Key Worker

Website Together Women

Together Women have been commissioned to provide needs led support to women under the supervision of the National Probation Service across Humberside.

*******The role is only open to women, in accordance with the sex-based exemptions of the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 support. *********

Women become involved in the Criminal Justice System for a complex range of reasons. In our gender specific Centres, we provide holistic support to women by women, to overcome challenges and address needs, enabling them to successfully move-on from services and live fulfilling, crime free flourishing lives. We will be particularly required to support women with overcoming issues around their:

 

•               Personal Wellbeing

•               Accommodation

•               Finance, Benefits and Debts

•               Employment, Training and Education

•               Family and Significant Others

•               Lifestyle and Associates

•               Social Inclusion

•               Mental Health

•               Dependency and Recovery

 

This role will be part of the Women’s Criminal Justice Team, delivering an inclusive and supportive programme driven to achieve the best for local communities. You will work closely with local community organisations to encourage women to access existing resources as well as working to build new opportunities. You will support women to build upon their strengths and work through any barriers that are preventing them from progressing and achieving their potential.

This role requires agile working, which, will include being office based, delivering within the community and with the possibility of some remote working, therefore you will need to be able to work effectively independently, and as a virtual team, under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

Responsible for a caseload of customers, to whom you will provide high quality customer support via the following:

·         Assist women in identifying their own needs and supporting them to progress using a strength based and trauma informed approach to reduce the                            likelihood of further offending.

·         Provide flexible, pro-active outreach support to women who may be reluctant to engage with services or who need additional support to comply with                        Court/Prison Licence requirements, reducing the likelihood of breach or recall to custody.

·         Provide in-reach support to women in custody.

·         Accompany women to appointments in the community, acting as advocate as required.

·         Facilitation and delivery of therapeutic group-work activities.

·         Work with other practitioners within the Partnership to review and monitor women’s progress against agreed support plans.

·         Determine the nature and extent of treatment and support that is appropriate to develop social capital and rehabilitation for women.

·         Promote the programme using branded literature and materials throughout the community and in local prisons.

·         Contribute to the Development of a cohort of peers who can support learners.

·         Establish community focus and development approaches to ensure that all women accessing the service have effective sustainable support networks in                    place.

·         Identify and support access to community resources to support a successful exit from the programme

·         Working within and alongside an integrated model of care involving Health, Criminal Justice System and Social Care professionals.

·         Encouraging feedback from women using the service in order to promote quality assurance.

·         Contribute to measuring and monitoring systems as required.

·         Ensure all necessary records are properly maintained in line with policies on client files, finance and administration.

·         Use evaluation, learning, experience and use feedback to support service development.

·         Manage and update own skills base to ensure quality service delivery and personal development in role

·         Lead on the delivery of the RAR groups and in consultation with Offender Managers across Humberside

·         Represent Together Women on locality based multi-agency groups and wider networks.

 

Essential Requirements

§  Experience of the delivery of services for women

§  Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by women offenders

§  Experience of working with women in a support role

§  Experience of working with offenders

§  Experience of case management and recording

§  Experience of building positive partnerships with other agencies

§  Strong IT skills (PC literate and competent in using MS Office)

§  GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths & English –  Grade C or above

 

Desirable Requirements

§  Relevant NVQ or equivalent at Level 3 or 4

§  Experience of working with women

§  Experience & competence in report writing

§  An understanding of the particular problems faced by women offenders with dependants

§  Experience of outreach work

§  Knowledge of child protection issues

§  Experience of running training sessions and workshops

 

Request the application form from jillg@togetherwomen.org

Closing date Friday 25/6/2021 and interview Thursday 1/7/2021

To apply for this job email your details to jillg@togetherwomen.org.