Support Worker (Family Support)

Evesham, Worcestershire
£8.75 per hour
10 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Support Worker (Family Support) 

Pact is a national charity that supports those affected by imprisonment and their children and families. 

Position: Family Support Worker 
Location: HMP Long Lartin, Wychavon, Worcestershire (Commutable from Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Royal Leamington Spa, Worcester, Tewkesbury, and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 3 to 13 hours per week (available for job share) 
Salary: £8.75 per hour (pro rata) 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, free confidential advice and counselling, eye care vouchers plus more. 

Closing date: 26th September 2018 
Interviews commencing week beginning: 02nd October 2018 

About the role: 

As Family Support Worker at HMP Long Lartin you will work as one of the Pact 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. 

About you: 

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 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 Pact’s family work and also have knowledge of safeguarding / child protection practice. 

You will be able to provide warm, human support and to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. 

What Pact offer: 

Pact offers a range of employee benefits such as free confidential advice and counselling service, generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as an effective front-line services worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team. 

Other information:

This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS / MoJ Security Vetting and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years. 

This post will involve flexible weekdays and weekend work. 

You may have experience of the following: Family Support Worker, Case Management, Care Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Support Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.

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