Case Worker – Resettlement


CATCH22

Company Description

At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career.

In Justice, we work with young people and adults in custody and in the community, providing a range of services including offender management and resettlement, mentoring, veterans in custody, victim services, gangs work and youth justice.

We believe that with effective support mechanisms and the correct interventions, we can change service user’s ideology, helping them desist from crime and reach their true potential.

Job Description

You will manage a caseload of offenders and complete ongoing assessments managing each offender’s needs, capacity and motivation to stop offending. You will also be delivering interventions that support rehabilitation and working in partnership with a range of local providers.

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The role will be prison-based but may require some travel to access training and develop links with partnership agencies. You will be required to adhere to all relevant Prison Instructions as well as Catch22 Policies. This will include instructions with regards to Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Data Protection.

Your main accountabilities will include:

  • Providing Resettlement services to applicable offenders under the line management of the Catch22 Resettlement Coordinator and in line with the MTC Novo service specification.
  • Delivering 1-1 and group support/interventions as required.
  • Providing advice and supporting multi-agency workers and offenders about the nature of the Resettlement Services provided.
  • Undertaking assessments of prisoners and working with prison and other colleagues to address immediate needs.
  • Engaging in supervision and appraisal meetings with the line manager and take opportunities to undertake further personal development activities.
  • Delivering a group work programme (Getting It Right- GIR) to prisoners in the custodial setting.

Qualifications

The day-to-day work as a Resettlement Caseworker engaging offenders will draw upon each of the five key competencies: risk of harm, engagement, diversity, communication and teamwork.

Essential criteria

  • Experience of working with offenders and/or disadvantaged people.
  • Working knowledge and application of relevant legislation, research and policies around Offender Rehabilitation Act and Offender Management.
  • Strong commitment to engaging service users and passionate about supporting them to stop offending and transform their lives.
  • Ability to engage Service Users to support their rehabilitation and enable the reduction of re-offending.

Additional Information

  • 38 hours per week
  • Yearly Salary of £24,000 per annum FTE
  • Fixed Term until 25th June 2021
  • 28 days annual leave + bank holidays, rising to 33 days with service.
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions of up to 4%
  • Discounted shopping opportunities

The interview is likely to take place remotely due to the current Covid-19 situation.

If you’re successful you will be required to consent to relevant checks by the Disclosure Barring Service and Ministry of Justice.

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