The 218 Service provides an alternative to custody for women in the criminal justice system. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the women to address the root causes of their offending. With a view to support them to break the cycle of offending which results in the ‘revolving door’ syndrome of maintaining their involvement in the criminal justice system and prison service
The service offers a 12 bed Residential Unit and a Community Engagement service for women who still reside in the community. As many of the women who access our service have a wide range of mental and physical issues we have an integrated health team and psychologies therapy team to address these.
Main duties and responsibilities
Support to people who use services - To:
• provide support and assistance to people who we support in accordance with their support plans and service aims.
• be responsible for undertaking initial and on-going assessments of people who we support.
• advise people who we support in accordance with guidance from senior colleagues or in accordance with the service aims.
• be a key worker for a person or people who have complex or multiple needs.
• maintain professional confidentiality and boundaries at all times.
• support and assist people who we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the support plan or service protocol.
• travel within the service area you are contracted for and supporting the travel and transportation of people who we support in accordance with their support plan (mobility, own car, service vehicles, public transport etc).
• have an good understanding of the causes and effects of social exclusion as is relevant to the service and area in which you work.
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Closing date: 29 June 2021