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Family Link Worker (Prison Health)

Gesundheit & Wohlbefinden
Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Dienstort Sutton
Dienstverhältnis Teilzeit
Veröffentlicht am 06.05.2024


Location: HMP Downview Sutton, SM2 5PD
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract until April 2026
Job Type: Part time, 18.75 hours per week: Monday-Sunday (Occasional weekends and evenings required)
Salary: £26,775 per annum FTE (plus market supplement of £1,500) £13,387.50 per annum actual earnings
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

Closing date: 29-05-2024

Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?

About the Role:

This is an exciting new opportunity at HMP Downview. As a Family Link Worker, you will work closely with healthcare services, the prison, and other agencies. The service will be delivered in custody providing family focused casework for prisoners on healthcare pathways and will focus primarily on supporting prisoners in making/maintaining contact with family members in support of their health needs.

This is a fixed-term contract until April 2026, with potential for an additional 2-year extension.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of working with families and health services in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally involving prisoners and/or their families. You will have the ability to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights, 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 services, with a specific focus on healthcare.

What Pact Offer:

Pact offer a wide range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme, Life Assurance, Spec Saver eye care vouchers plus more.
You will undergo a thorough induction process attend training to further develop yourself as a front line services worker and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.

How to Apply:

If you feel that you meet the requirements for this role, please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.

* 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.

Other information:

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (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 references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgments may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

If you have lived overseas for a period of 12 months or more (in the past 10 years while aged 18 or over), we will also require a certificate of good conduct from the Police Force of the country of residence.

About us

Pact (the Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a pioneering national charity that provides caring and life changing services to men and women in prison, to people with convictions on release and in the community, and to their children and families.

Pacts vision is of a society in which justice is understood as a process of restoration and healing, in which prisons are used sparingly and as places of learning and rehabilitation, and in which the innate dignity and worth of every human being is valued. We work for the common good of Society, taking a public health-based approach. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, child and family welfare, mental health, wellbeing provision and health & social care.

Our volunteers and staff can be found in courts, prisons, probation services, and in communities across England & Wales. We are a diverse, inclusive, modern, and collaborative charity. We build effective partnerships and sustainable solutions based on our well-established understanding of the systems in which we work, and on our historic values and ethos developed through our 120+ years of service delivery.

You may also have experience in the following: Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Family liaison, Health care services officer, Family support, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Pathway management, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.

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