Milton Keynes College

Resettlement Case Worker - Health & Housing

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£20,000.00 - £24,000.00 Per Annum
18 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Resettlement Case Manager to join our team at HMP Woodhill. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your experience in health and housing advice pathways within the Criminal Justice System to support resettlement and deliver effective action plans. You will receive mandatory training from the prison, Thames Valley CRC and Milton Keynes College to become a case management practitioner. 

As a successful Resettlement Case Worker, you will work alongside the housing and healthcare teams to support resettlement through the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody. As the Case Manager, you will use motivational goal setting skills to support service user participation and develop new services, in partnership with the existing providers. 

The Resettlement team provides, coordinates and allocates through the gate (TTG) sentence plans for prisoners who are entering or preparing for release into the community. We complete the online records associated with their sentence planning and manage a caseload of prisoners, tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Provide service users with resettlement action planning using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST) using fast accurate keyboard skills and databases
  • Work on the wings, and with other services proactively in custody and in community to meet service user needs across mandated services including Health and substance misuse programmes and enable access to healthcare and service providers in the community
  • Deliver and support inductions, pre-release workshops and “Getting it Right” training sessions 
  • Rigorously track, review and facilitate action plans to meet individual needs and record them on MOJ systems
  • Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office, Excel and experience with databases
  • Promote a positive approach to securing support, develop well-being initiatives and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders
  • Manage accurate data & case loads, delivering against deadlines and meet project targets
  • Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Develop experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, healthcare or substance misuse programmes
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal/professional development
  • Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds
  • Show a proactive resolution of risks and confidentiality; demonstrate flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Demonstrate commitment to a high professional and personal standard of work and conduct
  • Have a commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education and employment for all
  • Have professional Skills for Life (literacy, numeracy and language) and be willing to develop these further

Please apply via the link.

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