Intensive Engagement Worker

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Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
17 Feb 2021
Closes
26 Feb 2021
Role
Charity

Intensive Engagement Worker

Job type - Part time, FTC for 8 months
Salary - ??23,261 pro rata

Hours - 22.5 hours per week
Location - East Riding of Yorkshire

Many people who go into prison have a background that includes homelessness, unemployment, mental health problems or a bad experience of the education system.

And - without the right guidance and support - things are likely to stay the same when they're released.

That's why the work of our Justice team is so important. We work with young people and adults in prison and in the community, giving them the support they need to change their lives and reduce the risk of reoffending.

It's all about giving them the best chance at a second chance, and we're looking for an Intensive Engagement Worker to help us do that.

Who we are looking for?

We are searching for an Intensive Engagement Worker to work with a small number of individuals in 'hot spot' areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The purpose of this role is to reduce incidence of homelessness and increase engagement with relevant support services. Clients will have been in contact with the Criminal Justice System and have very complex needs, from alcohol/substance misuse issues, mental and physical health problems, homelessness or possibly being in and out of prison.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

?? Actively engaging with service users in decisions that will affect them, informing them of their procedural and representational rights and ensuring they have input in shaping the nature of services delivered.

?? Work with partner agencies to promote the service, generate appropriate referrals, attend and participate in relevant meetings and give reports or presentations when required.

?? Work in a preventative way with those at risk of becoming street homeless This includes maintaining a professional relationship and being a good role mode

?? To risk assess and take the necessary actions in respect of any activities / engagement with service users including personal safety.

?? To be involved in the implementation and ongoing development of the service and its growth.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with, supporting and assisting vulnerable adults.

A DBS check will be required for this role.

A full driving license and own vehicle is required to be successful in this role

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