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Job title
Specialist Resettlement Worker
Work location
£25, 000 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Mon - Thurs: 8.30am - 4.30pm | Friday: 8.30am - 1.30pm
Closing date
12 July 2020
Documents to download
Specialist Resettlement Worker JD CJS-Penrose-Application-Form-W (1)

Job description

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Specialist resettlement worker across 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 ranging from accommodation, training and financial advice. We signpost our clients to relevant expert 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 whole range 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To Provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlement for all prisoners in both a group and on a 1-1 basis
  • Provide resettlement advice and signposting to all offenders.
  • Supporting service users towards improved physical and mental health
  • Liaison with prison health and substance misuse services to ensure needs are addressed and continuity of care is provided post-release
  • Work with internal and external partners, agencies and commissioners including HM Prison & Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC’s) and the National Probation Service to achieve the desired outcomes and KPI’s for the service.

Experience Required:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable individuals who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic behaviours
  • Experience of delivering resettlement plans and providing appropriate interventions for offenders and liaising with other professionals to bring the plans to fruition
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of offenders into the community
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding  criminal justice, social care and mental health
  • Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with the offenders and supporting professional bodies

If you are interested in the post, please download the Job description and Application form below and send it to our Recruitment Team: recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk.

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