CFO3 Employability / IAG Officer - Prison Based

Expiring today

Location
Nottingham
Salary
£18889 - £22000 per annum
Posted
16 Nov 2017
Closes
14 Dec 2017
Ref
00075856
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This registered charity works with offenders and prisoners in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. The main focus of the Trust's work is resettlement and rehabilitation support including employability; accommodation; finance and debt; and children and families; and over 2,000 clients access their services each year.

They are contracted to deliver the HM Prison and Probation Service's 'CFO3' project in the community in Lincolnshire and in a number of local prisons. This is a national social inclusion project for offenders and prisoners which offers a range of interventions including:

- Core activities such as information, advice and guidance (IAG); disclosure support; assistance with money management and budgeting; benefits advice; employability interventions e.g. CV's interview techniques, job search; obtaining ID;
- Specialist support in relation to substance misuse and mental health; accommodation; debt and financial management; mentor support
- Short courses to assist with employability
- Access to vocational and educational courses
- Support to enter and sustain employment

In addition to the 1-1 and small group delivery of the interventions above, their CFO3 team are also involved with employer liaison, negotiating work placements and arranging education and training opportunities for project participants.

Close liaison with other prison departments, education and training providers and community organisations will also be important.

They are now looking for a Case Manager / IAG Officer to join their team. This post will be based at HMP Whatton, a category C prison for adult males convicted of sexual offences at Whatton near Bingham in Nottinghamshire. Ideally you will hold the following
- have a minimum NVQ3 in Advice, or an NVQ4 in Guidance.
- have experience of supporting individuals to overcome barriers and progress towards the labour market would be an advantage.

The post is within Band B, which commences at £18,889 for practitioners holding a relevant level 3 qualification and working towards level 4. The starting salary within a band is dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and prison vetting. The post is full time, although they would also welcome applicants who are seeking part-time employment.

Please follow the link to the charity's website to download a job description and an application form for this position.

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