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Support Worker - Criminal Justice (Warrington)

Job Role

Join us as a Support Worker and provide motivational support and guidance to our participants, both on an individual and group basis, from initial engagement and assessment through to exit from the programme.

 

You’ll work from one of our CFO Activity Hubs, aimed at providing tailored support to offenders following release from prison and to those serving community sentences. Alongside our established team, you’ll, lead and participate in hub activities and interventions, enabling our participants to change their lives and make a positive contribution to the local community.

 

We need your excellent planning and communication skills as you provide regular keywork and group sessions to a caseload of our participants. Following an initial assessment, you’ll create a plan tailored to individual needs. You’ll provide ongoing motivational support and review progress, adjusting the plan where necessary and reinforcing positive outcomes.

 

Our successful candidate will ideally have experience in probation/social care or experience working within the criminal justice sector. However, we appreciate that not everyone can tick every single box, so we’re looking for someone confident who is comfortable working with a diverse range of people from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances and can coach/mentor them.

 

This is a rewarding opportunity that will allow you to help our participants change their lives around!

 

In return for your dedication, knowledge, and commitment, we're offering a competitive salary of £24,650 - £29,000 per annum (dependent on experience) with these great benefits:

 

  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Day off (with the opportunity to buy additional days)
  • 2 Volunteer Days
  • Pension - 5% Employee 5% Employer
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, incl. 3 x salary life assurance
  • Annual salary increase in line with the national average
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Free access to Benefit Hub - an online portal with access to a wide range of retail discounts, cycle to work scheme, and additional voluntary benefits

 

Interested? There’s an easy to apply route below to upload your CV! If you need any further information, talk to our experienced Internal Recruitment Team on 01702 208282.

 

Interventions Alliance are part of an employee-owned organisation and we continually pride ourselves on our sense of community, both in the incredible work we do throughout UK and Ireland, and internally within our 2,500-strong team. People are at the front, centre and heart of every service we provide and each decision we make. What it means to be employee-owned.
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Location: Warrington
Hours: The core hours are Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, and some work may be required in the evening and/or Saturdays to total 37 hours per week. We operate a flexible working policy to reflect the flexible opening times of the Hubs and for the benefit of employees.
Contract: Fixed-term contract until May 2023
Closing Date: 7 July 2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake Key Worker responsibilities for a participant caseload
  • Lead and contribute to the delivery of a range of Activity Hub activities
  • Contribute to the creation and provision of a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Develop positive stakeholder relationships, raising awareness of the hub and its contribution to the community

 

To view the full job description, please use the following link: Support Worker

Skills and Experience

  • Recent criminal justice operational knowledge/experience – desirable
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to relate to people at all levels and in a variety of settings
  • Ability to motivate and sustain engagement of individuals

Additional Information

INTERVENTIONS ALLIANCE is the Justice and Social Care division of Seetec, delivering tailored support to participants across a range of contracts, including CFO Activity Hubs, Education, Training and Employment (ETE), Accommodation, Personal Wellbeing and Approved Premises. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to build a better future, regardless of their past choices or the challenges they face.

 

We are committed to combining our knowledge, skills and talents across the justice and social care sectors to deliver services and interventions that overcome the barriers that hold people back from living more fulfilled lives. Ultimately, our aim is to equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to desist from offending, successfully reintegrate into their local communities and address barriers to work.

 

Interventions Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
You will be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Seetec - Interventions Alliance supports the recruitment of ex-offenders and will not discriminate in any way. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”

 

Interventions Alliance is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.