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Family Engagement Worker

Family Engagement Worker

Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?

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: Family Engagement Worker
Location: HMP YOI Isis, London SE28 0NZ
Job type: Part time, Fixed Term Contract until 28th February 2021
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £11,250 per annum (£22,500 Pro Rata)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free information, advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme and more

Closing date for applications: 29th March, 2020
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

To support in the delivery of family services in HMP Isis as part of a team, with a particular focus on family casework with prisoners, but offering support to other aspects of the service including: visitor centre services; play and children’s services; social enterprise refreshment service; complex family casework and support for family groupwork interventions.

About you:

To be successful as a Family Engagement Worker you will work closely with the Family Engagement Manager and prison staff to manage a caseload of prisoners who are experiencing family-related difficulties.

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.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds including those who have 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 HMPPS / MoJ Security Prison Vetting, and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

How to Apply:

If you feel that you meet the requirements for this role, please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.

You may have experience of the following: Casework, Key Working, Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.

Ref: 92740