£20,000 - 12-month FTC + Fantastic Benefits
Community Led Initiatives CIC provide essential services which support people, helping them to recover from addiction, homelessness, mental ill-health and resettle in the community experiencing profound life changes.
The SAMAS Resettlement Worker will provide up to 4 weeks of support for people who are being released from prisons and returning to the Central Bedfordshire area.
The first weeks after release are usually the most difficult for people and this role will provide vital support to help them integrate in the community and improve their chances of success.
The SAMAS Resettlement Worker will provide practical and emotional support in the community, to enable people to live positive lives, improve their wellbeing and to build community connections.
To provide resettlement support lasting a maximum of 4 weeks for people being released from prison and returning to the Bedfordshire areas.
Carry out person-centred assessments and ensure these assessments are regularly reviewed.
Develop co-produced, outcome focused support plans that reflect each individuals' personal strengths and goals.
Support people to access interventions provided by other agencies, including Adult Social Care; Criminal Justice services;
Health services; employment and training agencies to ensure that the right support is provided at the right time for people.
Maintain accurate up to date records on CLI's internal database and report on progress against individual support plans and outcomes.
Maintain highly effective administrative and reporting processes, including the collation of performance data.
Work flexibly and assertively, placing emphasis on engagement, maintaining contact, and relationship building in community settings.
To represent CLI at local events and partnership meetings.
Skills & Experience
Experience of working (or voluntary experience) within, criminal justice services, drug & alcohol recovery or treatment services, homelessness / housing services or mental health services is highly desirable.
High level of relationship skills : Empathy; caring; acceptance; mutual affirmation; supportive and constructive challenge and positive expectation for the future.
Ability to quickly build rapport; being persistent, determined, and resilient
A creative approach to problem solving; getting and keeping people engaged demonstrating empathy.
Ability to support people to communicate effectively in a range of settings with different organisations.
Demonstrable coaching skills in promoting independence and pro social attitudes.
Ability to demonstrate flexibility and resilience in challenging situations.
Ability to work flexibly when necessary to meet the needs of the people we support.
Know when to seek assistance or supervision and how to engage meaningfully in planned supervision.
The ability to work effectively with partner agencies and develop contacts and networks across a wide range of local services.
To show leadership qualities; skills of a strong negotiator; ability to advocate and be diplomatic.
Professional curiosity with the ability and willingness to learn and apply learning to support delivery.
Professional and values led with integrity, inclusivity, and respect for diversity.
Ability to work across Bedfordshire to meet service delivery demands when required.
Full driving licence, own car and business insurance is essential.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an engaging Resettlement Worker to join an organisation that has a profoundly positive affect on people's lives.
The impressive benefits package on offer to the successful candidate includes 28 days holiday (plus national bank holidays), life insurance cover (5x annual salary), competitive pension scheme, flexible working arrangements & staff wellbeing support packages. Apply now!