Part-time: 18.75hrs/2.5 days per week
We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual who has a genuine interest in working with and supporting people, to join our team delivering housing advice and support to offenders in prison and in the community in the South East.
The post-holder will provide housing information, advice, guidance and support to assist prisoners at HMP Bronzefield, in gaining suitable accommodation prior to release or to offenders serving community sentences.
Your role will involve liaising with housing providers including hostels and borough housing providing units. You will also liaise with prisoners’ existing support networks; such as Key workers, Social Services, Responsible Officers or Health Services and also with prison agencies. Other responsibilities include delivering basic information around rights and entitlements to housing and benefits for prisoners.
To succeed, you will have experience of working with offenders or people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. You will also have an understanding or working knowledge of resettlement support. The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team is also required, as is the ability to form effective and professional relationships with external agencies.
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At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, we are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.