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Project Worker Job Description – Reading

Project Worker

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to info@childrenheardandseen.co.uk
Email Reference: CHASR1
Call 07557339258 for more information.

 

 

Responsible to:  Chief Executive

Job Summary: Children Heard and Seen is a charity within the Thames Valley area that works solely to support children and families affected by parental imprisonment.  This post delivers a key function of our work, namely direct support for families affected by imprisonment who live in Reading.

Hours: 24 hours a week

Salary: £21,715.20 pro rata

Probation:  A probationary period of 6 months will apply.

Fixed Contract:  Fixed Term 1 year, subject to funding

Location: Reading

Holidays: 25 working days per year pro rata, plus 8 Public Holidays

Pension:4% employers contribution stakeholder pension.  Individual staff can choose their level of  contribution.

Start Date:  ASAP

Interviews:  11th October 2017

 

All staff are subject to a criminal records check from Disclosure Scotland. Previous criminal record does not automatically prevent someone from qualifying for this post. Each case will be assessed on its own merits.

 

 

 

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To identify and scope the needs of children of prisoners who live in the Reading area. Participate in relevant meetings with Police and other partners to implement robust pathways into support.

 

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Deliver group sessions for children and young people who have a parent in prison.

 

 

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Provide one-to-one support to families affected by imprisonment. This includes:

Under take a whole family assessment

Managing a family caseload to address individual needs, referring to appropriate services (i.e. housing, health, welfare) as required.

 

 

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Ensure access to and maintain/keep up to date a range of information for families to support their needs.

 

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Adopt flexible working while maintaining appropriate boundaries in provision of support, advice, and guidance to service users.

 

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Provide regular feedback to your line manager and/or to the Chief Executive.

 

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Assist in statistical monitoring and reporting of outcomes as required.

8 Attend relevant and appropriate training courses
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Seek support and help from Chief Executive when appropriate and necessary. Regular supervision will be given, and the opportunity to debrief at other times will be paramount.

 

 

 

 

 

Person Specification – Selection Criteria

 

Essential

 

Desirable

EDUCATION Relevant qualification, e.g. health or social care   *

 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Experience of community work and case management *  
Experience of working with disadvantaged or vulnerable groups *  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITY

Good negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills *  
Some knowledge of the criminal justice system *
Ability to relate sensitively to the needs of prisoners families *  
Ability to work with a wide variety of people at all levels *
Ability to access support from external agencies *
Ability and willingness to work independently and as part of a team *  
Ability to prioritise/manage work load in a pressurised environment *  
Computer literate *  
Current driving license and access to own car *  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Adaptable *  
Honest, punctual, reliable and trustworthy *  
Calm attitude *  
Non-judgemental *  
Able to maintain confidentiality *  
Willing to undertake relevant training *  
Willing and able to travel *  

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to info@childrenheardandseen.co.uk Reference: CHASR1
Call 07557339258 for more information.

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