Prison Resettlement Outreach Worker

  • Job Reference: 00001661-1
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Julian House
  • Location: Bath, Somerset
  • Salary: £22,440 to £23,812
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Other jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Additional information

  • Essential to have drivers license and access to car that can be used for business purposes

The Role

The successful candidate will be supporting prison-leavers who had previously been sleeping rough in B&NES to help break the cycle of homelessness and reoffending. The focus of this role is to support rough sleepers who are imprisoned, by staying in contact during their sentence, identifying and arranging appropriate accommodation in advance of their release date. The Prison Resettlement Outreach Worker will work as an integral part of the Outreach team, contacting new, repeat and entrenched rough sleepers in Bath, implementing a locally agreed approach to No Second Night Out.

Responsibilities include:

  • To undertake assertive outreach and hot spot visits across the locality area including during unsocial hours, maintaining a regular street presence

  • Carry out needs assessments with identified offenders and non-offending rough sleepers to secure access to services which are suitable for their immediate needs, and make appropriate referrals in partnership with them to establish a sustainable life away from the streets as quickly as possible

  • To work in close partnership with the local authorities, police, prison, emergency accommodation providers and wider partner agencies to maximise positive outcomes for service users

  • To carry out risk assessments and complete Housing Benefit forms for rough sleepers moving into designated accommodation services

  • To work in close partnership with other outreach and floating support services, working as a ‘one team’

  • Assertive outreach will involve working early, late and day shifts, including some weekends

  • To respond quickly to referrals of rough sleepers (made through the ‘report a rough sleeper’ website, telephone hotline and other sources) record and feedback to referrers as appropriate

  • Since job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the post holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Work flexibly towards creative solutions in a person-centred way with individuals who may have seemingly intractable problems

  • Experience working with vulnerable adults and/or people with complex needs
  • Build effective relationships with clients and services in order to develop pathways to enable clients to make positive changes

  • ​Set boundaries, challenge appropriately and manage conflict constructively

  • Outreach or community-based work, multi-agency working experience

  • Working with dual diagnosis clients

  • ​Assessment of needs and case management

  • Driver's license and access to car for business purposes

Please find full job description here

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops and 20% discount in bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Vishnupriya (Resourcing Assistant) on 07720737770. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!