Pact is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families both in prison and the community. We believe in inter-dependence and in the fundamental importance of healthy relationships and the family to reduce the chances of re-offending and intergenerational crime. With this at the core, we are developing a new innovative family service pilot in partnership with HMP Brixton, HMPPS and Porticus that will deliver an end to end integrated rehabilitation and resettlement support programme to prisoners and their children and families. The service will ensure 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, from the first day of arrival at Brixton prison, to up to 6 months post release.
Position: Family Resettlement Practitioner
Location: HMP Brixton, London, SW2
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Closing date: 22 February 2019
About the role:
This is an opportunity for a skilled practitioner with relevant experience to help develop and deliver Pact’s ground-breaking comprehensive family service at HMP Brixton and in the community.
Working with colleagues and volunteers, you will deliver prisoner assessment, the development of Family Care plans, prisoner and family support and casework and befriending in prison and in the community. You will be part of a wider team developing and testing a service based on best practice and the recommendations of the Lord Farmer report, that will reduce re-offending, build stronger families, and show the way forward in an integrated approach to prisoner care & rehabilitation and supporting the children and families of prisoners.
With significant experience of working with families and children with multiple and complex needs in a multi-agency environment, you will have an awareness of the impact of custody and subsequent release on prisoners, and on children and families.
You will be familiar with a range of tools to assess and support families and children and have a developed understanding of safeguarding and child protection. As a role model and ambassador for Pact, you will demonstrate our ethos and values, including positive, healthy relationships; reflective practice; partnership-building; teamwork; flexible thinking; creativity and transparency.
What Pact Offers:
Pact offers a range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling, generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, free eye care vouchers and pension. You will undergo a thorough induction and training programme and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
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