Personal Wellbeing Coach - Criminal Justice

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Chester
Salary
18339.00 - 22924.00 GBP Annual
Posted
10 Jun 2021
Closes
08 Jul 2021
Sectors
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
INTERVENTIONS ALLIANCE is the Justice and Social Care division of Seetec, delivering tailored support to participants across a range of contracts, including as CFO Activity Hubs, Education, Training and Employment (ETE), Accommodation and Approved Premises. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to build a better future, regardless their past choices or the challenges they face.

We are committed to combining our knowledge, skills and talents across the justice and social care sectors to deliver services and interventions that overcome the barriers that hold people back from living more fulfilled lives.

Using an evidence-led approach, we collaborate with like like-minded organisations to address challenges and long-term issues that have previously prevented the individual's progress.

We give equal importance to delivering services focussed on prevention as those aiding rehabilitation, providing our participants with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Our approach is unique within the sector, using our research base and experience to design and innovate new interventions that address areas of critical need. We don't sit back and accept that standardised, traditional approaches are always the best solution; nor do we wait to react to a new area of demand. By working proactively, we aim to transform provision across the justice and social care sectors.

Ultimately, our aim is to equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to desist from offending, successfully reintegrate into to their local communities and address barriers to work.

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

Desirable

* 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)

Essential

* 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: 24th June 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