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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.





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.




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





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.





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



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




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




Assist in statistical monitoring and reporting of outcomes as required.

8 Attend relevant and appropriate training courses

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





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



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










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 *  








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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