Family Support Worker

Recruiter
EASYWEB NFP RECRUITMENT
Location
Bristol (City Centre)
Salary
£7030.40 (£16477.50 FTE)
Posted
04 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Family Support Worker

Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?

Our client is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders.

Position: Family Support Worker
Location: HMP Bristol Visitor's Centre with frequent travel across South West and Wales Region
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: £7030.40 (£16477.50 FTE)
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free information advice and counselling, child care vouchers plus more

Closing date: 11th December 2017
Interviews commencing week beginning: 18th December 2017

About the Role:

As Family Support Worker at HMP Bristol you will work as one of the company Family team, you will be based primarily in the prison’s visitor centre providing support, advice and guidance to families visiting prisoners, facilitating prison visits and family days and supporting the tea bar service.

Working as a member of the Family Services team, to work across all areas of the service, primarily in the visitors centre, but also across the visits hall, play area and tea bar in order to provide a safe and welcoming environment, and provide advice, support and information to friends and families visiting the prison.

You will offer a friendly and welcoming environment within the Visitors Centre, where people visiting the prison, can spend time before and after their visit. Assist in the operation of the Centre ensuring the Centre is open at the specified times and support volunteers and other members of the team.

Whilst assist with booking in of visitors in line with the Charity's and the prison’s procedures and encourage families to access support for their needs by interacting with visitors, offering information and advice as appropriate on a confidential basis.

You will also identify first time visitors and ensure they are provided with enhanced support and reassurance.

Lastly, you will develop an area in the visitors centre for children which may include displays of children’s art work, relevant posters and information, as well as toys and other materials to engage children before and after a visit.


About You:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally involving offenders and/or their families.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (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 HMPPS/MoJ Security Vetting, satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.

You may have experience of the following: Family Support Worker, Case Management, Care Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Support Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.