Offender Resettlement Worker – Community

Department: Criminal Justice Service
Work Location: Wandsworth/Belmarsh/Brixton/ Pentonville
Salary: £ 22865.00
Contract: Permanent/1 year fixed term Maternity leave (Belmarsh)
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

SERVICE DETAILS:

This is a new service that will co-ordinate and deliver custodial and community resettlement and supervision services for offenders across London as part of the wider Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The offenders being supported will have a wide range of resettlement needs and will have varying and sometimes complex needs.

Penrose provide resettlement support to offender’s in custody and the community. The service is designed to deliver interventions and support to manage the community supervision orders of offenders released into the community that have received a prison sentence of less than 12 months. Support delivered will be wide ranging and based on individual need. You will support the offender to adhere to and achieve the cohesive resettlement plan generated from the custodial resettlement team.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Penrose in partnership with MTC Novo and the area CRC. One of the key targets will be delivering positive outcomes to reduce reoffending rates. The ability to work within an offender focussed setting and to be able to develop excellent working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.

Offender Resettlement workers will be expected to have the necessary skills to be able to facilitate structured 1-1 sessions and group sessions, develop and maintain a cohesive resettlement plan for offenders, be responsible for the case management of the care of offenders on their caseloads and ensure that good links are made with the CRCs and other partners.

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF POST:

To successfully reduce reoffending, rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders back into the community. To manage the community supervision orders of offenders released into the community that have received a prison sentence of less than 12 months. To ensure support to adhere to a cohesive resettlement plan generated from the custodial resettlement team. To Provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlement for all released prisoners in both a group and on a 1-1 basis. Work with internal and external partners, agencies and commissioners including MH Prison Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC’s), National Probation Service and other community based supporting agencies to achieve the desired outcomes and KPI’s for the service.

Offender Resettlement Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to offenders on licence and supervision within the community and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings and other duties deemed relevant by management.

 

KEY AREA’S OF RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Adopt BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) ethos.
  • Protecting the public and preventing future victims.
  • Work directly with prison staff to facilitate resettlement planning.
  • Resolve the immediate resettlement needs directly, or by ensuring referral of the resettlement need to a partner.
  • Provide resettlement advice and signposting to all offenders.
  • Regularly review the offender’s progress with the Resettlement Plan agreed before release from custody.
  • Introduce the offender to the ‘Getting it Right’ interactive journaling programme.
  • Ensure that the offender is designated to a named Responsible Officer within the cohort most relevant to their needs, with specific arrangements to support the allocated persons on the day of release organised according to individual need.
  • Work with other service providers to ensure its services complement existing provision in prison and in the community.
  • Deliver a resettlement service that deals with offenders’ immediate resettlement needs. This service will be coordinated and will focus on immediate issues relating to accommodation, health, employment, finance and debt.
  • Resolve any immediate presenting issues and revisit resettlement needs and planning regularly to enable the offender to successfully complete the period of supervision
  • Support to ensure that the offender: has suitable accommodation; is returning to employment; or is being signposted to the relevant agencies providing employment or training opportunities post-release. Signposting will be provided for finance and debt advice, and to specialist support for offenders subject to domestic or sexual abuse; who may
  • be or have been sex workers; and those needing specialist mental health or substance misuse support.
  • Encourage all offenders to participate in additional rehabilitative services provided through its Getting It Right programme

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to lead our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us completed application form to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 25/06/2018

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