WB002 – Women’s Specialist Criminal Justice Practitioner
Band 6: £26000 – £28665
37 hours per week
Closing Date – 18th April 2021
Do you have experience of working with women? Do you have experience of developing and maintaining partnerships and professional relationships with agencies in voluntary, private and public sectors?
Do you experience of working to set policies and procedures? Do you have experience of working in an environment that requires confidentiality? Do you have experience of working in an environment that is health and safety conscious?
Do you have experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs? Do you have experience of working within the Criminal Justice System? Do you have experience of delivering group work?
If so, the role of Women’s Specialist Criminal Justice Practitioner could be for you.
Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.
At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
Changing Lives have been commissioned to provide needs led support to women under the supervision of the National Probation Service. Our Women’s Justice Partnership (WJP) comprises of leading Midlands Charities: Changing Lives, Anawim, Black Country Women’s Aid & Accord.
Women become involved in the Criminal Justice System for a complex range of reasons. In our gender specific services we provide holistic support to women by women, to overcome challenges and address needs, enabling them to successfully move-on from services and live fulfilling, crime free flourishing lives. We will be particularly required to support women with overcoming issues around their:
- Personal Wellbeing
- Finance, Benefits and Debts
- Employment, Training and Education
- Family and Significant Others
- Lifestyle and Associates
- Social Inclusion
- Dependency and Recovery
The WJP is an inclusive and supportive programme driven to achieve the best for local communities. We will work closely with local community organisations to encourage people to access existing resources as well as working to build new opportunities. We will support people to build upon their strengths and work through any barriers that are preventing them from progressing and achieving their potential.
This is a unique opportunity and role where you really can make a difference to improve people’s lives. Working within the WJP we are seeking dynamic, personable, creative and empathic individuals to be Specialist Women’s Criminal Justice Practitioners, who will deliver therapeutic group work, undertake one-to-one sessions, community asset building and psycho-social interventions that support and enable people to make positive changes to their lifestyle.
At Changing Lives we value a diverse workforce and are keen to recruit people of all ages and from all backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities.
These roles are agile working which will include being office based, delivering within the community and with the possibility of some home working, therefore you will need to be able to work effectively independently, and as a virtual team, under pressure to meet challenging deadlines. You may also be required to provide in-reach support to women in custody, therefore prison clearance may be required.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.