Are you looking to progress or start your career in the criminal justice sector? Are you motivated by delivering services that have a positive impact on people's lives? A great opportunity has arisen within Pact's new community-based service which supports people with convictions to improve their personal wellbeing and strengthen family relationships.
One-to-one support is core to the service including building trust and undertaking and interventions that meet the needs of each individual. You will also deliver group sessions and workshops to support the development of skills and strategies such as communication, resilience, negotiation and assertiveness skills; confident and activities responsible parenting behaviours and positive coping strategies. You will be responsible for working towards service delivery targets and providing information to evidence outcomes achieved. Working with other professionals in partnership delivery will also be key.
To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an awareness of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. You will lead and deliver a service that ensures prisoners, their children, carers and other relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities, care and support to better enable them to maintain or enhance positive relationships
In addition, you will possess excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills and work in a challenging environment whilst remaining calm. Furthermore, you will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador for Pact, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability. Furthermore, you will have the skills to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels.
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
This contract is fixed term until December 2023.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (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 references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment) and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgments may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.