Family Support Worker
Family Support Worker
Pact (Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a National charity which support people affected by imprisonment. They work in prisons and communities across England and Wales to provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves.
Position: Family Support Worker
Location: HMP Leyhill, Gloucestershire (Commutable from Bristol, Stroud, Yate, Chepstow & surrounding areas)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 24 hours per week (including weekend work)
Salary: £11,232 per annum (FTE £17,550)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme & many more
Closing date: 26 May 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning: 10 June 2019
About the role:
As a Family Support Worker, you will ensure the delivery and continued development of consistent high quality, cost-effective and responsive Family support services. Those of which are grounded within Pact's charitable mission, vision and values alongside NOMS / HM Prison Service rules and regulations.
You will be responsible for delivering a front line family support service to prisoners serving sentences at HMP Leyhill along with their families affected by imprisonment. The service will ensure prisoners, their children, carers and relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities and support to better enable them to maintain positive relationships with their families and decrease the chance of intergenerational crime.
You will also carry out case and group work and assist with data collection.
You will have demonstrable experience of delivering front line play and family support services. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate sensitively to the needs of prisoners and their families.
You will also have demonstrable experience of working with families in a multi-agency environment.
What Pact offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits, including free advice, information and counselling service, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, cooperate Specsavers account and generous holiday entitlement. You may have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a front line services worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those who have criminal convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment)
Please be aware that this role is conditional upon prison security clearance, and enhanced DBS and references covering a three year period.
You may have experience of the following: Family Support Worker, Care Worker, Family Services, Support Work, Support Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.