Liaison and Diversion Senior Social Worker



Job Type



Public Sector, Social Care



Our client, a registered charity, is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Liaison and Diversion Senior Social Worker
Salary: starting at £35,745 pa, NJC Scale Points 32 – 35
Hours: 37 hours per week
This role will be based at Huddersfield Police Station

Any job offer will be dependent on the outcome of police vetting at level 3, and reference checks.

The West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion Service works with people of all ages (including children and young people) with a wide range of vulnerabilities including mental health issues and learning disabilities, who have offended or are at risk of offending. They support service users who have contact with police stations, the courts, prisons and probation. Funded by NHS England, they have 6 teams, based at or near the Wakefield, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford Police District Headquarters. The service also covers Leeds and Bradford Magistrates and Crown Courts and Kirklees Court.

The Liaison and Diversion service is a multi-agency, multi skilled team, delivered by a consortium led by Wakefield Council, of which our client is a key partner, across the West Yorkshire police force area. The aim is to work together to reduce the risk factors for reoffending by providing short-term support and signposting service users into longer-term support services.

A need has arisen within the Kirklees team for a Senior Social Worker. As a Senior Social worker within the Liaison and Diversion service, you will work with people of all ages with a range of mental health issues, learning disabilities, substance misuse and social vulnerabilities – with the aim of reducing health inequalities, which in turn contribute to reducing reoffending and helping to improve decision making within the criminal justice system.

Closing Date: 19 September 2021
Interviews will be held on: 29 September and 1 October 2021

Our client is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within the organisation.

Please note that our client does not hold a sponsor licence and they do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you.

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Reference ID: 157807

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £35,745.00 per year


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