Resettlement Case Manager - Employment and Skills

Milton Keynes College
14 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Resettlement Case Manager to join our team at HMP Bullingdon.

This is an excellent opportunity to apply your IAG (Information and Guidance) and employability skills within the Criminal Justice System to support resettlement and deliver effective action plans.

As a successful Resettlement Case Manager, you will receive mandatory training from the prison, Thames Valley CRC and Milton Keynes College to become a case management practitioner. You will also effectively co-ordinate and deliver short CV workshops, one to one sessions and short mentoring programmes and support resettlement through the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody. As the ETE Case Manager, you will use motivational goal setting skills to support service user participation and develop new services, in partnership with the providers already working in the ETE pathways.

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. The team at HMP Bullingdon are handling approximately 300 cases per month. 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.

Resettlement Case Manager
Employment and Skills (ETE)
Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 1PZ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,000 - £24,000 per annum
Closing date: 27th March 2019

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
Tax free childcare scheme
Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
Plus many more…

About HMP Bullingdon:

Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. 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. 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.

The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.

In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.
In the Resettlement team we help prisoners across the 7 pathways to reduce reoffending and offer practical support in preparation for release. We engage the hardest to reach prisoners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and plan for a positive future.

In this role you will:

Provide service users with resettlement action planning using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST) using fast accurate keyboard skills and databases
Work on the wings, and with other services proactively in custody and in community to meet service user needs across mandated services including Education & Employment, housing, finance, benefit and debt.
Deliver and support inductions, pre-release workshops and “Getting it Right” training sessions
Rigorously track, review and facilitate action plans to meet individual needs and record them on MOJ systems
Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office, Excel and experience with databases
Promote a positive approach to securing training and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders
Manage accurate data & case loads, delivering against deadlines and meet project targets
Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
Develop experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, IAG services or Criminal Justice System.
Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal/professional development.
Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds.
Show a proactive resolution of risks and confidentiality; demonstrate flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude.
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.

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 at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For over 25 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and from 1st April 2019, we will be working with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons which make up the Long Term High Security Estate across England, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions

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