Family Engagement Manager

Recruiter
Location
Derby
Salary
£21,000
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Ref
00316334
Contact
Candidate Services
Function
Management
Sector
Crime
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Family Engagement Manager 

Our client is a national charity that supports offenders, ex-offenders, and their children and families. 

Position: Family Engagement Manager – Scale 1 
Location: HMP Foston Hall 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 per week 
Salary: £21,000 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more 

Closing Date: 18th September 2017 

About the role: 

As a Family Engagement Manager you will deliver family services in HMP Foston Hall alongside the support of volunteers and student placements, in line with the establishment’s requirements, with a particular focus on complex family casework. Duties may involve; visitor centre services; play and children’s services; complex family casework and support for family groupwork interventions. 

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an aware of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. You will also have a clear understanding of professional boundaries which will enable you and your volunteers to work with prisoners and their families. 

In addition, you will facilitate or co-facilitate our client’s group work courses in prison with volunteers, students or prisoner mentors. Furthermore, you will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability. 

Lastly, you will advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. As well as, develop referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service, as well as pathways into other relevant services; 

To carry a caseload of family support work relating to prisoners, and carry out detailed assessments to inform further work with the family unit 

Other Information: 

This role may require you to work the occasional weekends. 

Our client 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 HMPPS/MoJ Security Vetting, 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. 

You may have experience of the following: Family Engagement Manager, Social Worker, Charity, Family Support, Volunteer, Social Services, Volunteering, Support Worker etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.