Please return completed application forms, quoting the relevant reference if appropriate, to HR@stgilestrust.org.uk

Resettlement Caseworker (ref: RCWP-171)

Salary: £19,847-£26,852 pa (35 hours per week)

Contract; 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Location; HMP Peterborough

Closing date: 31 July 2017, midnight

Do you have what it takes to provide resettlement support to eligible offenders being released from prison, including, when necessary, meeting them “at the gate” on their day of release? Are you ready for a working life that is varied and rewarding and provides an opportunity for both personal and professional growth? Then join us as a Resettlement Caseworker and you could soon be putting your skills and experience to excellent use.

A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issue that might be holding them back. The service we provide at the country’s only dual-purpose built prison for men and women, HMP Peterborough, involves a community integration team that provides a service both sides of the gates aimed at reducing reoffending. It’s here that we need your help..

What you will be doing:

  • Ensuring the co-ordination of a full resettlement service to those eligible offenders referred by the CRC, including those based in custody
  • Seeing that all custodial offenders have a resettlement plan, both on arrival and at least 12 months prior to release
  • Providing clients with advice, information and support around issues such as housing, ETE and Finance, Benefit and Debt
  • Supporting, and working closely with, our Peer Advisors (offenders who have been through our Peer Advisor programme in prison) to maximise the support and impact for the offenders we work with
  • Helping clients to access services and activities in the community that will help them build a life away from criminal activity
  • Building good relationships with CRC staff, other teams across your region and departments and external organisations within the prison.

And what you will need:

  • A demonstrable understanding of issues facing individuals with multiple and complex needs whilst in prison and on release and a capacity to develop constructive relationships with ex-offenders
  • An awareness of options for supporting the client group in areas like welfare and housing rights, anti-social behaviour, education, training and employment and finance, benefits and debt
  • Familiarity with safeguarding practices and policies and the ability to promote safeguarding among clients and colleagues alike
  • The organisational skills to manage your own time and workload, adaptability to change and a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, both in a prison environment and in the community
  • A flexible approach, a flair for developing positive working relationships with other staff, volunteers, managers and partners and the ability to resolve any conflicts professionally
  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency using Word, Excel and Outlook in a similar work environment and the ability to work with case databases on a day-to-day basis.

Please click the below links to download the Application Form and Job Description

Email queries/applications forms to HR@stgilestrust.org.uk Quoting the relevant Job Reference No: RCWP-171


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St Giles Trust
64-68 Georgian House
Camberwell Church Street
London
SE5 8JB

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