Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

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Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

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.



The post holder will work as an integral member of the Penrose FIPTS Residential Team; they will work in collaboration with our partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway to support Female Service users within a High Support residential setting as well in the community to maintain their accommodation, adjust to life outside of prison or secure units, support them to embrace the opportunities available to them, make appropriate and life affirming choices and to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

The post holder will also support the operational delivery of a Well Being Hub for Women located on the ground floor of the building. This will include working closely with the Occupational Therapist and partner agencies to support the delivery of complementary therapies, host activity groups, deliver 1:1 support for developing living skills, and creating a welcoming and safe space for Women from within the Pathway to come and get support.

This post is based within a Four Bed High Support Female Unit



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.


Why 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
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.


To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to by the closing date.

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: 01/04/19

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