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Reducing Re-offending Worker

Employer: Nacro

  • Reference: 53974
  • Published on: Thu 16/02/2017 11:28 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/03/2017 11:28 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Salary: £21851 per annum + see advert
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: South Yorkshire
Nacro is a social justice charity. It helps vulnerable people to change their lives and to reach their full potential by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation. We design and deliver services that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and to become part of their community. Our services cover education, housing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of a team of reducing re-offending workers to deliver a full range of resettlement services to offenders both in prisons and in the community.

The role will involve day to day identification of resettlement needs and the completion of resettlement plans and the delivery of resettlement services such as accommodation; education, training, employment; finance, benefit and debt services, giving appropriate tailored support to those that need it most. You will be expected to work as a team in custody, through the gate and in the community.

You must have an empathetic and supportive approach as you will be responsible for identifying resettlement needs of prisoners with multiple needs and enabling them to be involved in their own resettlement needs and in turn support them 'Through the Gate' and into the community.

Experience supporting individuals being released from custody will be an advantage. You will have a strong practical understanding of resettlement issues alongside excellent communication, time management and organisational skills. You will also have experience of promoting services and working alongside partner organisations to ensure the best possible package of support for service users.

Whilst you will, in the first instance, have a nominal base in a prison it is expected that you will be flexible in order to deliver services in custody or in the community and as such you may be required to travel between different delivery sites, which will include prisons and the community across South Yorkshire to undertake this role.

A driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential for this role.

DBS check required.

Please note that this position involves contact with serving prisoners and is subject to prison security clearance.


Benefits offered
28 days a year annual leave with the ability to accrue 1 day of additional holiday for every year of service up to 5 years plus bank holidays; pro rata for part-time employees
Pension scheme
Season ticket loan
Working 35 hours per week, plus paid lunch break (40 hours in total); pro rata for part-time employees
As a committed Investor In People (IIP), continued professional development is central to our people and performance management activities. Our employees receive regular support with Personal Development Planning and have access to training and professional development opportunities.

Our Vision, Mission & Values
Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, and people feel safe and supported to reach their aspirations. Our mission is to positively change lives, strengthen communities, enhance social inclusion, reduce crime and prevent offending behaviour. Our values are to be courageous, inspiring, reliable and focused on outcomes. We adhere to them across our services, which include education, housing, substance misuse treatment, the prevention of reoffending, and in our work to influence policy.

Equal Opportunities Statement
Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services, and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in all its practices, policies and services.

Nacro's commitment to equity involves much more than equality of access and tackling discrimination - it requires the whole of Nacro to actively embrace and promote the benefits and opportunities that diversity brings to the organisation

If this role interests you and you would like more information about applying, please copy and paste this link into your web browsers address bar: https://nae.evolution-system.com/. However the Guidant Group will also send this link to you in an email should you apply through this advert (please check your junk/spam folder).

Please apply at your earliest convenience as this position could close before the advert expiry date. Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.

Equal Opportunities

Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services.

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