Resettlement Worker, Women’s Through-Care Team

Contract Type: Permanent

Application deadline: Saturday, 30 November, 2019 - 00:00

Based: Durham

Fixed Salary £22,610

Employer: Changing Lives

Resettlement Worker, Women’s Through-Care Team        

Based at HMP/YOI Low Newton and working across Durham and Tees Valley 

2 Posts - 1 x 37 hours per week (permanent) please quote post ref CH012

               1 x 18.5 hours per week (permanent) please quore post ref CH008

£22,610 per annum (£11,305 pro rata)

Closing Date: 30th November 2019 Interview date: TBC

Please note this post is exempt under section 7 (2) (e) and (f) of The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and is therefore open to female applicants only. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

About you

We are looking for dynamic individuals who possess excellent motivational and engagement skills for these exciting roles. Changing Lives work in partnership with Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company to co-deliver a through-care service for women from the Durham Tees Valley area serving sentences in HMP/YOI Low Newton.  Passionate about the needs of women, experienced in working with adults with complex needs and ideally with some involvement of working within the Criminal Justice System, the successful candidates will be responsible for identifying individual needs attributed to offending, delivering interventions in a group and 1:1 basis and brokering access into local services to address needs.  You will develop referral routes to community interventions so knowledge of the geographical area and existing community provision is essential, as is the ability to foster a quick rapport with stakeholders, including participants, commissioners, the Prison Service and service providers. 

About us

Changing Lives’ Women’s Services reach out and support women who may experience a range of complex needs.  We understand that, as women, we have experiences which are different to men but many mainstream services do not recognise our distinct needs.  At Changing Lives we provide support around vulnerabilities which are directly affected by gender, often relating to experiences of childhood trauma and abuse – which can continue into adolescence and adulthood.

We support women involved in the criminal justice system many of whom are disproportionately affected through harsher sentences and separation from their children.    Underpinning all our services is an in-depth understanding of trauma and a focus on recovery, resilience and community integration which is central to all. 

About the job

This is a particularly exciting opportunity if you are passionate about working with women in this partnership through-care approach for women sentenced to custody and post release.

Through-Care Resettlement Workers are responsible for undertaking needs assessments and resettlement planning with women in custody within set timescales, and providing onward case management support in the community upon release.  All support will be delivered using approaches which are trauma-informed, non-judgemental, strength based and understanding the distinct needs of women.

Feedback to Durham Tees Valley CRC on compliance and non-engagement is an essential part of this role, along with the collation of outcomes. Therefore, competent IT skills and excellent time management skills are required. 

Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.

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