Senior Resettlement Worker

24347.00 - 25628.00 GBP Annual + + excellent benefits
07 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing date: 13 August 2017

We're looking for a client-focused individual with considerable experience of providing housing law and debt advice to join us as a Senior Resettlement Worker and help us help offenders to enjoy a brighter future.

This an exciting opportunity to be part of a custodial resettlement service that helps prisoners to keep, access and improve their current accommodation, financial and employment position. The service also helps reduce the risk of reoffending upon release by working closely with all partner agencies within custody and key stakeholders in the community to improve the opportunities for offenders on release. Do you have what it takes to join us?

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Delivering a professional, outcome focussed Resettlement Service to offenders within all relevant resettlement prisons, either on site or via outreach, to additional HMP locations within the CPA
  • Line managing, supporting and supervising Resettlement Workers where required, dependent on establishment size, complexity and capacity
  • Reviewing quality standards and monitoring for all reportees and facilitating positive working relationships with all pathways, agencies, CRC and NPS
  • Contributing to the HMP Induction programme, working with Peers to identify prisoner needs, delivering immediate interventions and formulating and updating resettlement plans.

And what you'll need:

  • Proven relevant experience, including supporting individuals seeking employment, and a good understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders
  • Proven line management experience, including supervision and appraisal, ideally gained in a criminal justice system setting, although this is not essential
  • A proactive and collaborative approach, great relationships building skills, respect for others opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change
  • Good typing skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and case management systems, with a full driving licence, access to a vehicle and relevant insurance useful.

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.