Family Engagement Worker

12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Family Engagement Worker Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families? Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, 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 Engagement Worker (Scale 2) Location: HMP Send Job type: Part Time, Permanent Hours: 30 hours per week Salary: £16,800 per annum (FTE £21,000) Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free information advice and counselling, child care vouchers plus more Closing date: 18th January 2018 About the Role: As a Family Engagement Worker you will develop referral pathways for families, prisoners and other professionals to access the service, as well as pathways into other relevant services as well as carry a caseload of family support work relating to prisoners, and carry out detailed assessments to inform further work with the family unit. You will also, advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting the human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels. In addition to contributing to case work meetings (case discussion, support and guidance) appropriately and share information to support sentence planning and risk management objectives. Lastly you will, work with and through the prison, and other case managers and key work staff as appropriate, to provide support to prisoners with regard to family issues, in accordance with prison`s rules and procedures regarding security, safeguarding and public protection, and to support the prison in developing applications, referral process and casework-based approaches. This role will involve some weekend working based on the requirements of the service. About You: To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable capacity to coordinate a broad service, as well as experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally involving offenders and/or their families. You will have experience of casework with service users, and of maintaining clear, up to date records. You will also have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding work load. You will have the ability to contribute to planning and development of Pact`s family work and also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice. Furthermore you will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in build partnerships with a range of agencies. Pact 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 recently 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: Case Management, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, 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 age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role