Family Support Worker
Family Support Worker
Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders.
Position: Play Worker
Location: HMP Gartree, Market Harborough, Leicestershire (Commutable from Corby, Leicester, Northampton and surrounding areas)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 26 hours per week; Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun OR job share for two people working Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday alternately including weekends
Salary: £11,830 per annum (FTE £17,062.50)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more
Closing date: 19 February 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning: 25 February 2019
About the role:
Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?
As a Family Support Worker at HMP Gartree you will work alongside Her Majesty’s Prison Staff to deliver age appropriate and culturally sensitive play activities including outside activities to ensure that children feel comfortable, safe and secure while visiting their parent in prison, you will also work with visitors waiting in the Visits Centre offering support and guidance as well as processing people for their visit. You will also provide support with the Café in the Visits Hall if required.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of working with children of varying ages providing play activities. Providing a warm welcoming environment to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. You will also have a knowledge of safeguarding / child protection practice alongside a knowledge of data protection.
Pact is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications form all backgrounds including people with convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Activities Coordinator, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.