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Therapeutic Play Outreach Worker

PACT Cymru

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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About PACT Cymru

We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. Pact provides services in 35 prisons across England and Wales. This includes Family... Read more

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]Children and Families, Community Work, Education and Literacy, Befriending, Mental Health, Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

Working directly with a small caseload of referred families, you will provide one to one therapeutic play work for children who are experiencing the imprisonment of a family member, allowing them to explore their thoughts and concerns in a safe environment and assisting them to understand and come to terms with the imprisonment. You may also be required to support the parent in supporting their own child, with advice and practical support around how to tell them, whether to visit the family member, preparing to visit a prison etc.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance

Premises type: HMP Swansea and service users' homes

Public transport: Rail and bus stations nearby

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Is this role flexible? Yes, at mutually convenient times

Min hours expected per week: 3 hours

Min period of commitment:

Requirements: Background in children's play desirable but full training is given

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Play workers usually work in pairs

Additional support needs: Help with application process.

Training provided: Security, Play, Safeguarding, Induction

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Informal discussion/ Formal interview/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: NOMS vetting (takes approx. 6 weeks)

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport