Location: HMP Bullingdon (Bicester)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Fixed Term Contract until November 2019
Salary: £18,000 - £24,000 pro rata
Closing date: 21st June 2018
We have an exciting opportunity for a Resettlement Support / Case Worker to join our team at HMP Bullingdon on a Fixed Term Contract until November 2019. As a Resettlement Support / Case Worker , you will receive training to become a practitioner, enabling you to effectively manage, tutor and support resettlement through the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody. As a Resettlement Support / Case Worker you will use motivational goal setting skills to support participation and services throughout the prison.
The Resettlement team provides, coordinates and allocates through the gate (TTG) sentence plans for prisoners who are entering or preparing for release into the community. The team at HMP Bullingdon are handling approximately 300 cases per month. We complete the online records associated with their sentence planning and manage a caseload of prisoners, tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.
About HMP Bullingdon:
Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions. It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.
The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.
In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.
As a successful candidate, you will:
- Provide service users with resettlement action planning using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST part 3) using fast accurate keyboard skills and databases
- You will work on the wings, and with other services proactively in custody and in community to meet service user needs across mandated services including Education & Employment, housing, finance, benefit and debt.
- Deliver and support inductions, pre-release workshops and “Getting it Right” training sessions
- Rigorously track, review and facilitate action plans to meet individual needs and record them on MOJ systems
- Using Motivational goal setting skills to support participation and mandated services
- Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office, Excel and experience with databases
- Have experience and a positive approach to securing training and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders
- Have experience of successfully achieving and recording project targets.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage accurate data & case loads, delivering against deadlines
- Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
- Have previous experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, IAG services or Criminal Justice System.
- Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal/professional development.
- Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds.
- Show a proactive resolution of risks and confidentiality; demonstrate flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude.
- Demonstrate commitment to a high professional and personal standard of work and conduct
- Have a commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education and employment for all.
- Have professional Skills for Life (literacy, numeracy and language) and be willing to develop these further.
More about the rewards:
- 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
- Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
- Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
- Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
- Busy Bee’s childcare vouchers can save working parents up to £933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.
- Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
- Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
- 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
- Plus many more…
More about the College:
Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.