Positive Steps Vacancy – Custody Assess and Referral Worker



Post: Custody Assess and Referral Worker (0.45 F.T.E.)

Reporting to: Team Leader         

Grade/Salary: £10,500 per annum based on 16 hours (0.45 FTE) and is weekend working. Hours will include 7am to 9am Saturday and Sunday.


Key Functions:

  • To provide a high-quality service to individuals who have a history of substance misuse, homelessness and mental health related problems by engaging with them in a custodial and community setting.
  • Provide relevant interventions based upon appropriate assessment or need and provide all relevant services in line with agreed targets and objectives
  • Provide advice, advocacy, and support to clients.
  • Where appropriate to work in close partnership with other agencies to ensure clients access a full range of services

Main Duties:

  • Assess and refer appropriate custodies to appropriate regional teams or services for them.
  • Ensure service is delivered within regulatory guidelines, Positive Steps Policy, Procedure, and best practice
  • Ensure all team Service User records are clear, accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure confidentiality of Service Users, Positive Steps and staff is maintained.
  • Provide reports and returns as required.
  • Liaise and network with relevant external agencies and organisations.
  • Liaise with other departments within Positive Steps.
  • Develop own knowledge/practice and attend training as agreed with senior staff.
  • Carry out any other duties applicable to position and agreed by senior staff.
  • Work within the Health and Safety guidelines set out by Positive Steps and Police Scotland.

Special Terms

  • Must be able to work weekends Saturday and Sunday 7am to 9am.
  • Must have a current full Driving License and use of a legal roadworthy vehicle with appropriate insurance.
  • Must agree and pass vetting by Police Scotland.
  • Must agree to be part of PVG Scheme.
  • Must be computer and IT competent.

. For more information, please contact Jane Reid (janereid@positivesteps.org.uk)


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