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As Family Support Worker you will provide support to families visiting loved ones in the Visitor Centre, visitor centre services include play and children’s services, and a catering service. You will work as one of the Our Client Family team, you will be based primarily in the prison’s visitor centre and visits hall providing support, advice and guidance to families visiting prisoners, facilitating prison visits and family days and supporting the play service.

A Family Support Worker provides support to families visiting loved ones in the Visitor Centre. Visitor centre services include play and children’s services, and a catering service.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging environment, ideally involving offenders and/or their families. You will also have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding work load. You will have the ability to contribute to planning and development of Our Client’s family work and also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice. Furthermore, you will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in build partnerships with a range of agencies.

Ownership of a driving licence and car is desirable.

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 reserve the right to close this vacancy early if they receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Other information:

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.

About Them

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 Stafford

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 8.25 hours per week, Monday to Sunday (weekend & evening work will be required occasionally)

Salary: £19,305 FTE (£4,247.10 per annum pro rata)

Benefits: Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Assurance, Season Ticket Loan, EAP Scheme

Closing date: 10-11-2023

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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