Lead Family Engagement Worker
Location: HMP Hatfield
Contract Type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 34 hours per week, Monday – Friday with occasional evening / weekend working
Salary: £25,500 per annum FTE (£23,120 per annum pro rata)
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: 06-12-2023
Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?
About the role:
As a Lead Family Engagement 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. In addition, you will assist in developing referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service, as well as pathways into other relevant services.
The role will combine a casework based approach with delivery of programmes and courses, and a signposting and advice service for men in custody and their families.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of working with families 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 the service.
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.
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.
You may also have experience in 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.
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