Resettlement Case Manager

Milton Keynes College
£18000 - £24000/annum . Excellent benefits
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Bullingdon to put resettlement and education at the heart of the prison system.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Resettlement Case Manager to join our team at HMP Bullingdon. The successful candidate will effectively case manage, tutor and support resettlement through the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody, while using motivational goal setting skills to support participation and services throughout the prison.

The Resettlement team provides, coordinates and allocates through the gate (TTG) sentence plans for prisoners who are entering or preparing for release into the community. We complete the online records associated with their sentence planning and manage a caseload of prisoners, tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.

HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions. It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function, as was well as serving the courts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months. Education works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver a variety of courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release.

As a successful candidate you will:
* Write Resettlement action plans using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST2) on entry and 12 weeks prior to release.
* Support, guidance and practical help across all mandated services with a focus on supporting advice on employment, education, health, housing, finance, benefit and debt.
* Track, review and facilitate action plans for progression and resolving barriers at entry to custody or preparing for release.
* Use motivational goal setting skills to support participation and mandated services.
* Demonstrate experience of successfully achieving project targets through maintaining accurate data & caseloads, delivering against deadlines
* Demonstrate excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience with databases/ spreadsheets.
* Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
* Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal/professional development and be willing to develop knowledge, qualifications and expertise around housing, benefit, debt and a range of mandated pathways.
* Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds.
* Show a proactive resolution of risks and issues, and demonstrate flexibility and a ?can do? attitude.
* Hold a full driving licence as travel may be required between Thames Valley prisons.
* Demonstrate commitment to a high professional and personal standard of work and conduct
* Have a commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education and employment for all.
* Have professional Skills for Life (literacy, numeracy and language) and be willing to develop these further.

Location: HMP Bullingdon
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: ?18,000 - ?24,000 per annum
Closing date: 27th July

More about the rewards
* 25 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
* Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* Childcare Vouchers
* Continued Professional Development Opportunities
* Cycle To Work Scheme
* Access to ?JUICE? the employees? health and wellbeing platform
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
* Plus, many more

More about the College
Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 ? 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 28 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.

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