Shelter’s Offender Resettlement Open Day
Career Opportunities in Preston, Lancaster, Accrington, Blackpool, Kendal and Barrow
Date: Tuesday, 3rd October, 9.30am-3.00pm (lunch and refreshments provided)
Venue: Crossgate Church, Benchmark, Ribbleton Street, Preston PR1 5BA
To register your interest in attending this event, please visit the bottom of this advert for more information.
Do you have what it takes to help transform the lives of offenders through rehabilitation? If you are diligent, good at relationship building and have excellent communication skills, then why not come along to Shelter’s Offender Resettlement Open Day at HMP Preston this October.
This is a unique opportunity to find out more about Shelter and the work they do, as well as being able to have a chat with some of their resettlement team and even start your application process.
Shelter are currently recruiting for exceptional candidates to join their Rehabilitation teams at a number of different establishments in the North West of England. Previous experience of housing would be beneficial (although not essential for all vacancies). They currently have a wide range of opportunities on offer, including:
HMP Resettlement Triage Workers will be required to deliver a professional, impartial pragmatic and outcome focussed Resettlement Service to offenders within all relevant prisons. This will be undertaken on site or via outreach to additional HMP locations within the CPA. Resettlement Triage Workers will contribute to HMP Induction programme, completing BCST 2’s, working with Peers to identify prisoner needs, delivering immediate one off interventions and updating resettlement plans, as applicable.
HMP Resettlement Worker
Resettlement Workers will work with any prisoner with an identified need upon entry into custody or the last 12 weeks of their sentence. Formatting detailed resettlement plans considering all areas of need to support transition into custody or preparation for release. Delivering accommodation and FBD interventions, whilst striving to find or keep a home. RWs will work alongside other HMP partner agencies to manage referrals to appropriate providers, co-ordinating employment and “other pathway” interventions and work alongside Prisoner Peer advisers to empower and support.
Community Resettlement Worker
Community Resettlement Workers will be required to deliver a professional, impartial pragmatic and outcome focussed Resettlement Service to referred offenders throughout the whole of Lancashire and the South of Cumbria. Delivering interventions in accommodation, and finance, benefit and debt. Working closely with Shelter Mentoring service and the prison resettlement team and CRC to ensure that all identified needs are met appropriately and effectively.
The role of the Mentoring Officer is to provide additional support to Referred Offenders aligned with custodial Resettlement, through the gate and community integration services. Mentoring Officers will work closely with CRC Responsible Officers and wider supply chain and partners, where appropriate. You will be involved in the continual development and drive mentoring services.
The Administrator will play a key role in coordinating this service and will be expected to deal with initial enquiries coming into the service from the CRC/ prison directing to the appropriate individual. The administrator will have responsibility for processing sensitive and confidential data on offenders and maintaining records as appropriate on the OASYS/ CRC and Shelter case management systems.
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.
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.
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.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
HMP and Community Locations Being Recruited For
HMP Preston, Haverigg, Lancaster Farms and Kirkham, community bases include South Cumbria, Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster and Accrington
To register your interest in attending this event, please follow the job board instructions. Once your CV has been submitted you’ll receive an e-mail with confirmation of availability (as spaces are limited) alongside further details on the Open Day and any additional information that may be required ahead of attending.