Criminal Justice Worker Peer Lead

Salary: NJC PT 18 (£24,982)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Location: Bristol

Contract Type: Fixed Term until June 2023

Additional Information: DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service-related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Scheme. DHI is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

The Role

Are you passionate about supporting people to turn their lives around and stop the revolving door?

As part of the exciting Government initiative to tackle drug-related crime and reduce drug-related deaths, DHI are excited to be recruiting for a new Criminal Justice team across our drug and alcohol services. Embedded within our local treatment teams, this is an exciting, varied and rewarding role which will provide you the opportunity to work in partnership with criminal justice partners including prisons, police, Liaison and Diversion Schemes, Courts and Probation as well as housing, employment providers to help improve lives and reduce the cycle of drug related offending.

The project will also include an innovative prison-in reach service and peer-led meet and greet.

We are looking for resilient individuals who understand the complexity and lack of opportunity faced by many offenders and who have experience of working with this client group, preferably within a drug and alcohol treatment setting. You will support them with making changes to their substance use as well as helping them accessing a range of support services including housing, training and employment and money advice.

Working within the team, you will have the opportunity to work within criminal justice settings, DHI hubs and from home. You will be required at times to travel across the West of England region and the use of your own transport and a willingness to use it for the purposes of this role is an essential requirement.

This post holder will also lead on the promotion of peer involvement in the delivery of the criminal justice service and recruit, induct and provide group supervision to criminal justice peers.

DHI is an award winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to richness and wellbeing of their community.

As an employee of DHI you will be entitled to:

  • 26 days plus statutory and bank holidays (1 additional day after each year of service, up to a maximum of 31 days)
  • Employee assistance scheme programme
  • Contributory pension scheme (employer’s contribution 7% to a minimum 3% contribution from employee).

If you have experience or an interest in working in the substance misuse field and share DHI’s core values of self-direction, stimulation and a zest for life, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please use the enclosed Job Description and Person Specification to complete an Application Form and Skills Form and send to before Midday 8th December 2021.

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