Family Support Worker .
Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders.
Position: Family Support Worker
Location: HMP Long Lartin, South Littleton, Worcestershire
Job type: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 5 per week
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, free information, advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme plus more
Closing Date: 13th January 2019
About the Role:
As Family Support Worker at HMP Long Lartin you will work as one of the Pact Family team, you will be based primarily in the prison’s visitor centre and visits hall providing support, advice and guidance to families visiting prisoners, facilitating prison visits and family days and supporting the play service.
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 offenders and/or their families.
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 Pact’s family work and also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice.
You will be able to provide warm, human support and to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy.
Pact 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 and satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years.
You may have experience of the following: Family Support Worker, Case Management, Care Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Support Work, Support Worker, Criminal Justice System, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Social Work, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, etc.