WO003 – Women’s Custody Accommodation Coach
HMP Low Newton, Durham
£21,575 to £23,785 per annum (actual £13000 to £14,332.50)
Band 7: 18.5 hours per week
Closing Date – 2nd May 2021
Do you have experience of working with socially excluded adults and knowledge of accommodation and housing related needs? Do you have experience of developing and maintaining partnerships and professional relationships with agencies in voluntary, private and public sectors?
Do you have 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?
If so, the role of Custody Accommodation Coach 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
In the North East Changing Lives have been providing gender specific services to women involved in the Criminal Justice System for 12 years.
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 have a team of Accommodation Coaches based within HMP/YOI Low Newton who will undertake accommodation resettlement work for women being released from custody to the Northumbria and Cleveland areas We are seeking dynamic, personable, tenacious, highly motivated and empathic individuals to do these roles, who can manage their own workloads but who also value being part of a multi-disciplinary team in prison and also a wider community Changing Lives team and partners where applicable. Accommodation Coaches will also assist in the coordination of pre-release social inclusion engagement work, working closely with Changing Lives Women’s Community, Outreach and Group-work Coaches to ensure women resettle successfully and into our community services on release.
At Changing Lives we value a diverse workforce and are keen to recruit people of all ages and from all backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities.
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.