Vacancy Detail

Community Keyworker

Role:             Community Keyworker

Based:          Hertfordshire or Kent/Canterbury

Salary:            £16 - £18 umb

Start Date:    Immediately

Duration:      Temp ongoing     

Hours:           35 hours per week Monday to Friday

Our client, a leading domestic abuse charity is looking to recruit two Community Keyworkers to support women involved in the Criminal Justice System. Offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending, such as substance misuse and financial difficulties, aiming to reduce re-offending, encourage desistance amongst repeat offenders, and empower women to live safe, crime free lives .

Synopsis of duties:

  • Provide an in-reach prison service to women via video call/telephone and face to face in the 12 weeks prior to leaving custody to assist in preparing them for release and meeting them at the gate upon release. 
  • Conduct an initial holistic assessment of women’s needs. 
  • Develop and regularly review individual support plans across all 9 pathways of need. 
  • Regularly meet with women to provide dedicated emotional and practical support, adopting a trauma informed, non-judgemental approach to empower women towards an independent, safe, crime free life
  • Attend the different probation offices in the region you cover, integrate with National Probation Service staff and introduce the Minerva services to the client, encouraging referrals to the service and establishing positive relationships.
  • Develop strong professional relationships and networks with local support services and advocate for the woman with external agencies, including at MARAC and IOM panels. 
  • Contribute to creating and updating the local Services Directory with details of local organisations, key contacts and details of services on offer, including eligibility criteria.
  • Consistently review your work, obtaining feedback from clients on exit from the service and using this to inform the development of services. 

.Essential Requirements:

  • An in-depth knowledge of issues facing women offenders and those at risk of offending; both in and out of the Criminal Justice System
  • Significant experience of working with women experiencing issues related to offending (e.g. homelessness, substance misuse, domestic violence, mental health or other relevant work area) preferably within criminal justice setting.
  • Experience of conducting needs and risk assessments and of risk management; being alert and responsive to behaviour, information or other changes which could indicate a change in risk of serious harm
  • DBS on update service

Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.


Location: Hertfordshire | Salary: 16 - 18 per hour | Job type: Contract | Posted: 11/06/2024