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-prisoners.
Position: Family Practitioner
Location: Darlington, Durham or Middlesbrough with travel between each hub
Hours; 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement and other benefits
Closing date for applications: 24th March, 2021
Interview date: W/C 29/03/2021
About the role:
The Family Practitioner is responsible for delivering family and relationship-based interventions on both a 1-2-1 and groupwork basis in Activity Hubs (under the CFO4 contract) working with people on license post-release from prison or on community orders. The Family Practitioner is responsible for working towards service delivery targets and providing information to evidence delivery. This is an open-ended contract (funding for the service is until April 2023) and requires occasional national travel to attend meetings or deliver training.
We’re looking to appoint someone 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, and developing new approaches to service delivery).
You will also be comfortable delivering support on a 1-2-1 basis in the community. You will be a self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise your own work.
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.
The delivery for this post is within three Activity Hubs based in Middlesbrough, Durham and Darlington.
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this exciting new role please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
Pact is a highly respected independent charity, working across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoner’s children and families, to prisoners and those who have resettled back into the community. Our work is founded on core values, the first of which is a belief in the innate dignity of every human being, and our work focusses on human relationships, family and community. We are committed to achieving high standards of quality in all that we do.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (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 5-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment) and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
You may have experience of the following: Family Resettlement Practitioner, Family Practitioner, Social Worker, Family Services, Family Services Manager, Practitioner, Charity, Family Support, Family Support Practitioner, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.
£22000 per annum
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