Pact is a highly respected independent charity, working across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoner’s children and families, to prisoners and those who have resettled back into the community. Our work is founded on core values, the first of which is a belief in the innate dignity of every human being, and our work focusses on human relationships, family and community. We are committed to achieving high standards of quality in all that we do.
Position: Routes2Change practitioner
Location: HMP Isis - London SE28 0FG
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (weekend & evening work may be required occasionally)
Salary: £25,000 gross per annum
Closing date for applications: 25th October, 2021
About the Role:
This role will deliver relationship support for young men in HMPYOI Isis as part of the innovative Route2Change pilot project , adopting a “relationships first” approach. This comprehensive service will deliver an end to end integrated rehabilitation and resettlement support programme to the young men from first night in custody to up to six months following release from prison. The primary focus will be on supporting the young men to understand and develop healthy relationships with their family and others, including with those who have no positive family connections. Working closely with the prison and other agencies, the service will be fully integrated into sentence and release planning. The service will be delivered both in custody and in the community with the prisoner and where appropriate their family including through intensive personal support and befriending, visit services,
groupwork, and targeted children’s services. Prisoners with either little or no family links will be offered support to either re-establish contact (where appropriate) or other forms of social support.
This post will work alongside colleagues, prisoner Pact Champions and volunteer befrienders to deliver prisoner assessment, the development of Plans, prisoner and family support and befriending, and casework in prison and in the community. The post holder will be required to cover for colleagues and on occasions may be required to deputise for the Senior Practitioner.
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this exciting new role please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
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 Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.
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