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Prison Link Co-ordinator (Gang Exit Project)

  • Job reference: SD78
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Prison Link Co-ordinator (Gang Exit Project)

Temporary contract for 6 months
Full Time - 38 hours per week

Working within the Southwark community with regular travel to prisons in London.
Reporting to the Prison Link Cluster Manager.
£16 - £18 per hour Ltd. depending on experience.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the development and delivery of the London Gang Exit (LGE) Service, which is delivered in partnership with Safer London. LGE is a bespoke service for gang affected young people, both those who are involved in and those impacted by gang activity and who have the motivation to make a change. LGE has a focus on those aged 16-24 and our aim is to achieve positive change for young people through advocacy, specialist support and practical tools.

This role will be responsible for effectively engaging with stakeholders, partners and service users ensuring effective case communication and management. This role will involve working in close partnership with prison, criminal justice, health, education and voluntary sector services to promote and deliver our services and achieve the required outputs and outcomes.

As a Prison Link Coordinator your main duties and accountabilities will include:

* Manage a caseload of young people and ensure support meets their needs through:
a. Undertaking appropriate needs and risks assessments
b. Undertaking effective support/actions plans in liaison with the young person and other professionals
c. Reviewing strategies regularly with young person and professionals
d. Monitoring outcomes and contributing to alternative plans as appropriate.
e. Providing ongoing person centered support

* Adopt a range of approaches when working with individuals in order to improve well being and address the reasons for their referral through:
a. Solution focused approaches and evidence based practice
b. Strength based approaches to improve coping capacity and resilience
c. 1:1 outreach work

* Maintain a good level of knowledge and understanding of gang activity within the London area.
* Contribute towards delivery of group activities including interventions that motivate prisoners to exit gang related activities.

As a Prison Link Coordinator you will be responsible for managing and supporting the Prison Link Worker to engage with Service Users, drawing upon each of the five competencies: risk of harm, engagement, diversity, communication and teamwork.

The Prison Link Coordinator will have a great opportunity to be a positive influence for change and to work with a wide range of partners to address service users' criminogenic needs.

'Good' in this role will include:

* A confident professional who is responsive to pressure and change.
* Able to be adaptable, working in what can be a challenging environment whilst maintaining a motivational approach and achieving performance targets.
* Ability to build and manage relationships, share knowledge and skills to deliver shared goals.
* Working collaboratively with a variety of partnership organisations to deliver a great service to service users.
* Attention to detail particularly relating to performance and meeting of deadlines.

Successful applicant will be subject to DBS checks/ disclosure and Prison Security Vetting.

For more information and a full job description, please show your interest or contact Sean on 01772 208 962 or email