Job Description

Early Interventions Case Worker - Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2022
Salary £22,000 - £23,500 per annum depending on experience
Temporary, Full-time (40 hours per week)

A key provider of criminal justice services- operating in both the custodial and community sectors are looking for an Early Interventions Case Worker to join their team. We pride ourselves on the quality of our provision and we consistently seek to work alongside and in partnership with a range of other providers in the voluntary (third), public and private sectors.

We have developed services which are focused on identifying ways to maximise positive impact and make the most effective use of available resource by working with other agencies on common objectives. In this way we are increasingly able to meet wide ranging and complex needs in the most appropriate way.

We have a commitment to research, evaluation, and review of evidence-based initiatives.

We value and, where possible, contribute to research into reducing re-offending and therefore we recognise the importance of understanding the wider environment in which individuals operate and this informs us about how best to engage, support and help people with change.

We seek to employ people with drive and energy and a real interest in innovation and teamwork – working beyond traditional organisational boundaries.

We now have an opportunity for Early Intervention Caseworker to join our team primarily based in Swansea, however the successful post holder will be required to travel to other locations across South Wales.

The caseworker role forms part of the Future 4 consortium remit. The service is designed to deliver support and interventions to participants following arrest in South Wales and Gwent. The overall aim is to help people move away from crime, supporting them in achieving a better life. The caseworkers will operate from police custody suites and community settings. The role consists of identifying, assessing engaging and providing support arrangements for participants meeting the agreed criteria for the service and associated pilot schemes. 

The Early Interventions Case Worker will operate as part of a team, taking responsibility for assessment and interventions with people referred to diversion or support services by Police and Courts. They will facilitate programmes of support, working with other partners and agencies, both statutory and non-statutory, and be responsible for the case management of participants, either active or within partner agencies who remain under the scheme.

Key Responsibilities
  • To interview and engage those referred to F4 services.
  • To provide support, appropriate assessment, information, and advice to participants.
  • To work with Custody Officers and others to identify suitable referrals.
  • To engage with participants who are released from the custody suites, ensuring these referrals are followed up and the people referred are engaged in services.
  • To empower and support those who find it difficult to engage with services. Encouraging those who have not accessed services to which they have been referred and support them to attend initial appointments. 
  • To liaise with other agencies, community groups, public, third and private sector partners when appropriate to support those who are engaging with F4.
  • Following assessment, organise with colleagues, structured programmes of care and support including training/awareness/education programmes, appointments with partner agencies and general one-to-one or group support. Enable service users to review and reflect on learning and raised awareness and to set positive future goals.
  • To work with partners to ensure effective networks and joined up services.
  • To work with management and colleagues developing and supporting new initiatives and developments.
  • To work within the organisation’s operational policies and overall philosophy.
  • To compile data and complete all documentation that pertains to the range of duties associated with this role.
  • To effectively communicate the benefits and values of F4 services to other agencies and individuals.
  • To work fully within all the expectations of the Future 4 consortium with specific regard for equality and diversity.
  • To submit verbal or written reports when requested.
  • To provide support in the absence of other team members and to work with a team based multi-agency ethos- sharing and enabling work with Arrest Referral Women’s Pathfinder staff and others.
  • Occasional evening and weekend working may be required - in Custody suites or for interventions with those who are employed or in training
Essential Skills
  • Relevant experience of working with people to enable change.  (Paid or voluntary experience).
  • Awareness of the barriers experienced by people caught up in a cycle of offending and related issues.
  • Experience of assessment and planning programmes of care.
  • Experience of supporting people in crisis.
  • Experience of liaising and working collaboratively with other agencies.
  • Knowledge of a range of relevant interventions.
  • Ability to work with participants and colleagues in a non-judgemental manner.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.
  • IT skills.
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity
  • Willingness to work flexibly.
  • Full driving licence and access to own transport.
Desirable Skills
  • Relevant qualification.
  • Experience of teamwork.
  • Ability to speak Welsh.
We encourage applications from Welsh speaking candidates.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of our Services, and we actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5-year checkable history and the strict vetting standards.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

Please note that applicants must complete a 500 - 700-word statement outlining their suitability for the role and clearly outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge would apply to this post.

If you are interested in joining the team as an Early Interventions Case Worker, click apply and following the application process.


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