Reports To: Criminal Justice Operations Manager
Employer: Red Rose Recovery Lancashire
Base: 1x Preston & 1x Carlisle
Hours: Part-time, 15 hours / week
Salary: £21,000 (pro-rata)
Following a successful pilot, Red Rose Recovery has been commissioned to employ Peer Support Workers within Lancashire and South Cumbria’s Foundation Trust Liaison and Diversion Team across Lancashire and Cumbria.
The purpose and scope of this role is to encourage service users, including those hard to reach, with complex needs to engage with the Liaison and Diversion Service, other agencies and referral pathways. Provide engagement, emotional and other support.
The role will involve supporting people to navigate through the Criminal Justice System, to access support for mental health needs as well as other vulnerabilities including substance misuse, (alcohol and drugs), homelessness, intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour.
The role provides emotional, and where appropriate, practical support to individuals, planning a programme of support with the Liaison and Diversion Practitioner, working with their families and friends, supporting them to access other agencies. Based with the Liaison and Diversion Team working with the Liaison and Diversion Practitioner and Support Workers.
The Peer support workers will provide a step down for the service to enable individuals to re-engage with and re-connect to their local communities, families, and peer support networks.
The peer support team will support individuals’ access appropriate services according to their needs – health, welfare, debt, housing etc.
The peer support worker will work with the individual for anything up to 12 weeks in a transition from custody to the community, in some cases the time frame has gone over dependent on the client’s needs.
This is a collaborative approach which is focused on the client’s needs and providing them with support after release from custody. The concept is based around staff using their lived experience to empower and support individuals with complex issues, showing compassion and empathy to promote visible recovery
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Glenn on 07935251579 / Glenn@RedRoseRecovery.org.uk or Richard on 07921 808 656 / firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the full job specification here: Peer Support Worker - Liaison & Diversion - Job Specification
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