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Sussex Pathways is a diverse organisation that provides services to residents of HMPPS and Ex-Residents. Through our Group work and 1-2-1 support, we will work with Ethic Minorities and Youths 18 -24yrs to help ensure that every person is supported to achieve his potential.


About the job


Salary: £24,000 – £25,000 per annum FTE  (depending on experience)
Working Pattern: Part time 22.5 hours a week.
Contract: 3 years
Location: Surrey (Guildford/Redhill/Staines)  
Interview Date: Thursday 23rd December 2022

Start Date: 2nd January or as soon as possbile after this date

You must be able to travel throughout the County including to locations that are not always accessible by public transport.

We are looking for a Coordinator to join our Team. Working with Ethic Minority and Youth Residents of HMPPS within Surrey.

Our Coordinators deliver intensive support to Individuals, and this is achieved by working on a 1-2-1 basis and delivering group work. Through this system we address Emotional Well-being, Lifestyle and Associates, and Social Inclusion, to improve outcomes for Individuals and reduce Reoffending.

 

As a Coordinator you will engage with hard-to-reach Individuals, working flexibly, creatively and in partnership with multi-agency stakeholders to meet the Culture needs and the needs of Youths (18-24ys)

You will have good working knowledge of legislation and practice relating to the CJS, alongside an understanding of current issues experienced by Ethic Minority and Youths. You will have demonstrable experience of working on a 1-2-1 basis and part of a team and will be able to evidence supporting those with complex needs, as well as experience of effective partnership working.


Experience and skills


Key Skills:

  • Ability to listen to Individuals who have experienced trauma and have complex needs and to use excellent interpersonal skills in order to build an effective relationship.

  • Analytical and judgmental skills in order to interpret complex situations and information from Individuals to make assessments.

  • Excellent crisis management skills with the ability to recognize the individual needs of Cultural and Youths.

  • Ability to create an environment where Individuals are empowered to make positive change.

  • The ability to build rapport quickly with people participating in services and remain up to date with changes in best practice and available support mechanisms.

  • Ability to accurately record information in excel spreadsheets and web databases. Ability to use a variety of screening tools.

  • Experience of Ethic Culture and Youths

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Relevant qualification or experience of the CJS, or demonstrable experience in a paid or unpaid capacity of providing support to people in stressful and difficult situations.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with Ethic Communities and Youths (18 – 24yrs)  in crisis in order to provide support, especially those with complex and culture needs.

  • Experience of interpreting needs and assisting Individuals to access appropriate support services.

  • Experience of working in a team environment and multi-agency working.

  • Experience of working within a frame of confidentiality.

  • Experience of applying relevant legislation, policies and procedures to individual pieces of work.

  • Valid and full driving licence.

 

Delivery Skills Required in following areas:

BAME

  • One-to-one sessions and/or groups based on culturally responsive, and strength based to look at offending behavior and what brought them to this point, learning to take responsibility, develop basic life skills, and through a mindfulness-based practice learn to create a safe space to reduce self-harm, and to be seen and heard.

  • Signposting and advocacy service to Professional organisations to address issues such as Accommodation, Addiction, ETE, Finance and Debt etc.

  • Support and creating a safe space to be seen and heard to express their cultural identity.

  • Taking responsibility, making changes, and maintaining change.

  • Delivery of 1-2-1 support for all clients delivered by specific identifying staff.

  • There will be two group Programs Pathways to Change which is structured 7 week program (accredited) with clear action planning and taking responsibility, then progressing to Seen and Heard which is a Peer support and focused input sessions based on issues identified by participants

  • All programs adopt an Active Listening Approach to the delivery.

  • Engagement and referral to Positive activities focusing on the specific groups.

  • Programs are developed with consultation and informed by clients, promoting independence.

  • Highly experienced in working in partnership with statutory and voluntary services, frequently providing an advocacy service to enable the client to have successful interventions via role modeling and Signposting to Professional organisations to address issues such as Accommodation, Addiction, ETE, Finance and Debt

  • There are pre, during and post course self-assessments to enable the development tool to be shown and increasing levels of self-worth.

  • Sussex Pathways service model is structured by the seven pathways to resettlement and are highly experienced in progressing clients in these areas and achieving successful outcomes.

  • We work hard to explore and source positive social activities, including community groups, volunteering, employment, and recovery groups, providing one to one mentoring to assist with access to these services.

Young Adults

  • One-to-one sessions and/or groups based on client needs and looking at offending behavior and what brought them to this point, learning to take responsibility, develop basic life skills, and through a mindfulness-based practice learn to create a safe space to reduce self-harm, and to be seen and heard.

  • Signposting and advocacy service to Professional organisations to address issues such as Accommodation, Addiction, ETE, Finance and Debt etc.

  • Support and creating a safe space to be seen and heard to express their cultural identity.

  • Taking responsibility, making changes, and maintaining change.

  • Delivery of 1-2-1 support for all clients delivered by specific identifying staff.

  • There will be two group Programs Pathways to Change which is structured 7 week program (accredited) with clear action planning and taking responsibility, then progressing to Seen and Heard which is  a Peer support and focused input sessions based on issues identified by participants

  • All programs adopt an Active Listening Approach to the delivery.

  • Engagement and referral to Positive activities focusing on the specific groups.

  • Programs are developed with consultation and informed by clients, promoting independence.

  • Highly experienced in working in partnership with statutory and voluntary services, frequently providing an advocacy service to enable the client to have successful interventions via role modeling and Signposting to Professional organisations to address issues such as Accommodation, Addiction, ETE, Finance and Debt

  • There are pre, during and post course self-assessments to enable the development tool to be shown and increasing levels of self-worth.

  • Sussex Pathways service model is structured by the seven pathways to resettlement and are highly experienced in progressing clients in these areas and achieving successful outcomes.

  • We work hard to explore and source positive social activities, including community groups, volunteering, employment, and recovery groups, providing one to one mentoring to assist with access to these services.


Reward and benefits


As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance, and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 16.8 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Access to a pension scheme

  • A range of flexible working options

  • Expenses


Further information


 

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Shirl Tanner shirl@sussexpathways.org.uk 07376690625


 

How to Apply

To apply, email admin@sussexpathways.org.uk and request and Application form explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, young people and vulnerable adults.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 3 years referencing and Training

Sussex Pathways is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.