Getting back into work, or accessing education, whether for the first time or after a break, can seem like a big and potentially insurmountable step for some.
However, it can be a critical one along the path to desistance, with research supporting the importance of stable employment as part of rehabilitation. The particular issues faced by offenders present an added challenge to practitioners supporting their clients in this process. Getting the balance of motivation, realism and direction right can be difficult.
Employment has to be more than just a ‘job’. Factoring it in as a positive change means enabling someone to find a position which incorporates, or encourages, their interests. It is this which garners the client’s interest and increases their motivation to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
This workbook is designed specifically with offenders in mind, however it is applicable to anyone who is career hunting. It covers all aspects of job hunting, from finding a career to CV writing and disclosing convictions; providing a structured manner in which to collate the required information. This workbook also approaches the subject with a unique twist on the usual ETE work through exercises to motivate, inspire, as well as manage feelings of rejection.