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Senior Practitioner

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Posted Date

17 October 2022

HMP Berwyn

Closing Date

21 October 2022

Are you a passionate, dedicated person who can provide help and advice to children, young people and their families. We're recruiting for a Senior Practioner within our Family Services team at HMPPS Berwyn.

Working as a Senior within the team, to administer work across all areas of the service, primarily in the visitor centre visits hall and the communities.

To ensure we provide a safe and welcoming environment, and provide advice, support and information to friends and families visiting the prison, to develop and maintain positive relationships between prisoners and their families.

To ensure we provide age-appropriate play activities within the prison visit hall to ensure that children feel comfortable, safe, and secure while visiting their parent in prison and to promote opportunities for children to engage with their father who is in prison in an appropriate way during a visit and family days.

The post will involve some evening and weekend work


To be oversee for equipment/resources linked to service delivery.
To be oversee for case note recording, contributing to report writing and producing and keeping management information for People (Staff, Students, Volunteers)

Supervision of staff, students or volunteers allocating work, day to day supervision and support
To promote, monitor and maintain health safety and security in the working environment

To work in partnership with parents/carers to empower them and to enable them to achieve better outcomes for their children.
• To work co-operatively with children's services, health agencies and other community based services, to provide the most effective
service for children young people and families.
• To take responsibility for the more complex cases/situations presenting within the service.
• To contribute to Service development.
• To apply safeguarding and child protection procedures. A leading role in Safeguarding

To ensure we deliver

- a friendly and welcoming environment within the Visitors Centre, where people visiting the prison, can spend time before and after their visit.
- a range of age-appropriate play activities in the visit's hall.
- to liaise with prison staff, including visits and security staff to ensure close co-operation in the smooth and efficient reception of visitors at the prison.
- To support the team with developing and delivering activities for strengthening family relationships such as family days, homework clubs, play activities, peer support groups etc.


Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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