Personal Wellbeing Coach - Criminal Justice

2 days left

18339.00 - 22924.00 GBP Annual
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
INTERVENTIONS ALLIANCE is a division of Seetec and will be delivering CFO Activity Hubs. The Activity Hubs project is funded via the HM Prison & Probation Service Co-financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). We offer tailored support for offenders who, due to their multiple or complex barriers are unable to access or fully benefit from mainstream services. The programme, available following release from prison and to those serving community sentences, has dual aims - to increase effective engagement with core probation services and to encourage participation in activities to help individuals lead law abiding lives. Participants are enabled to access tailored support, appropriate to their individual circumstance and assessed needs. The activities include a holistic range of social, creative and group activities and the opportunity to interact with positive role models and peers.
Attendance is voluntary and there is no statutory or any other form of compulsion. To facilitate participation, a key focus will be on providing a warm, welcoming and enabling environment. CFO Activity Hubs provide a safe and supportive space where participants can, and most importantly want to engage. Hubs are placed in the heart of local communities, involving local organisations and/or community representatives, to increase integration and the availability of local support for participants.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of activities to enable participants, to engage with support available through existing provision. Ultimately, the aim is to address barriers to work and/or equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to desist from offending and successfully reintegrate into to their local communities.
Join our team as a Personal Wellbeing Coach to support the HMPPS and other key stakeholders by providing a service that addresses and meets the needs of our service users in relation to lifestyle and associates linked to offending behaviour.
In this role you will deliver both 1:1 and group work sessions to provide in-depth advice and support to our participants, so we will need your ability to motivate others and facilitate learning in order to change attitudes and behaviour.
Our successful candidate will ideally have lived experience of the criminal justice system (as an ex-service user) or will have worked as a peer mentor within a prison/probation environment, however we mainly looking for someone who has experience working with a variety of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties.
Key Responsbilities
* Develop and embed a high-quality performance culture in which professional standards are upheld and participants enabled to achieve positive change
* Ensure that risk is managed, to provide a safe environment for all staff
* To meet performance targets set by the Personal Wellbeing team leader
* To action referrals received from Probation Practitioners in the national probation service and other relevant staff within the timescales of the contract
* To develop strong partnership relationships and links between the Interventions Alliance and organisations providing resources and services
* To undertake any required skills training in order to enhance group-work delivery
* Contribute to the development of Interventions Alliance policies and strategies promoting theses to agencies and stakeholders to ensure their effective implementation
* To give particular attention to the needs of minority groups within the participants groups who might otherwise be disadvantaged or discriminated against in gaining access to community-based resources
* Update and maintain an electronic database to record service user attendance and achievement and generate statistics and prepare reports and case studies to demonstrate this
Skills & Experience
* Lived experience of the criminal justice system (as an ex-service user) and/or recovery from (for example) substance misuse, street homelessness, mental illness
* Previous experience of working as a peer mentor within the prison environment, probation setting or charity, or as a community volunteer
* Desirable to have or willingness to undertake: Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) qualification or equivalent to at least NVQ level 3.
* Desirable to have or willingness to undertake: Level 3 Award in Education and training (or PTLLS)
* Experience of working with groups or individuals in order to motivate and change behaviour.
* Experience of working with a variety of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties.
* Evidence working with disadvantaged individuals
* Demonstrable success in delivery of services under partnership arrangements.
* Confidence in identifying and developing relationships.
* Credibility working as an advocate.
Salary: Up to GBP22,924 per annum with the opportunity to progress through salary banding
Location: Chester (also covering Crewe and Macclesfield)
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 4th May 2021
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, Eye care scheme, Access to wide range of local and national discounts.
In light of Covid 19 all interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams.
Seetec - Interventions Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec - Interventions Alliance support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of "Ex-Offenders" can be found on our website under" About us"
Seetec - Interventions Alliance is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
This project is funded via the HM Prison & Probation Service Co-financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). HMPPS CFO is a European Social Fund resettlement support programme which delivers projects aimed at improving employability, which are seen as key to changing lives and reducing reoffending