Outreach; criminal justice, probation; domestic violence
Your new company
Hays are recruiting for a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.
Your new role
- This role will be working on providing keyworker services to women who are being supervised by London CRC (Probation service).
- There are 10 CRC Community keyworkers, covering designated North, East, South and West London boroughs, offering one-to-one community support to a maximum 950 women across designated areas London for up to 12 months depending on each womans need.
- Each keyworker works with a caseload of up to 90 women per annum in specified boroughs, and are likely to be co-located for a minimum of 4 days (depending on need) within London CRC offices in the boroughs they cover or a partner organisation in one of the boroughs they cover, with a requirement to attend the clients Regional Centre for Supervision and Team meetings at least once per month.
The Community keyworker will:
- Regularly review the initial assessment of risk and need, and provide one-to-one advocacy, support and advice across all 9 pathways to women released from custody to a London address;
- Complete an initial assessment of risk and need, and provide one-to-one advocacy, support and advice across all 9 pathways to women who are sentenced to a community disposal;
- Create and regularly review Resettlement and Support Plans in collaboration with the woman and the CRC (Community Rehabilitation Company) Responsible Officer to support women in addressing their multiple needs and enable them to engage with licence requirements and Court orders;
- Co-ordinate and sequence appropriate community interventions to enable the woman to meet the objectives on the Support Plan, signposting/ liaising with co-located support workers from other agencies as required;
- Work closely with the new community keyworkers and other partners to link with their services to provide holistic services for women and reduce re-offending, including the groups/ specialist interventions available at women centres and other partners of the client.
What youll need to succeed
- An in-depth knowledge of issues facing women offenders and those at risk of offending; both in and out of the Criminal Justice System.
- Significant experience of working with women experiencing issues related to offending (e.g. homelessness, substance misuse, domestic violence, mental health or other relevant work area) preferably within criminal justice setting.
- Ability to manage a caseload and experience of prioritising and organising your own workload, and ability to cope with lone working and being managed remotely.
What youll get in return
ongoing contract with consistent hours
What you need to do now
If youre interested in this role, click apply now to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isnt quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
For more info contact Daniel Essery on 020 7259 8715