                                                              Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Job type
 - Permanent, Part Time

Salary - £23,011 (pro rata)

Hours -  16 hours per week

Location - Isle of Wight

We are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities and reducing crime. Last year alone we helped support, house, educate, advise and speak out for 38,000 disadvantaged young people and adults - and you could now help us make an even bigger impact going forward.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a part time passionate and proactive Liaison & Diversion Practitioner to support service users on the Isle of Wight. The role will involve completing assessments in both police custody and courts for individuals who are eligible for diversion from the criminal justice system and into appropriate support pathways. These include mental health, primary care and substance misuse services, alongside other support services such as family services, positive activities, early interventions support and wider community groups.

The individual will be required to build strong rapport with the police and court teams who will be the main source of referral and will produce accurate and well written reports for these teams to make a decision with regards to diversion. If the individual is diverted out of the criminal justice system, the post holder will then liaise with the Support Time Recovery workers within the team and external stakeholders to develop a clear package of support and next steps. The STR workers will then continue to support the individual in order to motivate them to engage with the support offered.


Duties and Responsibilities involve but are not limited to:


Provide information advice and guidance, against multiple pathways and supporting with the signposting of service users to divert them out of the criminal justice system.

Help reduce the incidence of re-offending through the use of pathway interventions, an engaged, collaborative and motivational style and a focus on Community Re-integration and the principles of Desistance.

Engage with actual and potential referral agencies including statutory and third sector agencies and where appropriate the community in order to generate referrals for programmes / activities / services as required.

Design and deliver an effective programme of support using specialist agencies as applicable. This should be based on an initial assessment of the service users’ needs and abilities. The progressions outcomes delivered should be recorded, monitored, reviewed and updated regularly and in line with contract requirements.

Maintain contact on a regular basis with service users in accordance with the requirements of the service. This includes maintaining a professional relationship and being a good role model to service users.

Risk assess and take the necessary actions in respect of any activities / engagement with service users including personal safety.

Actively engage with service users in decisions that affect them, informing them of their procedural and representational rights, ensuring they have input in shaping the nature of services delivered to them through involvement activities ranging from providing information, requesting feedback, consulting, to facilitating participation by the service users.


A DBS check will be required for this role.


A full driving licence and own vehicle is required to be successful in this role


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