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As Family Engagement Worker, you will work as one of the Our Client Family team, providing family casework support to prisoners, as well as support to the families of prisoners through advice and guidance, facilitating prison visits, and delivering family induction sessions.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally involving prisoners and/or their families. You will have the ability to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights, and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. You will have the ability to develop referral pathways for families, prisoners, and other professionals to access the service. You may have experience of the following: Casework, Key Working, providing advice, guidance, and emotional support to male service users.
You will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador for Our Client, conducting yourself professionally at all time, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability. You need to be solutions-focused, adaptable, flexible, emotionally resilient, and capable of managing multiple tasks in high stress environments.
Please note that a driving licence and car will be essential for this role.
What they offer:
Our Client offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this exciting new role, please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
They encourage early application as they review applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close advertising early if sufficient applications are received.
Our Client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
Our Client is a pioneering national charity that provides caring and life changing services to men and women in prison, to people with convictions on release and in the community, and to their children and families.
Our Client’s vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, in which prisons are used sparingly and as places of learning and rehabilitation, and in which the innate dignity and worth of every human being is valued. They work for the common good of Society, taking a public health-based approach. They work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health & social care.
Their volunteers and staff can be found in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England & Wales. They are a diverse, inclusive, modern, and collaborative charity. They build effective partnerships and sustainable solutions based on their well-established understanding of the systems in which they work, and on their historic values and ethos developed through their 120+ years of service delivery.
Location: HMP Stoke Heath
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 16 hours per week including occasional evening and weekend working
Salary: £22,000 per annum (£9,386.66 per annum pro rata)
Benefits: Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Assurance, Season Ticket Loan, EAP Scheme
Closing date: 10-11-2023
Interview Date: TBC
You may also have experience in the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, Not for Profit, NFP, etc
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