Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for an Offender Resettlement Worker on a 9 months fixed term contract in of our London prisons.
Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.
We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.
- Plan and/or deliver individual support and resettlement packages for the offenders, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
- Work directly with prison staff to facilitate resettlement planning.
- 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.
- To complete reports (either electronically or written), including offenders resettlement plans, case notes and other documentation for managers, members of the management board and other agencies
- Positively promote an environment within the service which respects the different ethnic cultures of the service users.
- Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of offenders into the community
- Excellent understanding of the resettlement and social needs of vulnerable individuals
- Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding criminal justice, social care, housing, and mental health
- Understanding and practical knowledge interventions of the social and societal marginalisation can be attached to people with mental health issues and offending behaviour
- Excellent communication skills both written and oral with both internally and externally with outside agencies and bodies
In order to apply, please download a copy of our application form and send it to our Recruitment Team by the advertised closing date: email@example.com.