Arrest Referral Worker

Cranstoun Drug Services
Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,541 - £26,511 + 8% shift allowance per annum
16 Sep 2021
10 Oct 2021
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Cranstoun are excited to be working with the West Midlands Police Crime and Commissioner to deliver the Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service within the custody suites of West Midlands Police and West Midlands Courts, offering drug and alcohol using offenders the opportunity to break the cycle of substance related crime.

Are you currently working as a substance misuse worker or could you bring transferable skills and experience to our team? Are you a good listener, can you motivate people to change, are you comfortable working with vulnerable people? This is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on peoples lives!

You will work between police custody suits and Magistrates courts covering a range of shifts between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  Typical shifts include: 7am - 3pm / 8am - 4pm / 10am - 6pm / 2pm - 10pm. You will assess, advise and refer offenders providing them the opportunity to access treatment to address their substance use. Working in court you will promote the use of Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (Drug Rehabilitations Requirements, Alcohol Treatment Requirements & Mental Health Treatment Requirements) amongst all court professionals and the judiciary, contribute to Pre Sentence Reports and advocate for our service users.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of substance misuse work including, case management, needle exchange, naloxone and assertive engagement as well as other associated duties. You need to have an understanding of the issues faced by drug and alcohol users who commit crime and be dedicated to delivering a service that supports these individuals to address their lifestyle choices.

All roles within this service are subject to enhanced DBS checks and West Midlands Police vetting. Please ensure all previous offences are listed within your application form with as much detail as possible.

To download an application pack, visit

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Sunday 10th October 2021.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Working towards equality.

Registered Charity No. 1061582.

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