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Residential Support Worker

Work Location: Luton
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm hours to be covered depening on needs

Job description:

Bridge House is a Luton based residential project providing accommodation to homeless families and expectant parents. The service provides short term housing for homeless mothers and their children as well as those aiming for care and/or guardianship of their children.

The support is designed to work with parents and families to gain the valuable skills required to end the cycle of homelessness and enable future independently sustained living. The RSW will be recruited and will work on site within the project, sometimes on a lone working basis. Attendance hours will be from 11:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday with some attendance outside these hours as necessary.

Each RSW will provide support to residents to manage their tenancies, prepare for independent living and move on to either social housing or the private sector, depending on the homelessness decision.

What we offer in return

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

Should you be interested in this post please complete the application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 06/04/2020

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Night Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose Options Focus Project is a 24 hour supported service for vulnerable male adults with a mental health diagnosis and forensic history, who 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. The service is based in and around Clapham ,Lambeth Council.The service is based in Lambeth across six sites offering three tiers of support depending on customer needs.

Night Recovery Workers are required to provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of the residents and the building and providing support to service users as necessary. Night Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings.

Duties include:

  • Attend meetings and training commensurate with the post of Night Waking Worker, as requested by your line manager.
  • Maintaining a friendly and supportive environment within the project.
  • Cleaning and preparing rooms for new resident arrivals as necessary.
  • When requested to provide guidance and support to relevant workers, such as volunteers, students, etc, in line with the relevant policy and procedure.

Why work for us

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

Should you be interested in this post please complete the application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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Complex Needs Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose Options Focus Project is a 24 hour supported service for vulnerable male adults with a mental health diagnosis and forensic history, who 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. The service is based in and around Clapham ,Lambeth Council.

We are looking for Support Workers to join our team who will 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.

Duties will include the following:

  • 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.
  • Act as the Key worker and Link Worker to named service users as designated by your line-manager
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual recovery and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the Service users using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • NVQ/Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Experience of working with ex-offenders with mental health issues
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Direct experience and understanding of providing key working and support or care planning

What we offer in return:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

If you are interested in this role please complete an application form

Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Recovery Worker – Enfield

Work Location: Enfield
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7 Days a week

Job description:

As a Recovery worker your role is to provide a supportive, responsive and effective service to the service users ensuring that they remain safe and well and are supported

Work with service users towards their recovery by encouraging them to stay safe and support them to develop a healthy routine.

Main Responsibilities:

Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach.

Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community.

Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Penroseto deliver a safe and effective service.

Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds.

Ensure that information is shared appropriately within the team and with other professionals and that all Service User and service records are accurate and up to date.

Liaise with relevant and appropriate agencies and services to provide information, advice, support and treatment where necessary in relation to physical and mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

We can only accept completed application forms for this post. If you are interest in the post please download the Job description and Application form below and send it to our Recruitment Team: recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk.

Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Deputy Manager

Work Location: Redbridge & Lewisham
Salary: £30,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday, occasional evening and weekend work

Job description:

Penrose is looking for a talented and passionate Deputy Manager for our services supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will provide supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move-on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for an experienced individual with the motivation and commitment to support staff and service users to achieve their goals.

Location:

Your role will be based between two of our male residential services – one in Lewisham and the other in Redbridge, where you will be included on the duty rota. Travel will be required between the 2 services

The Role:

The post holder will provide leadership and management of our team delivering the Offender Personality Disorder Housing and Support Service. Working in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, you will support adult males who have recently been released from prison, secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises. You will ensure provision of robust risk management, sharing information with probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe.

You will ensure the service adequately staffed at all times, and will maintain a culture of learning and development through supervisions, appraisals and continuing professional development processes. You will deliver a coaching approach to line management is implemented throughout your team and adopted by frontline staff when supporting service users.

You will be responsible for contract compliance, supporting your team to ensure they meet or exceed contract performance targets and achieve positive outcomes for their service users. You will be responsible for reporting our performance to our commissioners and executive team in a clear and timely fashion and taking swift action to address any areas of underperformance. You may also be required to contribute to reports to Penrose’s Board of Trustees.

You will support your team to provide effective and meaningful assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders which cause them to present as high risk. The service aims to reduce and manage the risk presented by clients in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology and associated suffering and distress. It also aims to increase pro-social and adaptive behaviours in the areas of relationships, employment, education, community integration, promoting independence within the community and improved quality of life.

Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships with your teams, commissioners and other key stakeholders will be vital to the role. Some understanding of budgeting and financial reporting will be helpful.

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job description (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to us by the closing date to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 05/04/2020

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Recovery Worker – Croydon

Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

As a Recovery worker your role is to provide a supportive, responsive and effective service to the service users ensuring that they remain safe and well and are supported

Work with service users towards their recovery by encouraging them to stay safe and support them to develop a healthy routine.

Main Responsibilities:

Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach.

Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community.

Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Penroseto deliver a safe and effective service.

Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds.

Ensure that information is shared appropriately within the team and with other professionals and that all Service User and service records are accurate and up to date.

Liaise with relevant and appropriate agencies and services to provide information, advice, support and treatment where necessary in relation to physical and mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.

To apply please download the Job description and Application and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 30/03/2020

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Specialist Resettlement Worker

Work Location: Wandsworth, Pentonville
Salary: £25000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Specialist resettlement worker across our London prisons.

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 ranging from accommodation, training and financial advice. We signpost our clients to relevant expert 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 whole range 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 resettlement workers 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.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

We can only accept completed application forms for this post. if you are interest in the post please download the Job description and Application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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Data Support Officer

Work Location: London
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services is advertising for a Data Support Officer to provide administrative and data support to the Community team. The role is based at our Head Office in Islington and will support effective performance measurement and data accuracy across the service.

Penrose Criminal Justice Services coordinates and delivers custodial and community resettlement and supervision services for service users across London as part of the wider Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The service users being supported have a wide range of resettlement needs and have varying and sometimes complex needs. It is therefore important for us to monitor and record what work we are doing with them.

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 the service.

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

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

We can only accept completed application forms for this post. if you are interest in the post please download the Job description and Application form below and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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Collaboration and Activities Coordinator

Work Location: Redbridge, Ilford
Salary: £29,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am to 4pm or 1:30pm to 9:30pm, Monday to Friday - Occasional evenings and weekends

Job description:

Location: 3 residential sites across Lewisham, Lambeth and Redbridge

Penrose is looking for a talented and passionate individual to coordinate and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime. A critical component of a new pan-London service, this role will be the designated lead for partnering with local agencies and support services, and ensuring that each site is able to offer a fulfilling range of meaningful interventions and that our residents are involved in all stages of the process.

The Collaboration and Activities Coordinator will also be the lead for ensuring a smooth transition from our supported accommodation into independent living, by ensuring that every resident is equipped with tools and a package of local support services at the point of move-on.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will provide supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move-on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for an experienced individual with the motivation and commitment to coordinate, design and facilitate a suite of activities supporting residents within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based across Lambeth, Lewisham or Redbridge supported housing accommodation sites with regular travel across London required.

Main Duties:

· Designing, coordinating and facilitating a programme of activities and interventions for OPD residents across 3 sites

· Liaising with local and pan-London partner agencies to ensure each site offers a holistic package of interventions

· Provide transitional support for each resident as they move on into independent accommodation, equipping them with tools and a package of local support contacts

· To deliver training to staff (and residents as appropriate) to enable and empower them to deliver activities as required

· To be creative in involving the service users and ensuring they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.

· To work with the team of Engagement workers and support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.

· To liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.

· Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes

· Facilitate and or support group sessions

· Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.

· To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary, in emergencies.

· Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.

· Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.

· To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

· Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.

· Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job description (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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: 24/03/2020

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Engagement Worker

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Day, nights, Mon- Friday including weekends

Job description:

Female Engagement Worker (OPD Pathway)

Location: Lambeth

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based in our female supported housing accommodation site in Lambeth with possibility to work across locations.

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.

Duties:

  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.
  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Understanding of Risk Management within a Criminal Justice environment
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions •
  • Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary, in emergencies.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Communicatee effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your knowledge and experience (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date.

Wy work for us?

  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash, a private healthcare scheme which includes:
  • Packages for acute and chronic coverage
  • Alternative therapy treatments
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 days after 2 years employment and thereafter by 1 day per additional year of employment up to a max of 30 days annual leave.
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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.

Should you be interested in this post please fill out the application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 06/03/2020

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Mental Health Discharge Worker

Work Location: Luton
Salary: £20,785
Contract: 1 Year Contract
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Job description:

We are currently looking for a Mental Health Discharge Worker to join our team in Luton on a 1 year Contract starting 1 April 2020.

Job Purpose:

To ensure individuals who are admitted to the Luton based mental health wards are assessed for their housing need and will be discharged to suitable and secure accommodation. To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions to enable successful resettlements. Work with external partner agencies to ensure the relevant support and care is in place for the individuals at point of discharge. Work with the ward teams to create and maintain the beginning of a clear pathway to independence throughout their stay on the ward and their discharge.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all individuals admitted to the wards are assessed within 48 hours.
  • Create and implement support plans with realistic and timed outcomes.
  • Work with ward staff to ensure that a full understanding of the service user’s circumstances and support needs are gathered so a suitable discharge can be sought.
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with local housing representatives including, but not limited to; Homeless Prevention Officers, Local Landlords, Housing Benefit Team, Allocations Department, Temporary Accommodation, Housing Associations, Hostels, Supported Housing Schemes, Rehab Facilities.
  • Ensure any individuals requiring longer term support upon discharge are referred to the appropriate services before discharge.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash, a private healthcare scheme which includes:
  • Packages for acute and chronic coverage
  • Alternative therapy treatments
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 days after 2 years employment and thereafter by 1 day per additional year of employment up to a max of 30 days annual leave.
  • Life Assurance

What we are looking for:

  • Appropriate professional qualification:
  • NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Mental Health / Housing or professional equivalent
  • Experience of working with individuals who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic behaviours
  • On the job experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional to bring the plans to fruition
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of clients into the community
Closing date: 02/03/2020

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Night Support Worker

Work Location: Redbridge
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9pm to 8:30am, including weekends

Job description:

Location: Gants Hill, Redbridge

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Based in one of our male residential services in Redbridge, this essential role ensures our residents are safe and supported through the night. Working in teams of two, you will ensure the security of the premises, but also be there to offer support and guidance to residents, as well as ensuring appropriate risk management and information sharing protocols are adhered to.

You will also ensure detailed service and resident handovers to day staff each morning. Night Support Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings

Working in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, you will support adult males who have recently been released from prison, secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises. You will work with residents providing 1-1 support as well as other key engagement activities, supporting them to further develop their talents and self-belief whilst managing their mental health and wellbeing. You will support, inspire and motivate residents to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into safe, successful independent living within the community. You will provide robust risk management, sharing information with staff, probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe.

 

Duties:

  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Ensure the security and safety of the property and residents, managing incidents and escalating as necessary
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary, in emergencies.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions
  • Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.
  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.

 

 

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your knowledge and experience (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date to recruitment@socialinterstgroup.org.uk

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

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.

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

Closing date: 28/02/2020

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Engagement Worker

Work Location: Redbridge
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based in Redbridge supported housing accommodation sites with possibility to work across locations.

 

Duties: 

  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.
  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Understanding of Risk Management within a Criminal Justice environment
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions
  • Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary, in emergencies.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Communicatee effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.

 

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

To apply we require you to complete an application form which can be found on our website https://socialinterestgroup.org.uk/vacancies/

Why work with us?

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

  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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: 09/03/2020

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Criminal Justice Offender Resettlement Worker

Work Location: London Prisons
Salary: £23, 600 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Thurs- 8:30am - 4:30pm; Fri - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post for Offender Resettlement Worker in our London prisons.

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 completed the attached application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

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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
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

 

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: 30/04/2020

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Floating Recovery Worker

Work Location: Mobile working across Lambeth, Lewisham and Camden Boroughs
Salary: £22,865 (£12,195 pro rata)
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 20 plus additional bank
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday with Rostered weekends on call

Job description:

Penrose Floating Recovery Worker (Senior Care and 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. 

Person Specification

  1. Middle-level management experience within a CQC environment
  2. Experience of working in partnership with service users, care managers and significant others
  3. 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: 19/04/2020

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