Well Women Centre Vacancy – Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Well Women Centre Vacancy – Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Well Women Centre Vacancy - Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Well Women Centre Vacancy

Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Pro rata £25,077

37.5 hours, pattern to be negotiated depending on organisational requirements

Please note that it is a genuine occupational qualification that a females takes on this roles, and the post is exempt under section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Well Women Centre (WWC) is working in partnership with Wakefield Council to provide a West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion service funded by NHS England. WWC will provide gender specific support for women at the point of arrest with a view to diverting them away from the Criminal Justice System into support services to address identified vulnerabilities to improve their health and well-being and reduce the risk of re-offending. The post will be based in Wakefield District but offering strong links to WWC wider services.

Well Women Centre

Originally established in 1985, the Well Women Centre is a registered charity providing mental health services, support and wellbeing services to women in the Wakefield District. Our services bring together a range of effective ways of supporting women with multiple and complex needs. These included IAPT Counselling, EMDR therapy, practical support, advocacy services, Complementary Therapies, groups and courses. We offer wrap around support and tailor made packages individual to each woman that we work with. In this way we can work towards better and more positive outcomes.

The Role

The successful applicant will join the L&D/WWC team and will be committed to supporting women through strong partnership working with external agencies including the police, courts and other Voluntary and Statutory services. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the wider West Yorkshire L&D all age offer and will be required to carry out assessments in both custody and community settings, providing  support for women to access  wider mainstream and Voluntary Sector providers across Wakefield by signposting and supporting women coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System.

Closing date: Friday 22nd March 12pm

Interviews: Monday 1st April

If you have not been contacted to attend an interview by Tuesday 27th March 5pm please assume that you have not been successful at this time. Interviews will only be held Monday 1st April.

To request an application pack, please email governance@wellwomenwakefield.org.uk 

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