The Early Help in Custody Team provides a peer support approach to people being held in police custody. The Early Help Team works closely with police colleagues, while being completely independent of the justice system. Although based in Inverclyde, the service will be available to people living in other local authorities who are in Greenock police custody.
The service provides short term support to people who have self-identified a need(s) in a ‘reachable and teachable’ moment, to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within local communities. This 2-year test of change is funded by the Drugs Death Task Force and will prioritise people who are not receiving treatment and who may be experiencing a range of complex needs as evidence suggests they may be at the highest risk of a drug-related death. The service will link closely to existing treatment pathways and other tests of change including early intervention, recovery, harm reduction and non-fatal overdose.
As a Lead Practitioner, you will work alongside and mentor a Support Practitioner (Navigator) whilst delivering early help support in custody, to help identify and signpost those who need support to access services and interventions that will give them the tools they need to build their resilience, gain confidence and acquire the personal and social assets they need to meet their aspirations. This will require;
Working at the front end of a pathway, you will be in contact with individuals who can be challenging, have behavioural issues, and lead chaotic lives. You will aim to motivate them to engage with support from partners and aim to improve their well being and prevent harm.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To:
Closing date 8th February 2022.
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