Do you hold NVQ level 3 in Social Care or equivalent appropriate qualification? Do you have experience of working with partners from the Criminal Justice System?
Do you have experience of developing and maintaining partnerships and professional relationships with agencies in voluntary, private and public sectors?
Do you have experience of working with service users with multiple and complex needs? Do you have experience of working to set policies and procedures?
Do you have knowledge and understanding of the structural inequalities facing women within the Criminal Justice System?
Do you have ability to engage with and support service users who may be initially reluctant to access services?
Do you have knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of needs which may be present in the lives of women who offend?
Do you have commitment to enhance the lives of women with multiple and complex needs?
Do you have the ability to be a highly self-motivated individual and direct own work?
Do you have knowledge of the geographical area and community resources available to participants?
If so, the Custody Resettlement Worker role may be the role for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,500 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
This is a particularly exciting opportunity if you are passionate about working with women involved in the Criminal Justice System in this pilot a partnership through-care approach for women participants sentenced to custody. A specialist team of staff will work with women participants both in custody and after release through to the end of their licence and post sentence supervision period. This is a partnership team, comprising 4.5 full time equivalent staff from DTV CRC and Changing Lives.
The Resettlement Worker will be 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.