Family Engagement Worker

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Location
Nuffield
Salary
£22,000 (FTE)
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
19 Oct 2017
Ref
00316871
Contact
Candidate Services
Function
Volunteers
Sector
Crime
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
Family Engagement Worker 

Do you have what it takes to support prisoners and their families? 

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

Position: Family Engagement Worker 
Location: HMP Huntercombe 
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract- 1 year 
Hours: Full-time hours (37.5 hours per week) 
Salary: £22,000 (FTE) 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more 

Closing Date: 29TH October 2017 
Interview Date: 30th October 2017 

About the role: 

As a Family Engagement Worker you will deliver family services in HMP Huntercombe with support from volunteers and student placements, in line with the establishment’s requirements, with a particular focus on complex family casework and group work interventions. 

You will develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, helping them navigate the complex issues faced by Foreign National Prisoners and their families. The service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity. The service will also help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime. 

You will 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 with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending. 

About you: 

To be successful in this role you will develop referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service, as well as pathways into other relevant services. You will also carry a caseload of family support work relating to prisoners, and carry out detailed assessments to inform further work within the family unit. 

You will act as an advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. In addition to overseeing the recruitment of appropriate prisoners and families for Family Groupwork courses in support of complementary services offered by the client. 

Lastly, to provide warm, encouraging and person-centred management to volunteers and student placements and to support the service being delivered to prisoners and their families, providing them with tasks and activities that match their skills, interests and availability 

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 Prison 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: Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, 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 gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.