Are you someone who thrives in a fast-paced, challenging environment and won’t be fazed in a custodial/prison setting? Join us at HMP Forest Bank as a Resettlement Triage Worker and you could be instrumental in turning around often chaotic lives.
Shelter run an Integrated Through the Gate service in prisons across Cheshire, working closely with offenders and a range of other agencies to provide a holistic service that assesses individual need so that prisoners are fully supported up to and following release.
About the role
A prison environment is unique and not everyone is suited to working within it. You’ll need to be resilient, calm and have the stamina to deal with often challenging and volatile situations. You’ll enjoy working in a fast-paced, high churn environment, be creative when it comes to problem solving and have the type of enquiring mind that will enable you to quickly assess an individual’s needs and refer them on to the appropriate service to ensure they receive the support they need.
Experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities is needed, as is a proactive, client-focused and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills, respect for others' opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change. You’ll also need to be able to use MS office applications.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.