Project 507 is a multi-cultural organisation. We value and respect cultural diversity, socio-economic differences and promote equality, justice and fairness for all. We operate in a spirit of internal collaboration, considering the principles of effectiveness, accountability and participation.
Project 507 is currently recruiting for a Specialist Case Manager to join our Young Kings team.
Job Title: Specialist Case Manager
Location: Based in HMP Woodhill, with the flexibility to work within any in-scope prison.
Reporting to: Senior Specialist Case Manager
Hours: Part-Time. 2-3 days a week. Until Dec 2020 (with possible extension)
Salary: Up to £25,000 – £27,000 pro-rata dependent on experience
- You will receive group clinical supervision fortnightly with a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.
- You will have access to all Project 507 in-house workshops and training around violence and trauma.
- You will have access to one-to-one mentoring and professional development coaching with the CEO or members of the board.
Purpose of Job:
- To support a caseload of young men aged 18 – 25, who are within the last three years of their custodial sentence, who received convictions for violent offences.
- To reduce violent behaviour or the likelihood of violent behaviour, and increase participation in education, employment, workshops and other prison-based/third sector services.
In practice, this looks like:
- To engage eligible participants, provide initial assessment and undertake action planning to understand needs.
- To provide advice, guidance and support to participants via regular one-to-one meetings and group interventions as appropriate.
- Supporting and empowering participants to develop a knowledge of self, to help make informed choices in relation to their behaviour.
- To use a trauma-informed framework to think about participants, the root causes of their behaviour, and what needs they are communicating both consciously and unconsciously.
- Not labelling participants as gang members, although allow individuals to speak about any gang associations and risks using their language, then working within the Project 507 and prison team to manage each situation individually.
- Supporting participants to set their own goals and achieve them.
- Supporting participants into education, workshops or employment within the prison.
- Supporting participants with their transition back into the community and working with the relevant partner organisation to ensure this move is as smooth as possible.
- To achieve and report on individual and team daily, weekly and monthly performance targets.
- Experience of engaging successfully with challenging young people, who have multiple complex needs, people who are reluctant to discuss their needs, and people who may be angry and unsure of what they want to do next.
- Experience of engaging positively with young men affected by violence, especially those with protected characteristics.
- Experience of supporting young people to address gang associated issues and progress towards education, training and employment.
- Demonstrable experience of motivating and supporting individuals to overcome barriers and progress towards education, training and employment.
- Experience of working within a secure setting.
- Knowledge of services for young people in custody and services they can access upon release.
- Exceptional team player with the ability to work on own initiative.
- Ability to assess participants’ needs
- Able to demonstrate a flexible and robust approach to working within a challenging and unpredictable environment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ‘street gangs’ within a social justice framework and awareness of current political debates.
- Experience of work with young people using a trauma-informed approach.
Project 507 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all service users and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The successful candidate must undergo an Enhanced DBS check, on the basis that the post involves contact with vulnerable adults, in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). Other relevant recruitment checks will also be carried out, including HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard and prison vetting and clearances.
How to apply
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019
We plan to hold interviews on Friday 8th November 2019 in Bletchley.
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