Support Worker (Family Services)

EasyWeb Group
£4,550 (FTE £17,062.50)
29 Oct 2018
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Support Worker (Family Services)

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

Position: Family Support Worker
Location: HMP Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Commutable from Long Eaton, Derby, Louughbroogh, Melton Mowbrage, Newark-on-Trent, Mansfield and surrounding areas)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 10 per week (Saturdays & Sundays - available for job share)
Salary: £4,550 (FTE £17,062.50)
Benefits: Generous annual leave, free advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers plus more

About the role:

As a Family Support Worker at HMP Nottingham 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, working on the booking line as required and supporting the Social Enterprise Café service.

This role is available for job share and would consist of the following shift pattern;

10 hours x 1 post (Saturdays and Sundays) or 5 hours x 2 posts (Saturdays or Sundays).

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable understanding of working with families in a multi-agency environment and / or customer care and working in a catering environment.

You will also have excellent organisational skills, customer care skills and the ability to work in a busy environment.

You will have the ability to contribute to planning and development of Pact’s family work.

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 offer a wide range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme, eye care vouchers, generous annual leave plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend internal training events to further develop yourself as an effective support work and you will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.

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 enhanced check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds including those with previous convictions (appointment to post will be subject a risk assessment).

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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