Case Worker (Family Resettlement)

Recruiter
EasyWeb Group
Location
Preston
Salary
£16,000 pa (FTE £20,000)
Posted
12 Mar 2019
Closes
25 Mar 2019
Ref
00326858
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Case Worker (Family Resettlement) 

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

Position: Family Resettlement Coordinator 
Location: HMP Preston & Lancaster Farms 
Job type: Part Time, 8 months maternity cover Fixed Term Contract 
Hours: 30 hours per week 
Salary: £16,000 pa (FTE £20,000) 
Benefits: generous holiday entitlement, eye care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free confidential advice and counselling service plus more. 

Closing date: 25 March 2019 

About the role: 

We’re looking to recruit a part time Family Resettlement Coordinator for 8 months to cover maternity leave at HMP Preston and HMP Lancaster Farms. The post will help deliver individual family and relationship case work support and a range of group-based family and relationship intervention training programmes. 

The Family Resettlement Coordinator will work closely with prison based colleagues to promote the service and generate referrals of suitable participants. Another key aspect of the role will be reporting on the level and nature of direct support provided to each individual, and to keep track of the progress each individual makes throughout that support. 

About you: 

We’re looking to appoint people with experience of supporting individuals with multiple and complex needs to overcome barriers, and therefore have an appreciation of safeguarding, personal safety and professional boundaries. Ideally you will also have interagency work experience (building partnerships, promoting positive relationships between different agencies. 

You will be comfortable delivering support on a 1-2-1 basis and also to groups, in a prison setting. You will be a self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise your own work. 

Finally you will understand the importance of tracking your activities, as the success of the service will be dependent on the team delivering the contracted support time and interventions for the benefit of service users. 

The successful candidate will have excellent listening skills, the ability to develop relationships with clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders, proven experience of achieving qualitative and quantitative targets, and an understanding of the criminal justice system. 

You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a front line resettlement 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 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. 

You may have experience of the following: Family Resettlement, Caseworker, Social Care, Case Worker, Social Worker , Family Services, Family Support, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

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