St Giles Trust have two Resettlement Caseworker opportunities to join their growing team based at HMP Berwyn, Wrexham.
Job Title: Resettlement Caseworker
Location: HMP Berwyn, Wrexham
£19,847 per annum
Job Type: Fixed term contract until 30th December 2020
Do you have what it takes to provide a full resettlement service to prisoners within a custodial setting? Are you ready for a working life that is varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Then join us as a Resettlement Caseworker and you could soon be putting your skills and experience to excellent use.
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
Resettlement Caseworker - What you will be doing:
- Leading on the delivery and coordination of resettlement plan interventions for service users in co-operation with prison staff, Case Managers and other providers
- Managing and maintaining systems to provide a comprehensive resettlement planning service to prisoners, reviewing resettlement plans and providing information and assistance or referring them to appropriate services
- Regularly providing casework support and supervision to Mentors
- Delivering resettlement courses on a rolling basis
- Engaging in one to one meetings with clients following courses to discuss elements of the course, track progression and agree follow on action
- Looking for opportunities and supporting clients in relation to education, training, employment and voluntary work placements and helping them to find identification and claim welfare benefits etc.
- Signposting clients to services/activities in the community that will help them build a life away from criminal activity
Resettlement Caseworker - And what you will need:
- A demonstrable understanding of issues facing individuals with multiple and complex needs whilst in prison and on release and a capacity to develop constructive relationships with ex-offenders
- An awareness of options for supporting the client group in areas like welfare and housing rights, anti-social behaviour, education, training and employment and finance, benefits and debt
- Familiarity with safeguarding practices and policies and the ability to promote safeguarding among clients and colleagues alike
- The organisational skills to manage your own time and workload, adaptability to change and a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, both in a prison environment and in the community
- A flexible approach, a flair for developing positive working relationships with other staff, volunteers, managers and partners and the ability to resolve any conflicts professionally
- Strong IT skills, including proficiency using Word, Excel and Outlook in a similar work environment and the ability to work with case databases on a day-to-day basis
Resettlement Caseworker - Benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Generous leave allowance
- Staff pension scheme
- Flexible working
- A mentoring programme
- An advice & counseling service
- Season ticket loan and much more!
The closing date for applications is 11pm, Sunday 8th December 2019. Interviews will take place on Monday 16th / Tuesday 17th December 2019.
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