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Together Women are currently hiring for two positions
Mentoring & Advocacy Key Worker
Together Women provides holistic services to women and girls with multiple and complex issues across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North West of England. We have women’s centres in Leeds; Bradford; Hull; Sheffield; and HMP New Hall, as well as a social enterprise scheme at HMP Askham Grange. Our centres offer safe, women-only spaces from which key workers and sessional staff provide needs assessment, action-planning, support and case management for women referred by a number of different agencies. Centres also provide a wide range of group programmes, sessional training, workshops and self-help groups. Women can access mentoring support from trained peer mentors (former customers) and are encouraged towards personal growth and development. Our centres host co-located staff from other agencies (e.g. probation, alcohol/drug treatment, housing etc.) and we work closely with statutory partners in criminal justice, health and social care.
In April 2014, Together Women were commissioned by NHS England and NOMS to deliver an innovative and creative mentoring and advocacy service to support female offenders with personality disorder across the North of England and North Wales.
Together Women are currently advertising two roles with the Mentoring and Advocacy Service.
Each post provides a mentoring and advocacy service to female offenders who are experiencing personality difficulties. We are looking for an individual that is creative, proactive, passionate and committed to the needs of women. Also someone who is reflective and will make good use of supervision and support.
The duties require the post holder to provide practical and emotional support to women on a wide range of issues to aid resettlement and integration into the wider community services as well as advocacy before statutory and third sector agencies as well as identifying signposting needs.
This role entails collaborative work with external agencies including probation, clinical teams and other voluntary services and therefore requires an individual who is an enthusiastic team player and enjoys a challenge.
We are looking for people who will instil a culture of continuous improvement, through dialogue with service users and share the values of our organisation in supporting vulnerable women.
The successful applicant will be expected to be proactive in building a network of partners who can offer specialist support to the women that they are working with, develop their knowledge of relevant service provision that can be helpful to the women and be proactive in driving the service forward.
(1) This post holder will be based in Sheffield and the surrounding areas of South Yorkshire, with some working days in HMP New Hall acting as in-reach support for the women in prison custody. When applying for this position, please quote 'TWP MAS S Yorks' as the Job Description.
(2) This post holder will be based in Sheffield and the surrounding areas of South Yorkshire, with some focus in supporting the women in HMP New Hall's Rivendale Unit and Care Programme. The post holder's working days will be spread across the community and HP New Hall dependent on need. When applying for this position, please quote 'TWP MAS Newhall.'
To apply for either post, please email [email protected] for a copy of the application form and job specification.