Previously a government demonstration project, the Together Women is now an independent charity with centres in Hull, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, New Hall and Askham Grange prisons. Together Women provides intensive support to vulnerable women and girls who have complex needs. The ultimate aim is to help women turn their lives around and address issues which are linked to offending or which places a woman at risk of offending.
The entry level Key Worker post has been created to allow applicants who may not have the relevant qualifications or experience develop their skills to become established key workers.
Core working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; however they offer flexibility around working patterns. On occasion there may be possible evening and weekend work.
This role is to work on the Purple Futures contract which offers support to women offenders.
Key Workers engage with and provide intensive support to women; offering one-to-one and group work support, guidance, information and signposting, and therefore contributing to an improvement in the well-being of the woman and a reduction in offending. The aim being to raise aspirations, build confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing access education, training and employment, housing etc
Key Workers are expected to be proactive in building a network of partners who can offer specialist support to the women that they are working with.
The team occasionally works off site and so a car driver with access to a car is preferred.