Peer Support Officer – Transforming Rehabilitation

HMP Manchester
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£20,300-£21,528 pa, plus excellent benefits

Peer Support Officer – Transforming Rehabilitation

Salary: £20,300-£21,528 pa, plus excellent benefits

Location: HMPs Manchester, Altcourse, Forest Bank, Liverpool, Risley, Styal and Thorn Cross

We’re looking for a client-focused individual with a good knowledge of employment interventions, housing and debt advice, to join us as Peer Support Officer and recruit, train and mentor Peers in custody.

Shelter has been contracted to deliver housing, employment coordination, finance and debt advice in the Cheshire and Manchester area. This service consists of a Resettlement Team based on site in the prisons delivering advice via the new Resettlement Planning process. This will involve close working with both the prison and CRC staff to create an effective and efficient resettlement planning process for each offender that comes into custody at a Resettlement prison. You’ll play an integral part in this.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:

·     Support the peer and volunteer programme within the prison

·     Deliver a continuous programme of training to the Peers that support the delivery of Peer Advice Programmes to offenders within custody

·     To work in partnership with Resettlement Workers to ensure an inclusive customer focused service delivers effective Resettlement Planning and Pre-Release interventions

·     Provide low level advice and support the Resettlement Team when required.

And what you’ll need:

·     Experience of managing volunteers and developing peer support services, including delivering training and facilitating group work

·     An understanding of the main issues affecting unemployment, homelessness and offenders, with experience of working with offenders within the criminal justice system an advantage

·     A proactive, collaborative and results-driven approach, great relationships building skills, respect for others opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change

·     Good typing skills, proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and, ideally, a full driver’s license, access to a vehicle plus relevant insurance.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

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