Apprentice Support Worker | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £3.90 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 October 2020
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9NW
Company: Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Job type: Apprenticeship
Job reference: 2607866/380-JD185

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Do you have lived experience of the criminal justice system or a vulnerability such as; mental health, drug/alcohol misuse, homelessness? Are you interested in using your life experiences to support others who may be going through similar situations?

The Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (CJLDS) is offering a new and exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Support Worker who has lived experience of a vulnerability that could have been supported by our service. We are offering a full apprenticeship, alongside a wide range of experience including working with the Police, Courts and numerous community services.

As an Apprentice Support Worker with CJLDS, you will work alongside our team of practitioners in the community, providing support and advice to clients to address any unmet needs. You will maintain communications with clients and other key people involved in their care, and help them to engage with relevant community services to address their needs. You will be supporting clients over the age of 10, who may be experiencing a number of different vulnerabilities such as; mental health, drug or alcohol misuse, homelessness, etc.

CJLDS is an all age service, providing liaison & diversion both within and out of the Criminal Justice System. We assess individuals over the age of 10, suspected of committing a crime, for potential vulnerabilities that may increase their chances of coming to the attention of the Criminal Justice System. The aim of the service is to reduce rates of reoffending, assist in the efficient and effective movement through the Criminal Justice System and improve access to health and social care.

We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Liaison and Diversion Practitioners, a Youth Specialist, a Women’s Specialist, a Brain Injury Specialist, Consultants and Psychology. We work closely with the Police, Courts, Youth Offending Teams, Drugs and Alcohol Services, Probation, Housing any many more health and social care services.

Apprentice Support Workers complement the Trust’s expertise and knowledge with their own insight, experience and suggestions and therefore you will need to be able to share your recovery journey with others, motivating and encouraging them to reach their full potential.

This advert closes on Wednesday 7 Oct 2020

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