£19,847 - £23,350 p/a (please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and consideration may be given to a higher salary depending on the experience of the individual)
Full-Time (35 hrs p/w) - Fixed Term Contract until July 2021
Do you have what it takes to provide resettlement support to offenders being released from prison? Are you ready for a working life that is varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Then join us as a Resettlement Caseworker and you could soon be putting your skills and experience to excellent use.
About St Giles Trust
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
What you will be doing:
• In partnership with the local CRC, ensuring the coordination of a full resettlement service for eligible offenders and developing good working relationships with everyone you deal with.
• Making sure all offenders have a resettlement plan in place on arrival into custody and a release plan prepared 12 weeks before release.
• Providing advice, information and support around issues like housing, ETE and finance, benefits and debt.
• Working closely with, and supporting, Peer Advisors (offenders that have been through our Peer Advisor programme in prison) to maximise the support and impact for offenders we work with.
• Managing and maintaining the systems that help us provide a full, comprehensive resettlement planning service and reviewing resettlement plans at an agreed stage of a prisoner’s sentence.
And what you will need:
• A demonstrable understanding of the issues facing our clients with multiple and complex needs whilst in prison and on release and a capacity to develop constructive relationships with ex-offenders.
• An awareness of options for supporting the client group in areas like welfare and housing rights, anti-social behaviour, education, training and employment and finance, benefits and debt.
• Familiarity with safeguarding practices and policies and the ability to promote safeguarding among clients and colleagues alike.
• The organisational skills to manage your own time and workload, adaptability to change and a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, both in a prison environment and in the community.
• A flexible approach, a flair for developing positive working relationships with other staff, volunteers, managers and partners and the ability to resolve any conflicts professionally.
• Strong IT skills, including proficiency using Word, Excel and Outlook in a similar work environment and the ability to work with case databases on a day-to-day basis.
In return you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance, staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice & counseling service, season ticket loan and much more.
Please note for disabled applicants, if you do meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description, you will be guaranteed an interview.
Closing date: 11pm, 30th September 2020.