Caseworker / Support Worker (Family Engagement)
Caseworker / Support Worker (Family Engagement) Our client is a National charity which support people affected by imprisonment. They work in prisons and communities across England and Wales to provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. Position: Family Engagement Worker Location: HMP Wandsworth, London Job type: Full time, Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £22,000 per annum Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free information advice and counselling, plus more Closing date: 02 November 2018 Interviews commencing week beginning: 30-11--0001 About the role: As Family Engagement Worker at HMP Wandsworth, you will work as one of the organisation's Family team, providing family casework support to prisoners, as well as support to the families of prisoners through advice and guidance and surgeries within the Visitors Centre, facilitating prison visits and delivering family induction sessions. 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 those with convictions 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 our client’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. What the organisation offers: Our client offers a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, free information, advice and counselling, child care vouchers plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend training to develop yourself further as an effective front-line services worker. You will undergo a thorough induction and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team. Other information: 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 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, Case Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Care Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.