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Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker 

Pact is an ambitious and growing independent national charity which provides a fresh start for people affected by imprisonment. We are highly respected for our innovation and creativity, and our commitment to enabling people to achieve meaningful positive change in their lives. 

Position: Family Resettlement Worker 
Location: HMP Preston, Lancashire (Commutable from Blackburn, Blackpool, Garstang & surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 29 February 2020 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £20,000 per annum 
Benefits: generous holiday entitlement, eye care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, free confidential advice and counselling service plus more. 

Closing date: 14 May 2019 
Interviews commencing week beginning: 21 May 2019 

About the role: 

We’re looking to recruit a full time Family Resettlement Worker to cover maternity leave at HMP Preston until the end of February 2020. You will work as part of a small team to deliver individual family and relationship case work support and a range of group-based family and relationship intervention training programmes. 

The Family Resettlement Worker will work closely with prison based colleagues to promote the service and generate referrals of suitable participants. Another key aspect of the role will be reporting on the level and nature of direct support provided to each individual, and to keep track of the progress each individual makes throughout that support. 

The delivery for this post is at HMP Preston and some delivery at HMP Lancaster Farms 

About you: 

We’re looking to appoint people 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. 

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. 

You will be comfortable delivering support on a 1-2-1 basis and also to groups, in a prison setting. You will be a self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise your own work. 

Finally you will understand the importance of tracking your activities, as the success of the service will be dependent on the team delivering the contracted support time and interventions for the benefit of service users. 

Other information: 

We believe in the unique dignity of every human being. We are an inclusive, welcoming organisation, with a diverse workforce of people who share our core values. We welcome applications from people from all sectors of our diverse communities and all backgrounds, including people with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment, DBS and financial records). 

You may have experience of the following: Senior Support Worker, Family Support, Family Resettlement, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Service Delivery, Senior Case Worker, NFP, Not for Profit, Community Development, Resettlement Case Worker, etc.