Mental Health Through-the-Gate Worker
Based at HMP Bronzefield
35 hours per week (fixed-term to end of December 2017 with the possibility of extension subject to continued funding)
£23,622 per annum
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Mental Health Team working within HMP Bronzefield.
This role will involve providing advocacy, support, and advice services to women affected by the criminal justice system, both in prison and the community in the South of England, who have a diagnosed severe and enduring mental health support need or a significant history of traumatic life experience. You will develop both individual and group based interventions with women, formulating care plans and facilitating groups.
Significant experience of working with vulnerable women and experience of the mental health sector as well as the impact of imprisonment on women is essential.
A qualification at level NVQ3 or equivalent in a related field is also required.
You will need to demonstrate a commitment to working within a women centred service and to making a differences to vulnerable women’s lives.
To apply download the Mental Health TTG Application Pack complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Frederika Lorie, Women in Prison, Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, London, SW9 9GX
Closing date for applications: Monday 7th August 2017 9am
Interview date: TBC at our London offices*
This post is restricted to women only as an occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010
If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Services Manager Frederika Lorie on 0207 359 6674
VOLUNTEERING AT WIP
We are so grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at WIP. Across the organisation volunteers support WIP staff with office and finance admin, running workshops, counselling and mentoring, fundraising, research and policy, campaigning and so much more!
We want to ensure that all our volunteers get as much out of the experience as they give to WIP and to do this we unfortunately do not have the capacity to offer opportunities immediately to everyone that contacts us.
We ask that everyone wishing to volunteer with us fills out an application form (below), which we will keep on file, and when an opportunity comes up we will get in touch. Volunteering at WIP may not be about a weekly commitment based in our office instead it could be about you running a one-off session to share a particular skill with women we support or helping to spread the word about the campaign by linking us in with another organisation you are involved in - so keep this in mind when completing the application form.
Please note that this position is restricted to women only as an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010
WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.