- To manage a caseload of job ready offenders in the community across the region, supporting them to prepare for work i.e. reviewing CV, job searching, securing of interviews and interview preparation etc
- When employment focussed support is not required, work with a caseload of offenders in the community or custody to support them to break down barriers to successful resettlement achieve agreed milestones and enter training and education
- Responsible for identifying suitable employment opportunities based on individual participants needs
- Supporting Regional Manager to identify training opportunities linked to employment opportunities
- Supporting participants to apply for and prepare for job opportunities through 121 appointments, job clubs and group sessions
- Delivering training sessions on employability and sustaining employment to group of participants at community locations
- Delivering awareness sessions to participants on training opportunities. Working with CM’s to select suitable participants
- Build robust and mutually beneficial relationships with employers and training providers across the region
- To work with Custodial Case Managers to coordinate a through-the-gate service including undertaking pre-release handover meetings to ensure activities pre and post release are well planned.
- To work with a range of statutory and non-statutory partners to address identified needs including Community Rehabilitation Companies, National Probation Service, Youth Offending Services, and voluntary agencies.
- To achieve and report on individual and team daily, weekly and monthly performance targets.
Essential Person Specification:
- Demonstrable experience of motivating and supporting individuals with multiple and complex needs to overcome barriers and progress towards education, training and employment
- Understanding of the barriers faced by offenders/ex-offenders with multiple or complex needs in relation to reintegration back into society
- Proven experience of achieving qualitative and quantitative targets
- Exceptional team player with the ability to work on own initiative
- Strong communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds
- Ability to critically reflect and evaluate interventions and service delivery, identifying areas for development
- Able to demonstrate a resilient and robust approach to working within challenging and unpredictable environments
- ICT proficiency including all major Microsoft applications
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries and work effectively with partnership agencies