Volunteer - Drugs Intervention Project - Leeds
Brief description of project
The Integrated Offender Management (IOM) programme provides support to people involved in the criminal justice system or those deemed to be at risk of offending. Humankind work with individuals and their families to enable them to:
• Reduce their offending
• Access and maintain accommodation
• Increase their independence
• Strengthen family relationships
• Encourage good parenting
• Raise awareness of rights and responsibilities
• Access opportunities and increase community integration
Leeds Integrated Offender Management Service works with other Offender Management agencies to provide support for up to 2 years. We work at times and locations to meet service users’ needs, including home visits and joint working with other agencies.
A core part of the work is working with service users whilst in prison, and on release from prison to make sure the support is in place for them.
Details of Role (Tasks)
Supporting Case Managers to facilitate diversionary activities for Service Users.
Attending resettlement markets at HMP Leeds, New Hall and Wealstun with prison-link workers, to promote the service and engage new referrals.
Facilitate "meet and greet" sessions at Forward Leeds hubs and HMP Leeds departure lounge, to those being released from prison.
Working towards completing comprehensive assessments and sign-posting to relevant services.
Supporting service users to create care plans and helping them to structure their time in order to build social capital, to reduce substance use and reoffending.
Accompanying service users to mutual aid groups, including SMART, AA and NA.
Good communication skills
Desirable is have previous lived experience of criminal justice services/addiction/homelessness/domestic abuse.
Abstinent from illicit substances.
To work within professional boundaries and within the safeguarding policy and its guidance
Honest and reliable
Commitment to attend training and supervision
Within professional boundaries, share your own experiences to support others
Previous peer mentoring / volunteering experience desirable, however training and support will be provided.
For an application email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ann Hall on 07957 297 828