Pact, together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, a Community Interest Company, work 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 people with convictions. We enable active community engagement in criminal justice work through facilitating volunteering. Our work is founded on core values, the first of which is a belief in the innate dignity of every human being. Our focus is on human relationships, family and community. We are committed to achieving high standards of quality in all that we do.
Position: Family Engagement Worker
Location: HMP Brixton, Lambeth, South London
Job type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2020
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Benefits: generous holiday entitlement, free information, advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme and more
Closing date: 07 July 2019
Interviews commencing week beginning: 15 July 2019
About the role:
Working with the Family Services Manager at HMP Brixton you will focus on delivering a small caseload and organising Family Day visits.
To be successful as a Family Engagement Worker you will work closely with the Family Engagement Manager and prison staff to plan, resource and manage Family Days as well as managing a small caseload.
You will provide support and ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy and ensure their needs are considered and views are heard at all levels.
What Pact offer:
Pact offers a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, free information, advice and counselling, cycle to work scheme, plus more.
You will have the opportunity to attend training events to develop yourself further as effective front line services worker. You will undergo a thorough induction and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the requirements of this role please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
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: Case Management, Case Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Care Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.