Family Resettlement Worker

  • Job Reference: 212884
  • Date Posted: 28 March 2024
  • Recruiter: hireful
  • Location: Sutton
  • Salary: £28,725
  • Sector: Charity and Not For Profit
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Location: HMP Downview
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Job Type: Part time, 22.5 hours per week: evening and weekend working may be required
Salary: £28,725 per annum FTE (including £3000 market supplement); £17,235 per annum pro rata inc MS
Benefits: Generous Holiday allowance Season Ticket loan Cycle to work scheme Charity worker discounts Enhanced maternity package Wellness, inclusion, and diversity groups Blue light card

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a pilot project across 9 women’s prisons supporting women with their family ties 3 months pre-release and a minimum of two weeks post-release; linking them into ongoing provision within the community.

As a Family Resettlement Worker, you will lead and deliver a service that ensures prisoners, their children, carers and other relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities, care and support to better enable them to maintain or enhance positive relationships

You will assist in developing referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service working in partnership with existing family service providers operating within the prison.  You will co-design a person-centred Relationship Care Plan with women accessing support, enabling you to support them to address their family and relationship needs as they prepare for release. The role will combine a casework- based approach with delivery of programmes and courses, along with a signposting and advice service for the women in custody and their families.

You will build strong relationships with Probation Practitioners to ensure referrals to further family support via the Probation Women’s Services providers are made pre-release to support a seamless handover. This, together with referrals to wider partner organisations in the community, will ensure additional support needs are addressed post-release and continuity of support exists.

**For details of the length of contract please see the job description**

* We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally working with prisoners and/or their families.

You will have the ability to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. You will have the ability to develop referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service and ensure effective support for women post-release.

In addition, you will possess excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills and be able to work in a prison environment whilst remaining calm. Furthermore, you will act as an ambassador for Pact, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability.

A car may be desirable for this role, though not essential.

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 Judgments may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

We are happy to consider job sharing for this role. Please indicate in your application if this is something you are interested in.

You may also have experience in the following: casework, key working, providing advice, guidance and emotional support to female service users either within custody or the community.

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