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Job title
Offender Outreach Worker
Work location
Luton, Bedfordshire
£20, 785 per annum
Fixed Term
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Monday to Friday
Closing date
17 July 2022

Job overview

We are looking for a motivated Offender Outreach Support Worker to join our dynamic team in Luton on a 1-year fixed term contract to provide proactive support to service users who may have a history of/or at risk of offending/re-offending due to mental health concerns. This exciting role will see the Offender Outreach Support Worker working with residents providing one to one support as well as other key engagement activities. Working in partnership with Luton's Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), the post holder will support them to further develop their talents and self-belief, whilst managing their mental health and well-being.

The Offender Outreach Support Worker will be expected to:

  • Encourage, inspire and motivate residents to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into safe, successful independent living within the community
  • Provide robust risk management, sharing information with probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe
  • Work closely with the organisation‚Äôs staff and clients and in order to develop a successful service

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide outreach periodically, to service users who may be due release from prison and have been having input from the Mental Health in-reach team.
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the service user, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Ensure all individuals assigned to case load have a comprehensive assessment fully completed to a suitably high standard.
  • Support in the improvement and involvement of carers (informal or otherwise), in managing theirs and the service users health outcomes.
  • Support those who may have had recent contact with liaison and diversion services and open to recovery services, in identifying changes in needs/risks.
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • Develop and maintain good community relationships within the locality particularly direct neighbours and other interested parties.

Skills Required:

  • Appropriate professional qualification: NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Mental Health / Housing or professional equivalent
  • Experience of working with individuals who have an offending history, or who are at risk of offending
  • Practical experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user
  • Proven evidence and experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing and mental health
  • Excellent and proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships
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