Resettlement Support Worker
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Resettlement Support / Case Worker to join our team at HMP Bullingdon on a Fixed Term Contract until May 2020.
This is an excellent opportunity to start your career in the Criminal Justice System and learn all aspects of resettlement and prison systems. You will receive mandatory training from the prison, Thames Valley CRC and Milton Keynes College to become a practitioner. You will learn to effectively manage, tutor and support resettlement through the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody. As a Resettlement Support / Case Worker, you will use motivational goal setting skills to support participation and services throughout the prison.
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. The team at HMP Bullingdon are handling approximately 300 cases per month. 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.
Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019
As a successful trainee, you will:
- Learn to provide service users with resettlement action planning using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST part 3) using fast accurate keyboard skills and databases.
- You will work on the wings, and with other services proactively in custody and in community to meet service user needs across mandated services including Education & Employment, housing, finance, benefit and debt.
- Learn to 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.
- Use Motivational goal setting skills to support participation and mandated services.
- Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office, Excel and experience with databases.
- Learn to promote a positive approach to securing training and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders.
- Develop experience of successfully achieving and recording project targets.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage accurate data & case loads, delivering against deadlines.
- Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
- Develop experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, IAG services or Criminal Justice System.
- 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.