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Deputy Manager

Work Location: Lodnon
Salary: £26,699
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Rota

Job description:

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • To support the Service Manager and Occupational Therapist in the effective operational day to day delivery of the FIPTS four Bed High Support Women service
  • To oversee the operational delivery of the Well Being Hub for Women with Personality Disorder
  • 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.

To apply please download full Job Description and application form below and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 15/10/2019

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Community Responsible Officer

Work Location: Romford, Southwark, Barnet, Wandsworth & Merton
Salary: £22 865 rising to £25 500 after one year in service
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Community Responsible Officer across London, with a particular focus on recruiting for positions in Romford, Wandsworth & Merton, Barnet and Southwark.

 

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports low risk 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 Responsible Officers are trained in risk management and are also required to initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

 

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based predominantly in designated CRC offices, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your Team Manager and local Penrose team fortnightly, as well as attending full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All CROs 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.

To apply please download the Job description and Application form below. Once completed return to: recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 

 

The deadline for completed applications is Friday 4th October, with interviews to be held on Thursday 17th October.

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Data & Outcomes Office Administrator

Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £22,865 pro rata
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 25
Shift pattern: Flexible hours 5 per day

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:

To support the Penrose’s Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service in the delivery of accommodation-based step-down (High/Medium/Low/Floating) support to people referred by designated referral agencies that will allow them address their complex support needs and prepare for independent living.

The role will work closely with The Service Manager and team leaders and rehabilitation practitioners across London to monitor outcomes and team performance, as well as providing administrative support for frontline staff.

please note this is a part time position

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

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Specialist Resettlement Worker

Work Location: HMP Belmarsh
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

 

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Forensic Mental Health Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: 22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Rota (working alternaive weekends)

Job description:

New hope is a 24 hour CQC registered service that provides a well-coordinated blend of clinical and accommodation services. The service is for vulnerable male adults with a diagnosis of mental ill health, forensic history and may also have personality disorder and substance misuse issues.

All service users require a high level of support and close monitoring to reduce the factors that may have led to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour.

Purpose of Role

To support service users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes.

To support Service users to identify and take positive risks, within a recovery model to enable service user move – on to greater independence and lead more fulfilling lives

Areas Of Responsibility

Work within the service’s policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures at all times.

Act as a key worker and a link worker for named service users and in this role contribute to the development of support plans, risk assessments and subsequent reviews for allocated service users.

Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships with service users within the agreed support plans.

Provide practical and emotional support to all service users of the Service, ensuring that they are treated with respect and dignity at all times

Deliver life skills training and support to prepare service users for successful resettlement into semi/independent living.

Maintain a high standard of service as required by the Commissioners and CQC in order to deliver a safe, effective, caring, responsive service and contribute to the service achieving a CQC outstanding rating.

 

To apply please download and complete application form below

Closing date: 18/09/2019

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Prison Admin Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: HMP Wandsworth
Salary: 23,600
Contract: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am-4.30pm Mon- Thurs, 8am-1.30pm Fri

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Prison Data Officer across London, with a particular focus on recruiting for positions in HMP Wandsworth..

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 within their Prisons or in their local area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the Prisons and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our employees are provided in-depth training package including risk management and de-escalation.

We are looking for a motivated and reliable member of staff to support the Data and Performance Coordinator to monitor the performance and outcomes of the Penrose Criminal Justice Services Prison Team, using Microsoft Excel and other relevant prison computer packages to input and collate operational data, as well as helping with the organisation of quarterly Job Fairs for service users across the London Prisons.

 

Please download the application below and return by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 20/09/2019

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Forensic Mental Health Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: 22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 24 hour 7 days a week rota.

Job description:

 

To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community.

To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements.

To work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • The successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Accurate and up to date service user records support plans and Risk management plans
  • Comply with any required standards or procedures as detailed in the Organisation’s ISO9001 QMS.
  • Compliance with CQC standards

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.
  • Liaise with referral agencies and ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in-line with Penrose’s Referral Policy and void targets are met.
  • Ensure that service users are aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding welfare and benefits.

HEALTH & SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • To promote and encourage best practice in Health & Safety and Environment
  • To take individual responsibility with the other staff for the personal health and safety of all people working, living or visiting the service. Especially in response to emergency situations
  • To ensure that you are fully conversant with all aspects of the service’s Health & Safety Policies and procedures for dealing with emergencies.

 

To apply please download full Job Description and application form below

Closing date: 20/09/2019

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Criminal Justice Programme Development Manager

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Head Office, Islington, with regular pan-London travel including prisons and probation offices
Salary: £32,000.00
Contract: Temporary
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate programme writer, developer and facilitator to work with us to design, pilot and evaluate 3 short group-work programmes supporting men in the criminal justice system 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, the programmes will seek to support participants towards meaningful, cognitive change.

 

The successful candidate will work with our Head of Custodial Services, also a trained programme facilitator, to define the scope of each programme, however our three proposed areas of focus are:

  1. Emotional management and wellbeing
  2. Building self-esteem and resilience
  3. Motivation and employability

 

The Programme Development Manager will lead on the writing, piloting and evaluating the 3 programmes, with support from the Head of Custodial Services and co-facilitators from within our criminal justice teams.

 

Each programme will be drafted and piloted at least twice, once in a custodial and once in a community setting, before being edited based on service user and facilitator feedback. Each programme will be evaluated utilising relevant academic scales and analysis of data assessing impact on a range of outcomes, including wellbeing, resilience and employability.

 

By the end of the 6-month pilot period, it is intended that each programme has professional teacher and learner materials, including lesson plans and course workbooks, and that each programme has the beginnings of an evidence base from the pilot evaluations.

 

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Custodial Services, the Programme Development Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  1. Co-facilitating service user forums in prison to inform our approach
  2. Working with the Head of Custodial Services and Director of CJS to design each programme’s key aims, target groups, structure and evaluation strategy
  3. Working with the Head of Custodial Services and Director of CJS to develop a piloting and evaluation timetable with key milestones
  4. Developing and/or adapting course materials and lesson plans that cater for a range of learning styles and working with a designer to produce pilot materials
  5. Supported by our local CJS teams, liaising with the relevant senior managers in prison and probation settings to secure delivery space, appropriate referral pathways and effective promotion campaign
  6. Co-facilitating pilot courses in custodial or community settings alongside current CJS staff
  7. Reviewing feedback from service users and facilitators, alongside evaluation findings
  8. Editing course content, including teacher and learner materials, based on feedback and evaluation
  9. Working with a designer to produce final course materials, ready for ongoing delivery
  10. Contributing to marketing materials to support future commissioning

 

The role will be based in our Head Office in Islington, with regular travel to our prisons and probation offices in London. Some home-working can be accommodated for the programme writing elements, if required.

 

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 prisons and/or probation services is preferable.

 

You will have a passion for working with people with experience of the criminal justice system and/or with other marginalised groups, and a belief that everyone can turn their life around regardless of past or present circumstances. You will have an ability to build rapport, motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

 

Penrose Criminal Justice Services work across London supporting men towards successful resettlement outcomes and desistance from crime. Based in 4 London prisons and CRC (probation) offices in every Borough, we provide bespoke support with a wide range of issues, including accommodation, employment, mental health and substance misuse. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each client’s needs.

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

 

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS and provide employment references covering 3 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Closing date: 13/09/2019

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