As Volunteer Prison Liaison Worker, you will support the effective communication and delivery of the Through The Gate Mentoring service in HMP Bristol, and HMP Guys Marsh. The role will involve liaising with prison-based referral teams, primarily the resettlement team, to ensure that referrals to the service are appropriate and come in on time. You will also undertake activity to increase the number of incoming referrals using your communication skills to encourage Service User interest. This will involve time spent in the prison, in offices but also on the wings speaking to potential and existing Service Users engaged in the mentoring provision. You will provide information to your wider team of TTG Mentors and local Mentor Coordinator to ensure the service is widely accessible and Service User needs are met. You’ll work closely with the Mentor Coordinator and provide information to enable accurate monitoring, management and reporting on the site’s performance, and work collaboratively with other organisations within the establishment to enhance service provision, ensure the service’s visibility and increase referrals. You may also be required to support individuals on release from custody in times of high service demand.
THINGS WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO:
Effectively promote the TTG Mentoring service
- Obtain referrals for the TTG Mentoring service, scoping out those who need support through close working with prison-based teams e.g. resettlement team, family support team, healthcare, substance misuse team, OMU
- Meet with potential and existing Service Users within the prison to inform them of the service, update them on any progress with their case, check-in with Service Users to learn about changes to wellbeing or support needs
- Provide support to service’s Mentors or Coordinator by stepping in to cover for legal visits for fast track referrals when required.
Work in partnership with others
- Create and maintain effective relationships with prison and community agencies to ensure referral routes are smooth and information is exchanged to the benefit of the service
- Attend prison-based meetings as and when required to ensure the service is visible, open to feedback and is promoted effectively within the establishment
Recording and reporting
- Keep accurate, up to date and secure records of work done and clients seen.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.