Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Resettlement Case Manager to join our team at HMP Springhill.
This is an excellent opportunity to apply your experience in resettlement pathways within the Criminal Justice System to support service users and deliver effective action plans.
You will receive mandatory training from the prison, Thames Valley CRC and Milton Keynes College to become a case management practitioner.
As a successful Resettlement Case Manager will support resettlement in partnership with the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Services for prisoners entering and leaving custody.
As the Case Manager, you will use motivational goal setting skills to support service user participation and develop new services, in partnership with the existing providers.
The Resettlement team provides, coordinates and allocates through the gate (TTG) sentence plans for prisoners who are entering or preparing for release into the community.
We complete the online records associated with their sentence planning and manage a caseload of prisoners, tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.
Location : HMP Springhill, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0TL Hours : 28 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Salary : £20,000 - £24,000 pro rata Closing date : 25th February 2019 Milton Keynes College Rewards : 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions Tax free childcare scheme Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme Plus many more About HMP Spring Hill : For many of the staff employed to work at HMP Spring Hill, they also have an opportunity or are required to teach at HMP Grendon (less than two minute walk between sites).
HMP Grendon is a unique Therapeutic Category B national prison housing approximately 220 long term, prolific (re)offending adult males.
The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver relevant long courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release.
Courses include : English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), IT, Business, Barista, Horticulture, Cleaning, Personal Social Development skills and Family / Parenting.
Education runs 4 afternoons (Mon Thurs) from 13 : 45- 16 : 45.
During the mornings the men are involved in therapy work with a wide team of clinical and officer staff on the wings.
HMP Spring Hill is an Open Category D (resettlement) prison, housing approximately 320 male prisoners who are at the end of their custodial sentence and working towards resettlement.
Residents at Spring Hill are considered low risk and are well underway with rehabilitation and resettlement.
Courses at Spring Hill are as above, with additional vocational courses such as Carpentry, Plumbing, Professional Cookery, Customer Service and Bookkeeping and CSCS.
Education runs from 8 : 30 11 : 30 Monday to Friday and 13 : 00 16 : 00 Monday to Thursday.
As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve.
Learner voice consistently reports that tutors have high expectations of themselves and their learners and that feedback from learners is acted upon to make improvements.
Learners and tutors echo that they enjoy coming to education and that they feel safe whilst in Education at Grendon and Spring Hill.
As a successful candidate you will : Provide service users with resettlement action planning using the online Basic Custody Screening Tool (BCST) using fast accurate keyboard skills and databases Work proactively in custody and in community to meet service user needs across mandated services Deliver and support inductions, pre-
release workshops and Getting it Right training sessions Rigorously track, review and facilitate action plans to meet individual needs and record them on MOJ systems Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office, Excel and experience with databases Promote a positive approach to securing support, develop well-
being initiatives and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders Manage accurate data & case loads, delivering against deadlines and meet project targets Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
Develop experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, healthcare or substance misuse programmes.
Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal / professional development.
Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds.
Show a proactive resolution of risks and confidentiality; demonstrate flexibility and a can do’ attitude.
Demonstrate commitment to a high professional and personal standard of work and conduct Have a commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education and employment for all.
Have professional Skills for Life (literacy, numeracy and language) and be willing to develop these further.
More about the College : Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience.
The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education.
In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.