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Data Support Officer

Department: Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: London
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am -5pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Service is advertising for 2 x Data Support Officers to provide administrative support and effective performance measurement across the Custody and Community teams. One will be based predominantly at our Head Office in Islington, with some travel to other SIG services in London and one will be based predominantly at HMP Wandsworth with occasional travel to other CJS Prisons. Prison Security vetting will be required for the Data Support Officer based at HMP Wandsworth.

Penrose Criminal Justice Services coordinates and delivers custodial and community resettlement and supervision services for offenders across London as part of the wider Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The offenders being supported have a wide range of resettlement needs and have varying and sometimes complex needs.

We are looking for a motivated and reliable member of staff to support our Data and Performance Team to monitor the performance and outcomes of Penrose Criminal Justice Service, using Microsoft Excel and other relevant computer packages to input and collate operational data, as well as helping with general administrative tasks required within Penrose Criminal Justice Service and other services across Social Interest Group

All team members receive a holistic training package and Penrose is committed to the continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

The deadline for completed applications is Friday 27th December 2019 with interviews to be held on Friday 10th January 2020.  

Closing date: 27/12/2019

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Deputy Manager

Work Location: London
Salary: £26,699
Contract: Permanent
Job description:

JOB PURPOSE

  • To support the Service Manager in the effective operational day to day delivery of the FIPTS six bed high support male service
  • To oversee staff induction, development and supervision
  • To coordinate referrals
  • To support staff to deliver quality and timely support to service users
  • To provide excellent management of the teams within their area of responsibility, through embodying the values of the organisation

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

Please apply using the application form below and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 23/12/2019

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Floating Employment, Training & Education Specialist Resettlement Worker

Department: Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: London
Salary: £27000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon -Fri, 9am - 5pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are looking for someone with a passion for supporting ex-offenders into training and employment, thereby contributing to positive resettlement outcomes and a reduction in reoffending.

We are recruiting for the post of floating Education Training and Employment Specialist Resettlement Worker (ETE SRW) in London. This role will be integral to our CJS custodial and community services, helping our service users’ reintegration back into the community.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), our service supports adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our Specialist resettlement workers are trained in risk management, motivational interviewing and with a set of ongoing trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for a talented and passionate individual who will lead our employability support services, including the building and maintaining our network of employers and organising our signature Job Fairs in prison and community settings.

The role will be based from our head office in Islington but will have presence on our custodial and community locations where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. You will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All staff receive a holistic training package and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

Closing date: 20/12/2019

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Community Team Manager

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: North London
Salary: £32,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am - 5pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for a Community Team Manager based in North London.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our Responsible Officers are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

We are looking for a motivated member of staff who will take an active role in the management of a team of frontline officers, and develop new skills in the process.

The role involves the remote management of a team of Responsible Officers who are based in CRC offices across North London and will therefore require travel to your teams designated offices, with 1-2 days per week spent at the Penrose Head Office in Islington, as well as some working from home.

As well as taking an active role in the management of the service, Team Managers are responsible for the support, supervision and development of a team of Responsible Officers. All team members receive a holistic training package, as part of their induction in to the role. Penrose is committed to the continual professional development of all staff through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

The deadline for completed applications is Thursday 12th December 2019 with interviews to be held on Thursday 19th December 2019.  

 

Closing date: 12/12/2019

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Offender Resettlement Worker – Bank

Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £10.48
Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Bank Staff for Offender Resettlement Worker in of our London prisons. This allows for flexible working hours agreed by both parties which may lead on to full time employment.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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Psychologist – Maternity Cover

Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £38,905
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week: 30
Job description:

Our services in Croydon provide accommodation-based step-down (High/Medium/Low/Floating) support to people referred by designated referral agencies that will allow them to address their complex support needs and prepare for independent living.

We are looking for someone to provide highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist psychological care to clients with highly complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental ill health and complex needs.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of the service and Penrose.
  • In line with the banding of the post and its service context to:
  • Provide leadership in multi-disciplinary training and development, particularly in relation to the implementation of PIE across the Adult Pathway.
  • Provide leadership in service audit and development
  • Provide leadership in service evaluation and research
  • Ensure that a psychological perspective is brought to service redesign and cultural change

Why work with us?

•Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan

•25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)

•Pension, Eye-care Vouchers

•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

Should you be interested in this post please fill out the application form below and send to our recruitment team on recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 02/12/2019

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Forensic Recovery Team Leader

Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: From £25,750.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Depending on the needs of the service, i.e. 08:00 –16: 00, 9:00 -17:00 or 13:30 - 21:30 and working every other weekend

Job description:

Service description:
New Hope is a 24-hour CQC registered 13-bed residential service providing care and accommodation in the London Borough of Lewisham. The service supports male adults with a diagnosis of mental ill health, forensic history and may also have personality disorder and substance misuse issues.

Job description:
New Hope is looking for a highly capable, passionate and motivated individual who will be able to lead a team of 15 forensic mental health recovery workers.

Main Responsibilities
To work alongside the Area Service Manager in the delivery of services for people with mental illness, personality disorders or are offenders or substance /alcohol misusers or who have generic or complex support needs.

To be responsible for the day to day running of the service and services within, the management, performance of staff, apprentices and volunteers; ensuring positive outcomes for service users, commissioners and Penrose Options.

To be responsible and take accountability for enhancing the service with emphasis on keeping the service within budget, service improvement and organic growth, together with the development of a proactive culture within the service.

To provide effective support and supervision to the staff team to ensure that the performance standards, policies and procedures are fully implemented

To contribute to the strategic and business plans of New Hope

To provide key work and support planning for service users and relevant interventions

Closing date: 30/11/19

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Senior Care and Support Worker

Work Location: Mobile
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 20 plus additional bank
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday with Rostered weekends on call

Job description:

Penrose Senior Care & Support Worker

Lambeth, Lewisham and Camden boroughs

Penrose Community Links supports vulnerable adults in their own homes to regain confidence and rebuild their lives after being in hospital or supported living. Our clients are all different, some of them may have a mental health diagnosis, some may have a history of substance abuse, and some may have been involved in the criminal justice system. All of them need our help to lead good, happy, productive lives.

Have you got the patience, the persistence and the resilience to connect with these vulnerable adults?

Are you familiar with writing and updating of care plans and risk assessments to a CQC approved level?

If so we can offer you

  1. Competitive pay
  2. Guaranteed hours of 20 hours per week with additional bank hours available.
  3. A contributory pension scheme
  4. Ongoing training
  5. A hands on and supportive management team available throughout your shift
  6. Regular supervision
  7. A free backpack containing personal protective equipment
  8. A personal alarm and a handset for Care Plans and Care Notes, ensuring you have up to date information about your clients. 
  9. Person Specification
  1. Experience of working in partnership with service users, care managers and significant others
  2. Experience in writing person centred Care Plans and Risk Assessments

Please fill out the below application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 25/11/2019

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Offender Resettlement Worker – Maternity Cover

Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Fixed Term
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Offender Resettlement Worker in of our London prisons on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals

Closing date: 30/11/2019

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Specialist Resettlement Worker

Work Location: HMP Pentonville
Salary: £25,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am – 5.30pm Mon-Thur & Fri 8am – 1.30pm

Job description:

This service co-ordinates and delivers resettlement services for offenders across HMPs Belmarsh. The offenders being supported will have a wide range of resettlement needs and will have varying and sometimes complex needs at differing levels. The service will cover, release planning, employability, finance and benefit advice, support for sex workers, social support, Health support, treatment continuity, and housing as a minimum.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Penrose in partnership with MTC Novo and the area CRC. One of the key targets will be delivering positive outcomes to reduce reoffending rates.

Your Role:

To successfully reduce reoffending, contribute to the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders back into the community.

To deliver resettlement programme within the prison setting.

To finalise a cohesive resettlement plan ‘Basic Custody Screening Tool’ (BCST2) generated from the BCST1.

To generate a resettlement review plan (BCST 3) 12 weeks prior to release.

To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlement for all prisoners in both a group and on a 1-1 basis. Work with internal and external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes and KPI’s for the service. The Specialist Resettlement worker purpose is to strengthen the service delivery for offenders who require a deeper level of support and knowledge.

Specialist Resettlement Workers will also liaise with other Offender Resettlement workers and other staff in providing support and advice to offenders and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings and other duties deemed relevant by management.

To apply for the following role please download the Job Description and Application form below and email to: Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

Closing date: 30/11/2019

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Housing and Resettlement Support Worker

Work Location: Bedford
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (9am - 5pm)

Job description:

Penrose provide residential and non-residential services for those who would benefit from more intense support to regain choice and control, recover or rehabilitate.

Your Role:

As a Housing & Resettlement Support Worker post to successfully motivate and inspire Service Users to learn new skills, build in confidence and take positive risk that enables them to move on successfully.  Provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful move on and resettlements and access to meaningful activities and ultimately employment.  Work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the residents and of the service providing safe environments to achieve this.

To apply for the following role please download the Job Description and Application form below and email to: Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 28/11/2019

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Wraparound Plus Programme Developer and Facilitator

Work Location: Head Office, Islington and North/North East London CRC Offices
Salary: £30,000.00
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm

Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate programme developer and facilitator to join our Criminal Justice team and work with us to design and pilot an innovative group-work programme supporting men to fulfil their potential and break the cycle of reoffending.

Adopting a strength-based approach rooted in desistance theory, and deploying techniques to suit a range of learning styles, you will co-design and deliver a programme that will support men on probation supervision to address issues around emotional management, understand their own choice and control, gain confidence and self-awareness, and live happier, healthier lives, free of crime. Delivering excellent outcomes, you will utilise, enhance and further develop our workshop programme in order to promote recovery and desistance from offending. .

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males leaving prison, to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation, to training, to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet individual client need.

Your Role:

The role will be based predominantly in designated London CRC offices located in North and North East London Boroughs, where you will be the representing Penrose Criminal Justice Services. You will also be expected to attend full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six-weekly basis.

The Wraparound Plus Lead will also receive a holistic training package as part of their induction and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

The role will work alongside Responsible Officers and Probation Officers located within London CRC offices across London.

Duties:

  • Organise and facilitate groups
  • Enhance and further develop our programme and workshops
  • Communicate with potential referrers and participants pre-group to give programme information and support.
  • Receive, document, assess and co-ordinate all referrals for groups
  • Update or arrange group materials/supplies; organise group refreshments etc
  • Provide/organise support between sessions for participants where required
  • Receive, document, process and co-ordinate all evaluations/facilitators notes from groups
  • Consult/gather service provider evaluation
  • Consult with participants, referrers and manager to monitor service delivery
  • Support volunteer facilitators (peer inspiration and learning) during lifetime of contract
  • Organise regular meetings/forums for current, past and potential participants, continuing peer support and to monitor longer term outcomes
  • Support training of volunteers and Responsible Officers
  • Deliver awareness raising of the Wraparound Workshop at Team meetings across London CRC.

Strong experience of developing and facilitating group work programmes, preferably in criminal justice settings, will be vital to this role. Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial. Some understanding of probation and/or community sentencing is preferable.

Closing date: 31/10/2019

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