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Ex Offender & Resettlement Support Worker (AFEO)

Salary
£27,267 per annum
Location
Hastings
Contract
Temporary
Hours
Full Time - Fixed term contract until March 2025

This role is working across the areas of Hastings and Eastbourne on a fixed Term contract ending March 2025

This role will work hand in hand with districts councils, prisons Probation Services and DWP to support with positive outcomes for the clients. Using early intervention and prevention techniques, and with working with the National Probation Service and Prisons in the area, we will identify prisoners at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping on their release.

As an Ex-Offender Support and Resettlement Worker you will provide a seamless service to ex-offenders with a housing need to secure accommodation prior to their release through the private rental market and support them to become tenancy ready to ensure they are able to successfully maintain accommodation, and thrive in their local community upon their release.

Each case will be managed using a person-centred approach involving assertive outreach, individual needs assessment, and the provision of advice.

Duties will include:

  • To work effectively within agreed processes, procedures and policies to deliver a successful PRS procurement service. A framework and associated documentation is in place and should be followed.
  • Working in partnership with Her Majesties Probation Service (including CRS and CASE 3 Teams), Prison Service, Local Authorities Housing Teams and other statutory agencies who are required to be involved on a case by case basis.
  • To create successful relationships with private landlords and lettings agencies to maximise the supply of suitable accommodation.
  • To liaise effectively and proactively with Councils, Prison Service, Probation Service and other statutory sector services and Stonepillow colleagues, ensuring referrals and allocations policies and processes are understood and implemented, to ensure the efficient delivery of the service.

We are looking for individuals with a knowledge of welfare benefits, housing, homelessness law and policy, who are dynamic and have experience of working with vulnerable people and have knowledge of the barriers faced by people moving out of prisons.  You will also have experience of supporting these individuals to address their needs through effective casework management.

It is essential that you have a non-judgmental and enabling approach to supporting single homeless and vulnerable adults and have empathy with the health, housing and work issues facing ex-offenders.

The benefits of working at Stonepillow:

  • Actively supporting those in need in your local community
  • Healthcare and wellbeing support including access to in-app virtual appointments with NHS registered GPs and access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance programme with face-to-face counselling
  • A medical cashback scheme and retail discounts
  • Stakeholder pension, employer contribution of 5%
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

A bit about us:

Stonepillow support and empower homeless and vulnerable people with compassion and commitment to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a high volume of applications have been received. 

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified

Stonepillow is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

As this role requires entry into prisons, the Prison Service will also carry out their own background checks.

 
Hours: Full Time - 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term contract ending March 2025
Location: East Sussex