Resettlement Caseworkers

Location
Swansea, Swansea (Abertawe)
Salary
£19,847 per annum
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
18 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Resettlement Caseworkers x 2

£19,847 p/a – 35 hrs p/w

Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2021

HMP Swansea

Ref code: RWS-191

About St Giles Trust

A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issues that might be holding them back and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release.

Wales CRC and the MOJ are increasing the numbers of prison based resettlement staff, as part of their commitment to better housing and resettlement outcomes for prisoners, a cause St Giles Trust wholeheartedly supports. If you want to be part of this positive change then this role is for you.

This role is an integral part of a Cabinet Office-funded project that will be providing a Through the Gates service that aims to reduce reoffending. It will see our successful candidates working within the delivery team alongside Peer Advisors to provide a comprehensive resettlement planning service to prisoners within a custodial setting.

About the roles

As a Caseworker, you will review resettlement plans at agreed stages of a prisoner’s sentence and provide information and assistance based on identified needs or make referrals to the appropriate services. They will also lead on the delivery and coordination of resettlement plan interventions for service users in co-operation with prison staff, Peer Advisors, and Case Managers.

You will provide a comprehensive and holistic assessment, advice, referral and support service to men in custody, exploring innovative and effective methods of casework, plus offer casework support and supervision and regular coaching and resettlement courses to the Peer Advisors.

To succeed, you must have:

  • An understanding of the issues facing individuals with complex needs, whilst in prison and on release
  • A sound awareness of the support options for this client group in areas such as family and relationships, health, victims of DV, education, training and employment, plus finance, benefit and debt
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • First-class communication skills, particularly listening skills
  • Calm, flexible and adaptable, you must have strong time management, organisational and IT skills
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation

Any appointment is subject to security clearance from the Prison Service.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.

Closing date: 11pm, 18th August 2019. Interviews: 3rd and 4th September.