Prison Resettlement Keyworker

Category: Women's Community Services
Location: Somerset
Do you have a commitment to making a difference to women’s lives? Are you passionate about supporting women in a holistic, women centred, trauma-informed way to resettle them into the community after serving a custodial sentence and to achieve long-term lasting change? This is an exciting new position for an experienced and empathetic person to support women released from HMP Eastwood Park back to Somerset, with a clear focus on accessing healthcare and accommodation provision and support to meet their needs for effective resettlement. As a keyworker you will support women on their transition back into the community. You will offer one to one practical and emotional support with the aim of raising self-esteem and self-efficacy. The ideal candidate will be adept in engaging and building trusting relationships with women, proactive and knowledgeable of wider support agencies. You will need to demonstrate good communication skills working with clients and professionals and will have a track record of developing effective partnerships with specialist organisations in the local area as well as a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s' lives. If you want to be part of a high performing service that uses a trauma-informed, gender-responsive approach then we would like to hear from you. We also welcome applications from people with experience and transferrable skills in areas of work.
Hours: Part Time/Full Time (Negotiable hours, flexibility to work outside of working hours as required)
Holidays: 25 days holiday pa plus statutory
Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 pro rata pa annum (dependant on experience)
Pension: Auto Enrolment Pension (6% employer/2% employee )

Initial 6 Months contract with Strong Possibility of Extension

Due to the nature of the work carried out in our Women’s Centres this role is restricted to female applicants only in accordance with the provisions of the occupational requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

 The Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding, the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check

The Nelson Trust is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

This is an opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. Our staff make a real difference to people’s lives and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training and development programme a generous pension scheme and a positive working environment.

If this role is for you, please click on the links to download the full job description and to complete an application form, or ring 01453 885633

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Closing date for applications: this position will be closed once sufficient applications have been received

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