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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: Play Worker
Location: HMP Springhill
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 8 hours per week
Salary: FTE £18,525 pro rata (£3,952 Actual)
Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2022
Interview date: TBC
Pact is looking for a forward-thinking, creative childcare worker to join their play project within HMP Springhill. You will provide support and play opportunities to the children using play facilities at the Prison. The post holder will work as one of the children’s services team, assisting in the organising of a daily play facility for children visiting HMP Springhill. You will ensure that the play facilities operate at an excellent standard and safeguard children at all times, ensuring that activities are suited to the range of children visiting.
You will have experience of planning and delivering play to children and families within a challenging environment; you will also be a good communicator, reliable and enthusiastic. A NNEB or NVQ level 2 in childcare or equivalent is essential. You should have at least one years’ experience of play work with children. It essential that you have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and can relate sensitively to the varying needs of the children visiting the Prison. You must also have the ability to work flexibly, as this role will include regular weekend work. This post is subject to pre-employment checks, a Satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and Enhanced Prison security clearance.
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 an enhanced 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.
* 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.
You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant etc.
Ref: 105 921
Do you want a new challenge and a rewarding job that can make a real positive difference to the lives of formerly homeless people? Then this new and exciting post, could be the opportunity you have been looking for.
The successful candidate will work alongside residents (companions) in all areas of our social enterprise activities to support companions to work to the best of their ability, whilst encouraging positive development in all areas of their lives.
The Companion Development Worker will work closely with the Support Workers to proactively contribute to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment ensuring we achieve successful outcomes appropriate to each companion and which embodies the Emmaus ethos.
Reporting to the Support Manager, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Minimum one-year recent, related work experience with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services.
- Working with adults at risk or people with challenging behaviour
- Confidence to take on and resolve difficult issues
- Ability to stay calm and cope under extreme pressure
- Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to enable and empower rather than direct
- Solution focused approach
- Willingness to work flexibly including out of hours
- Understanding of professional boundaries
Accommodation on the Emmaus Village Carlton site is available tied to this position if required.
If you would like to join the team at this dynamic and successful charity and have the relevant experience, drive, and enthusiasm to undertake this vital role we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 17th February 2022. Before applying you should ensure you are available on this date.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are looking to recruit a 20 Hour a week Whole Family Support Worker on an initial fixed term 1 year contract to facilitate the PuP ( Parents under pressure ) project which is an exciting new project for us.
Family Support Link is a service in Northamptonshire, working with both adults and children, that provides free and confidential support to family members, carer’s and loved ones impacted by another’s substance misuse.
We are looking for a compassionate individual that is also highly motivated and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will work alongside a team of support staff to develop, deliver, and facilitate the PuP (Parents under pressure) programme, working closely with local treatment and recovery services and partner agencies.
As Whole Family Support Worker, you will be responsible for developing and trialling of a whole family support service for the organisation to give family members the chance to have mediated support with their substance using loved one, in addition to supporting parents who use substances through a new Parenting under Pressure (PuP) programme.
You will ensure that this is developed in consultation with the drug and alcohol service and other FSL staff, being sensitive to the interests and concerns of those parties. Family members should be involved in supporting you to co-design the service, with representation from as diverse a voice as possible.
Through 1:1 sessions you will utilise the PuP Integrated framework to assess the needs of parents who use substances and provide intensive targeted support to help them improve their emotional regulation and gain confidence in their skills as a parent.
You will regularly review these needs to identify positive change and gaps in service. You will also utilise group sessions and observe parent-child sessions where appropriate. You will ensure that the families play an active role in every step of this process and feel ownership over their involvement in the programme.
You will work closely with other agencies and organisations both internal and external, and act as a referral source for parents, supporting a holistic approach to meeting these needs, enabling them to reach their full potential and achieve. You will build upon these relationships and partnerships.
You will prioritise safeguarding ensuring all concerns are managed in accordance with relevant policies and procedures and that this is documented.
The Whole Family Support Worker will receive PuP training to become a PuP practitioner which will be funded by Family Support Link, the Employee will be expected to agree with and sign a training agreement prior to the training commencing.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Case Worker (East of England)
Part time (21 hours)
Charity People are delighted to be working with The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution - RABI to recruit a Case Worker to join their dynamic team. For over 160 years, RABI has worked at the heart of the farming community, providing guidance, financial support and practical care to farming people of all ages across England and Wales. Farming people face an enormous range of challenges, including unprecedented generational changes to farming policy. RABI has a crucial role to play now and into this uncertain future to support the well-being of this vital community.
The Case Worker (East) is central to their vision that 'No member of the farming community should face adversity alone'. Working with a regionally based team, the case worker will play a critical role supporting the farming community by providing tailored support to deliver positive outcomes for farming people. Other duties will include:
* Speak to service users to understand the issues they are facing and establish how RABI can help.
* Complete application forms, check benefits and other proof of income/ capital/ savings and investments
* Ensure all state benefits are applied for, giving assistance where needed including mandatory reconsiderations, appeals and complaints
* Work alongside the service user to consider what support would be most appropriate for them beyond the services that RABI deliver
* Liaise with other agencies (e.g., DWP, Social Services, NHS, other charities, and voluntary organisations) where a need is identified.
* Contribute to organisation-wide and service development projects as required
* Actively promote the services offered by RABI through local networks and partner agencies
We are looking for someone who has experience of providing services to vulnerable users, ensuring compassion and empathy. Ideally, you will have good knowledge of state benefits and local authority care services; have the ability to build rapport and trust through excellent communication and listening skills. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of safeguarding principles, data protection and compliance. Strong IT, administration skills and a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential. Knowledge of the farming community environment and relevant qualification in social care is desirable.
If you would like to apply, please send your CV in word format to Philippa at Charity People. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
Victim Support is recruiting a Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to be part of our dynamic IDVA team in Bedfordshire. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions this role is currently home based but this will change in the coming months. This role is a full time role on a fixed term contract until 31/03/2023
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
The main purpose of this role is to provide a high quality support and advocacy service to victims of domestic abuse.
The successful candidate will manage a caseload; identifying and assessing risks and needs, providing a tailored crisis intervention service through individual safety planning, advocacy, emotional and practical support. The role will involve working with other agencies and advocating on behalf of service users in order to help them access services to keep them safe.
You will work within a multi-agency framework consisting of partners as well as MARAC and other local partnerships to offer a coordinated response to domestic abuse. As well as casework, the successful candidate will promote the service and raise awareness of domestic abuse through the delivery of training to local partners.
Experience of working in support and advocacy with victims of domestic abuse would be advantageous.
You will need to be able to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands/needs and interests and promote organisation interests and values.
Applicants will ideally hold a SafeLives IDVA accreditation, relevant degree, vocational qualification or relevant experience of delivering a service and working with domestic abuse victim's/service users in a statutory, voluntary or community work setting.
Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form. If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role. Please indicate in your supporting statement which is your preferred role.
If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks will be required.
Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive enough suitable applicants