Resettlement Worker – Transforming Rehabilitation

HMP Manchester
Resettlement Casworker
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£21,528 pa plus excellent benefits

Resettlement Worker – Transforming Rehabilitation

Salary: £21,528 pa plus excellent benefits

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

Are you passionate about empowering people? Are you proactive and solution focused? Do you want to support people to return to independence and reduce the risk of future reoffending?

The “Through the Gate” team is looking for an enthusiastic Resettlement Worker with proven housing law, finance and debt advice knowledge to join our team at HMPs Manchester, Forest Bank, Styal and Hindley.

Shelter works in partnership with Cheshire and Greater Manchester CRC to deliver a Resettlement service identifying and addressing people’s needs at the beginning of their sentence and in preparation for their release into the community.

As part of this we deliver housing, employment, finance and debt advice and interventions and work closely with all other pathways to co-ordinate and deliver a Resettlement plan. This collaborative approach, working with the CRC and custodial providers in each prison, aims to deliver a holistic, co-ordinated, efficient and supportive approach to reducing the risk of future reoffending and empowering individuals preparing to independence. 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:

Deliver a professional, outcome-focussed Resettlement Service to offenders within the CPA
Complete qualitative person centred Resettlement plans for each offender on entry to custody and in preparation for release
Carry out housing, finance and debt interventions – providing advice, identifying and addressing any areas of concern to achieve positive outcomes such as a home and financial stability
Co-ordinate other pathway interventions via excellent communication skills, development of stakeholder relationships and referral pathways to appropriate providers
Provide coaching and mentoring support to Peers in collaboration with Peer Support Officers
Support employment retention, searches, application and CV writing as part of pre-release planning - signposting as appropriate to services in custody and the community.

And what you’ll need:

Considerable experience of employment, housing law and debt advice
A good understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders
Experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities
A proactive, client-focused and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills
A good understanding of working within targeted services
Good typing skills, proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.

A full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle with the relevant insurance is desirable.

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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