Children & Families Practitioner

£10745 - £12300 per annum
25 Mar 2019
22 Apr 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Customer Service
Contract Type
Part Time
This registered charity works with people who are directly and indirectly involved with the criminal justice system across the Midlands. The main focus of the charity's work is resettlement and rehabilitation support including employability; accommodation; finance and debt; and children and families; and over 3,000 clients access their services each year.

Over 125,000 children in England and Wales have a parent in prison and these children will experience a range of emotions, fears and concerns which will have an impact on their schooling, family relationships, health and general wellbeing. The purpose of their Family provision is therefore to develop a range of support services for the families of prisoners to encourage increased contact, to facilitate visits, to mediate for the children, to provide signposting support to mothers and carers and to arrange parenting skills courses.

They are recruiting a part-time Children and Families Officer to support delivery of their Family provision at HM Prison Stocken. The post-holder will work directly with both families and prisoners. The post holders will need to deal with high levels of emotion and conflicts / conflict resolution, therefore it is important that an objective but sensitive and professional approach can be adopted.

This post is part time and the usual working days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 22.5 hours per week.

The post is within Band B, which commences at £17,909 for individuals holding a relevant level 3 qualification (pro rata for part time). They also operate a trainee salary band for applicants who are new to this area of work . The starting salary within a band is dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.

In addition, the Trust offers a 6% employer pension contribution; a minimum of 33 days annual leave per year including statutory holidays, increasing by one day per full year of service to 38 days (pro rata for part time posts); a salary sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers; and a health & wellbeing service. The Trust is committed to ongoing professional development of all their staff and encourages individuals to participate in relevant training and development.

The posts will be based at HMP Stocken, a category C prison with an operational capacity of approximately 840 sentenced prisoners.

The post is funded initially for 9 months maternity cover.

Due to the location of this role, applicants should be 18 or over.

Posts will be offered subject to an Enhanced DBS and HMPPS security vetting.

A full application pack, including job description can be found by following the link to the charity's website.

The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 16th April.