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Family Relationship Practitioner posted by Prison Advice And Care Trust

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Family Relationship Practitioner
Family Relationship Practitioner
Sheerness, Kent, GBR

Prison Advice And Care Trust


Have you got what it takes to support prisoners and their families?

Pact is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, Pact Futures, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-offenders.

Position: Family Relationship Practitioner
Location: HMP Elmley, Sheerness, ME12 4DZ
Job type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2020
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,000 Pro Rata

Closing date for applications: 16th February, 2020
Interview date: 26th February 2020

About the role:

To lead and deliver specialist support services to foreign nationals, in line with the establishment's requirements, with a particular focus on complex family casework.

To develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their loved ones, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of prisoners reoffending through supporting and maintaining family contact. The service will provide support to ensure that children, families and prisoners are treated with respect and dignity. The service will also help ensure families are able to gain greater access to support and early help within their local community and services and families work together to decrease the chance of intergenerational crime.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will ideally be knowledgeable of the criminal justice system and have an awareness of the impact of custody on prisoners and on their children and families. You will lead and deliver a service that ensures prisoners, their children, carers and other relatives have access to appropriate advice, guidance, learning opportunities, care and support to better enable them to maintain or enhance positive relationships

In addition, you will possess excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills and work in a challenging environment whilst remaining calm. Furthermore, you will act as a role model for volunteers and an ambassador for Pact, conducting yourself professionally at all times, with high standards of personal integrity and accountability.

Furthermore, you will have the skills to advocate for families dealing with imprisonment, promoting their human rights and ensuring their needs are considered, and views are heard at all levels.

How :

If you feel you meet the requirements of this role please complete an application by clicking the `apply now` button.

You may have experience of the following: Family Relationship Practitioner, Programme Manager, Services Programme Manager, Process Improvement, Social Work, Social Worker, Service Delivery Tutor, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit, Charities, Case Worker, etc.

Ref: 91808

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