Visits and Family Engagement Worker
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Pact is a national charity that supports offenders, ex-offenders, and their children and families. s and Family Engagement Worker.
Position: Visits and Family Engagement Worker
Location: HMP Cardiff
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £17,507.00 per annum
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme & more
About the role:
As a Visits Family Engagement Worker, you will ensure the delivery and continued development of consistently high quality, cost-effective and responsive services, grounded in pact’s charitable mission, vision and values. Working within Pact’s mission, vision and values, and within NOMS/ HM Prison Service rules and regulations, the post holder will be responsible for delivering a front line family support service to families affected by imprisonment. This will combine a casework-based approach with delivery of programmes and courses, and a signposting and advice service for families and men in custody.
For many children, visiting a prison can be a difficult and an emotionally charged experience. Part of this role will ensure that a warm and welcoming environment is provided for children, ensuring that their visit is as comfortable as possible. This will involve the daily organising of safe and high-quality play facilities and age-appropriate activities for children visiting HMP Cardiff, both within the Visits Centre and in the prison visiting hall. This role will also play a vital role in ensuring safeguarding procedures are adhered to and promoted.
To be successful in this role you will have a relevant degree level / professional qualification in social care or equivalent, or relevant experience. You will be required to hold a level 2 qualification in childcare (or equivalent) and to have had previous experience of working with families and disadvantage groups in a multi-agency environment. You will be friendly and able to relate sensitively to prisoners and their families whilst demonstrating experience of delivering front line services and working as part of a team.
Experience of working with volunteers is desirable, as is having a significant amount of experience in play work with children and knowledge of how carrying out risk assessments in a childcare setting. Excellent communication skills are required, and you must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in partnership with a range of agencies, at both strategic and operational service delivery level.
You may have experience of the following: Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, Family Visits Worker, Play Worker, Childcare, etc.
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