Vacancies

Penrose Care & Support Worker

Department: Penrose Community Links
Work Location: Lambeth, Lewisham boroughs
Salary: £11.43ph (inclusive holiday allowance)
Contract: 3 Month Contract
Hours per week: Guaranteed up to 18 hours per week
Shift pattern: Core Hours 7am-10pm & 5am-8pm

Job description:

 

Do you want to help someone get back on their feet? Are you able to work with diverse and sometimes challenging clients?

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?

 

If so we can offer you

  1. Competitive pay
  2. Guaranteed hours of up to 18 hours per week
  3. A contributory pension scheme
  4. On-going 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. Experience of working in partnership with service users, care managers and significant others
  2. Experience in working within a regulatory framework
  3. Ability to work independently with clients who may display behaviour that challenges and/or mental health diagnosis.
  4. Must be able to perform personal care if required.

 

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

 

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

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.

If you feel that this role is for you please complete the attached application form  Penrose-Application-Form W and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: 01/02/2019

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Support Officer – Luton

Department: Synergy
Work Location: Luton
Salary: £16,262
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday

Job description:

 

 

About The Service

 

Our Synergy Service is an integrated support service with emphasis on prevention, early intervention and integration for people who are at risk of losing their independence. The service provides tailored support to clients aged 16+ over a maximum of two years, to improve their opportunity to live successfully in the community.  The ethos of the service is to enable, empower and encourage individuals to develop the skills and tools to manage their accommodation, tenancies and health & wellbeing.

Our work with clients takes place at locations to meet individual needs; within our Victoria House resource centre in Luton, at their homes, in other agencies’ premises or in public meeting places.

We pride ourselves on providing accessible and flexible services to residents of Luton through partnership working and community engagement.

 

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The post holder will be required to demonstrate strengths in all the indicators set out in the relevant competency requirements. More specifically, the post holder will:

    • Support the team in delivering all aspects of support as appropriate to the individual needs of the Service User.
    • Support Service Users who self refer to complete the self referral information form
    • Undertaking tasks in the absence of the case holding Support Lead
    • Support Service Users to meet their support plan targets, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills or the confidence to meet them. Help to ensure Service Users are engaged and involved with the services provided.
    • Through coaching and support, build the client’s confidence to carry out tasks for themselves, focussing on the skills that support the individual’s ability to live independently.
    • Motivating and coaching service users to attend appointments/engage in activities
    • Supporting service users to research the variety of resources available to them, specific to their own needs and specific interests
    • Report any observations relating to Service Users welfare.
    • Adhere to all the policies and procedures of the organisation plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements.
    • Maintain records as required; specifically utilise LBC’s Capita system to maintain full SU records, files and notes.
    • Participate in team meetings/reviews and the general development of the service.
    • Undertake any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as may be reasonably assigned

 

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 Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you please see attached Job Description Support Officer JD, please follow the link and complete the attached Penrose-Application-Form  and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk  

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: 04/01/2019



Bank Worker – Hove

Department: Community Base, Brighton
Work Location: Hove
Salary: £10.76 per hour
Contract: Bank Work
Hours per week: Bank work – Ad Hoc
Shift pattern: Shifts include late and early shifts. 8am-4pm and 2pm-10pm. Weekends and evenings included also.

Job description:

 

 

About The Service

 

Brighton Women’s Service launched on 1st November 2017 – The project is residential and provides 12 high / complex needs beds and 8 medium and lower needs beds. The service has a trauma informed approach using a PIE model.  As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the Equinox Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

 

Purpose Of The role

To support Service Users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a flexible, recovery focused accommodation service for Women with Multiple and Complex Needs.

To support Service Users to establish a weekly routine, develop their life skills and become more self-reliant, so that they can move on to independent living within agreed timeframes.

To work with Service users and colleagues to create a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that promotes health and wellbeing.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach.
  • Provide key work and support planning for Service Users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with Service Users’ personal goals.
  • 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.
  • Explore resettlement options for Service Users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options.
  • Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Equinox to 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.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 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.
  • Encourage and support Service Users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.
  • Ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the Equinox Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedures.
  • Participate in reflective learning sessions within the framework of a Psychologically informed Environment, team meetings and on-going training and development as identified by Equinox and in on-going lien management and annual appraisals

 

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

 

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

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.

If you feel that this role is for you please complete the attached application form  Bank-Application-Form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: 08/02/2019

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Recovery Worker – Hove

Department: Community Base, Brighton
Work Location: Hove
Salary: £20,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Working on a rota. Shifts include late and early shifts. 8am-4pm and 2pm-10pm. Weekends and evenings included also.

Job description:

About The Service

 

Brighton Women’s Service launched on 1st November 2017 – The project is residential and provides 12 high / complex needs beds and 8 medium and lower needs beds. The service has a trauma informed approach using a PIE model.  As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the Equinox Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

 

Purpose Of The role

To support Service Users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a flexible, recovery focused accommodation service for Women with Multiple and Complex Needs.

To support Service Users to establish a weekly routine, develop their life skills and become more self-reliant, so that they can move on to independent living within agreed timeframes.

To work with Service users and colleagues to create a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that promotes health and wellbeing.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach.
  • Provide key work and support planning for Service Users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with Service Users’ personal goals.
  • 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.
  • Explore resettlement options for Service Users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options.
  • Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Equinox to 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.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 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.
  • Encourage and support Service Users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.
  • Ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the Equinox Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedures.
  • Participate in reflective learning sessions within the framework of a Psychologically informed Environment, team meetings and ongoing training and development as identified by Equinox and in ongoing lien management and annual appraisals

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

 

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

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.

If you feel that this role is for you please complete the attached application form  Application-form-Equinox-SIG and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: 08/02/2019

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Offender Resettlement Worker (Days to include occasional evenings and weekends)

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: London Resettlement Prisons (Brixton, Belmarsh, Pentonville and Wandsworth)
Salary: Up to £23,600
Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term. This is a HMP on Fixed Term Contract until September 2020
Hours per week: 37.5hrs
Shift pattern: 8am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs - 8am-13.30pm Fridays

Job description:

This is a HMP on a Fixed Term Contract until September 2020.

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

To deliver the “Getting It Right” resettlement programme within the prison setting. To finalise a cohesive resettlement plan (BCST2) generated from the basic custody screening parts 1. 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 including HM Prison & Probation Service, Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC’s) and the National Probation Service to achieve the desired outcomes and KPI’s for the service.

Offender Resettlement Workers will also liaise with 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.

 

SERVICE DETAILS:

This service co-ordinates and delivers resettlement services for offenders across four London prisons. These prisons are HMP’s Wandsworth, Belmarsh, Brixton and Pentonville. The offenders being supported will have a wide range of resettlement needs and will have varying and sometimes complex needs at differing levels.

Penrose provide resettlement support to offenders in custody and the Community. The service is designed to deliver initial screening and the meeting of immediate needs on arrival into an establishment and comprehensive resettlement planning in the last 12 weeks prior to release from custody, alongside the delivery of interventions, including the Getting It Right programme. 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 London CRC. One of the key targets will be delivering positive outcomes to reduce reoffending rates. The ability to work within a custodial setting and to be able to develop excellent working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role. It is essential that you are able to meet prison clearance requirements to undertake this role.

Offender Resettlement workers will be expected to have the necessary skills to be able to support the delivery of the accredited Getting It Right programme in a custodial setting, facilitate structured 1-1 sessions and group sessions, develop a cohesive resettlement plan for offenders, be responsible for the case management and the outcomes of service users within their caseloads and to ensure that good links are made with internal and external CRCs and other partners within community and custody

 

KEY AREA’S OF RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Work with prisoners, prison staff and partner agencies to facilitate resettlement planning.
  • Complete a Basic Custody Screening Tool 2 (BCST2) resettlement assessment with all offenders entering the prison within 5 days of BCST1 completion, using the BCST 1 as your guide for the BCST 2.
  • Resolve the immediate resettlement needs directly, or indirectly by ensuring referral of resettlement needs to the correct partners including internal and external partners and confirming referral received.
  • Provide resettlement advice and signposting to all offenders.
  • Within 12 weeks prior to release, you shall review the offender’s progress using the BCST2 to complete a comprehensive Resettlement Plan, ensuring that all needs are met, securing outcomes and objectives.
  • Introduce the offender to the ‘Getting it Right’ interactive journaling programme while in prison. You shall use this as the framework to deliver an intensive, modular resettlement programme.
  • Ensure the service user is aware of who is there designated Responsible Officer within the borough and designated time of attendance and licence conditions.
  • Work with other service providers to ensure services complement existing provision within prison and in the community.
  • Deliver a resettlement service that deals with offenders’ immediate resettlement needs. This service will be coordinated and will focus on immediate issues relating to but no exclusive to accommodation, health, employment, finance and debt
  • Resolve any immediate barriers and support needs and revisit resettlement needs at the end of the custodial period.
  • Review of the resettlement to ensure the offender has complete resettlement needs such as accommodation, community appointments, employment opportunities, FBD support, specialist support for sex offenders, vicIms of domestic violence, complex needs and health.
  • Encourage all offenders to participate in additional rehabilitative services provided through its Getting It Right programme.
  • Co-ordinate the programme available to offenders moving to other CRC providers, those on remand and to foreign nationals.
  • Work with other agencies and co-commissioned services including but not limited to Substance Misuse Services; health services; the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS); and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Benefits Advisers and Work and Programme Providers within the Resettlement Prison.
  • Supply regular progress, action and performance reports to the line manager, including good news stories, to take full ownership of your case loads and data tools.
  • As part of the release planning activity, you shall arrange a mentor at the Gate for the most vulnerable who are in danger of relapse and who do not have sufficient relational support;

 

RESETTLEMENT SUPPORT:

  • Act as named Offender Resettlement worker for service users as designated by the Resettlement Team Manager / Service Manager.
    Plan individual support and resettlement packages for the offenders, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans. Refer to Specialist Resettlement workers for Service Users with needs at Level 2 & 3.
    Deliver 1-1 and group support / interventions as required.
    Plan sessions and facilitate delivery of The Getting It Right Programme
    Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the offender using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence in the community.
    Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to offenders in relation to but not exclusive to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
    To positively respond to offenders who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate responsible officer if necessary in emergencies.
    Dealing with any disputes or emergencies within your job role.
    Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills, using SMART objectives.
    Updating offender information to the offender management unit, C-Nomis, Oasys, MI Tool with relevant and accurate information.
    Ensure that at all times work is conducted within the policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures and legislation at all times and undertake mandatory training.

 

ADMINISTRATION

• To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner, in particular MI Tool, Oasys and case management.
• Reporting of incidents as per Penrose Options Policies and procedures.
• To complete report including offenders resettlement plans, case notes, MI Data Tool and other documentation for managers, members of the management board and other agencies, as directed by your line manager in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with policy and procedure
• To input and extract information from computerised packages, client monitoring system, and other database systems.
• Any other general administrative tasks to be completed ad hoc as requested by the management team.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

• Ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the Penrose Options Equal Opportunity Policy and Procedures.
• Positively promote an environment within the service and HMP service which respects the different ethnic cultures of the service users.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES & SECURITY:

• Assist in the successful resettlement of offenders into the community
• Accurate and up to date offender records and resettlement plans

 

OTHER DUTIES

• Attend meetings and training commensurate with the post of Offender Resettlement Worker, as requested by your line manager.
• Maintaining a friendly and supportive environment within the service/prison.
• When requested to provide guidance and support to relevant workers, such as volunteers, students, etc., in line with the relevant policy and procedure.

 

Person Specification

  •  Offender Resettlement Workers

SHIFT PATTERNS / ROTA’S

• Shifts generally operate between 0800hrs and 1630hrs, Monday to Thursday, 0800hrs to 1330hrs Friday depending on the requirements of the service / HMP Service. Offender Resettlement Workers will also be required to attend some meetings and training. Occasional evening or weekend working may be required.

• Comply with any required standards or procedures as detailed in the Organisation’s ISO9001 QMS and HMPP Service.
• Achievement of KPI targets and personal objectives
• Maintain appropriate conduct whilst representing Penrose in Custody
• Ensure Penrose is not bought into disrepute
• Report any ‘Conflicts of Interest to your Line Manager and inform HMPPS as necessary using the appropriate methods
• Inform line manager reference HMPPS discipline reporting procedures

 

AUTHORITIES:
• Signing documents in conformity with the Authorisation Policy

HEALTH & SAFETY

• To take individual responsibility with the other Team Managers, Service Manager and HMP Service for the personal health and safety of all people working, or offenders in Custody. Report any concerns relating to Health & Safety issues at the earliest opportunity to their immediate line manager.
• Ensure that you are fully conversant with all aspects of HMP Service and Penrose Health & Safety Policy, Hygiene, Fire Alarm and related policies and procedures dealing with issues of aggression, emergencies etc.
• Undertake all required training including BIONIC, security awareness and developmental.

 

LIAISON WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

• To act as a public representative of the Project, ensuring good community relations, particularly with partners, are maintained at all times.
• To liaise with other agencies, ensuring that information is accurately and promptly communicated to other relevant professionals within GPDR policy.

 

Qualifications and Experience Rating Application Form Interview
Appropriate professional qualification:NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Criminal Justice or professional equivalent Desirable x  
Experience of working with vulnerable individuals who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic behaviours Desirable   x
On the job experience of delivering resettlement plans and providing appropriate interventions for offenders and liaising with other professionals to bring the plans to fruition Desirable x x
Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of offenders into the community Desirable x x
Experience of providing resettlement support and practical assistance within a secure environment or outreach support role. Desirable x x
Experience of working with the offender client group/ or transferable skills group Desirable x x
Knowledge Rating Application Form Interview
Excellent understanding of the resettlement and social needs of vulnerable individuals Essential x x
Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding criminal justice, social care, housing, and mental health Essential x x
Knowledge of Health & Safety and Equality legislation and practice Desirable x x
Understanding and practical knowledge interventions of the social and societal marginalisation can be attached to people with mental health issues and offending behaviour Essential   x
Skills and abilities Rating Application Form Interview
Excellent and proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships Essential   x
Excellent communication skills both written and oral with both internally and externally with outside agencies and bodies Essential   x
Able to influence and negotiate positive outcomes with the offenders and supporting professional bodies Essential x x
Ability to maintain accurate records and write clear reports using bespoke software and branded packages Essential x x
Sensitive to both offender and staff needs Essential   x
Ability to deliver plans to accomplish work Goals and objectives. Ability to arrange and assign work to use resources efficiently.  Ability to develop strategic plans, organizational structures, and systems to fulfil legislative or mission driven organizational goals. Essential x x

 

Competences

 

Offender Resettlement Worker

 

 

Competency Definition Level
Oral communication Communicates in a way that is unambiguous using appropriate terminology and non-verbal communication, providing accurate data that influences and informs the recipient. Level B – Can communicate with a range of people in a positive and inclusive manner which maintains their attention.
Written communication Expresses ideas clearly in a well structured manner, using correct grammar and appropriate terminology. Uses a variety of media. Level A – Writes well-structured, error free written documents.
Sensitivity Shows awareness of the diversity of those they work with and for and is aware of their own influence both. Recognises the impact of own behaviour on others. Level B – Recognises, understands and responds to feelings and needs of others, even when they may be very different to their own.
Coaching and motivating Directing and guiding others in the performance of their tasks. Establishing a spirit of working together to set and achieve goals. Level B – Independently takes the initiative to provide direction, support and feedback, motivating another to takes the agreed steps.
Team working/ working with others Contribute actively on issues/solutions even when the issue is not the responsibility of the individual. Level A – Work with others internally and externally to deliver solutions/results.
Service User focus Understand customer needs and requirements and act accordingly. Ensuring high level of service delivery to deliver customer satisfaction. Level B – Actively investigates further needs of the client and demonstrates their desire to deliver the best to the client.
Results Orientation Actively focused on achieving results and objectives. Level A – Works purposefully to achieve objectives and tasks on time and as agreed.

 

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 Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer. If you feel that this role is for you, please complete an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date. If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

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: 15/01/2019

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Recovery Worker – Cherington Road

Department: Equinox- Cherington Road
Work Location: Cherington Road – Ealing
Salary: £22,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm - Thursdays 12pm -8pm

Job description:

Cherington Road

 

An exciting opportunity has opened for a Recovery Worker at our Cherington Road abstinence based homelessness hostel in the Borough of Ealing

 

Cherington Road is a 5 bed Recovery Focussed Hostel located in Hanwell Broadway. The hostel caters for both men and women with medium support needs; including previous drug and / or alcohol dependency and homelessness. The project is an active and exciting environment and an emphasis on our work bringing about meaningful change and supporting our clients to achieve their recovery goals.

 

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative person to join our friendly team. Someone with strong communication skills and an understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable people. You would be joining our friendly team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey.

 

You will be working Monday to Friday (not including bank holidays)

 

Purpose of Role

To ensure a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for all service users and visitors to the service.

To support service users to increase their independence, improve their quality of life and achieve their personal goals by offering recovery focused support and harm minimisation for people who have issues with drug and/ or alcohol use.

 

Main Responsibility

Implement the service and organisations policies and procedures in order to deliver a high quality service using a recovery focused approach.

Provide key work, risk assessment and support planning for service users as required to help successful recovery focused achievement of their personal goals, improve their health and wellbeing and quality of life.

To develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with service users which recognise and respond to individual needs while at the same same maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.

Encourage service users to establish social networks, engage with services and undertake activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and to socially integrate.

Work with service users to support their recovery, health and wellbeing – including: attending substance use treatment services, health services, and other local services that contribute to their move-on into further treatment and/ or independent living.

To effectively carry out a range of administrative and practical task including ensuring security of the building, collecting and recording money, monitoring and record keeping.

To contribute to a high level of teamwork within the service, organisation and with other professionals who may be involved in an individual’s care.

Maintain a standard of service as required by the Commissioners and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service and an A grade Quality Assurance Framework score.

 

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

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please see attached Job Description we require all candidates to submit a copy of your CV along with a Cover Letter cover letter referencing your transferable skills and experience against the person specification within the job description.

 

Please send your CV & Cover Letter to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 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: 18/01/2019

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Head of Community Services

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Head Office – Pan-London
Salary: £40,000 - 45,000 pa
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday - Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Job description:

 

We are looking for a talented, passionate and ambitious Head of Community Services to join our Criminal Justice division and provide leadership across our community work by ensuring that we:

 

  1. Continue to support our clients towards meaningful change, healthy lives and desistance from crime
  2. Utilise and enhance evidence-based approaches and best practice to drive continuous improvement
  3. Deliver excellent outcomes and value for money for our commissioners
  4. Create a working environment with an emphasis on coaching in which all staff can fulfil their potential
  5. Continue to grow by identifying and securing new business

 

Penrose Criminal Justice Services (Penrose CJS) deliver a wide array of services across London. In custody, we deliver immediate needs and resettlement support for men in four London prisons. The Head of Community Services role will oversee all of our criminal justice projects outside of prison, which include:

 

  1. Our Post Sentence Supervision service, supporting over 2,000 adult men per year as part of our contract with London Community Rehabilitation Company (LCRC)
  2. Our employment support service, including organising quarterly Job Fairs and continuing to develop our network of ‘offender-friendly’ employers
  3. Aspire (Sutton) – an 8-bedroom property for male service users and a further 10 independent living properties for men and women dispersed across the Borough
  4. A ‘through the gate’ mentoring pilot for vulnerable men across 5 London boroughs and 2 prisons

 

The role will lead a staff team spread across London, including frontline Responsible Officers and Resettlement Workers, Team Coordinators, Service Managers and Data Officers. The role currently has two direct reports (Service Manager and Pilot Project Lead), although may have up to seven reports as the business grows. This role will report to the Deputy Director of Penrose CJS.

 

You will be responsible for contract compliance, standards and leading each of your services, supporting your managers to ensure they meet or exceed 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 will also be required to contribute to reports to Penrose’s Board of Trustees.

 

You will be a subject matter expert in criminal justice, keeping informed of research and policy developments, assessing their impacts, identifying gaps in provision and using your expertise to develop creative solutions, strengthening and diversifying our offer. You will use your knowledge to hold your services to account, conducting monthly audits and ensuring learning and best practice is cascaded to managers and frontline staff.

 

You will support your Service Managers to make sure each service is adequately staffed, and maintain a culture of learning and development through supervisions, appraisals and continuing professional development processes. You will ensure a coaching approach to line management is implemented throughout your services and adopted by frontline staff when supporting service users.

 

The role will also be responsible for delivering each service within its budget so an understanding of financial management and budgeting processes will be necessary.

 

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. You will have some experience of business development and will support Penrose CJS to identify and secure new sources of income, as well as helping us to position ourselves for the upcoming tenders for probation services.

 

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 some previous management experience, an ability to motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Adam Moll, Deputy Director of Penrose CJS, for an informal discussion on 07805 739123 or at adam.moll@penrose.org.uk

 

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your knowledge and experience against the Key Areas of Responsibility for the Head of Community Services, this can be found on the attached Job Description an send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

 

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 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: 10th January 2019

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Data Admin Allocations

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: HMP Pentonville
Salary: £23,600
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am- 4.30pm

Job description:

About The Service:

 

This service co-ordinates and co-delivers resettlement and rehabilitation activities for offenders being released across four London prisons. These prisons are HMP’s Wandsworth, Belmarsh, Brixton, Pentonville. The offenders being supported will have a wide range of needs and will have varying and sometimes complex needs.

Penrose also provide community rehabilitation activities to offenders on Post Sentence Supervision and will act as Responsible Officers in the community. The service is designed to deliver community rehabilitation activities and Post Sentence Supervision requirements.

You will be responsible for contributing to the targets set by Penrose in partnership with MTC Novo and London CRC. One of the key targets will be ensuring that we are delivering positive outcomes to reduce reoffending rates as demonstrated from information entered on to the Prison data collection system, for which you will have responsibility for ensuring that data is accurate and up to date.

 

About the role

 

The officer is also responsible for the production of contractual performance information for our commissioners and provides a responsive service to commissioner teams.

The role will work closely with the Team Co-Ordinator to provide an independent and effective quality and performance monitoring service for Penrose Prison based Criminal Justice services.

This includes collating and producing data in respect of Penrose’s KPI’s, assisting in highlighting the key findings and recommendations.

The role will provide a contact point for queries related to data collection and usage of database systems.

 

Contract Compliance Administration – Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate information is entered on to the relevant prison data collection systems
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data collection system for BCST2 allocations and completions
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data collection system for BCST3’s (Resettlement plans)
  • Produce (daily) a Receptions list for new arrivals, and allocate case loads in conjunction with the team Coordinator
  • Produce (daily) a discharge list 12 weeks ahead and check this against current caseloads, ensuring all those due for discharge are seen and have a resettlement worker allocated
  • Collate and maintain all GIR data
  • Maintain positive relationships with our partners
  • Produce timely and accurate contractual performance reporting to senior management our partners and commissions, in particular MTC novo.
  • Collate performance statistics for the service, for comparison against KPIs and support administration of our contracts and liaise with partner agencies as necessary.
  • Support the Team Coordinator/Cluster Service Manager in producing contractual data to be submitted to the Data Officer
  • Scrutinise all data for accuracy, monitor caseload allocations and interventions

 

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

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form to 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: 16/01/2019

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Brent Stepdown -Recovery Worker – Waking Night

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22.059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Nights on a rota basis -Waking night staff to attend team meetings

Job description:

About the service

Our residential services in Brent provide a recovery focused service to men and women with long term mental health difficulties. The service works with the service user to increase their independence and move them on into lower support accommodation. We work closely with mental health services, other partner agencies and carers to improve living skills, increase social inclusion, and help individuals understand and manage their mental health in order to improve their quality of life.

The services are self -catering and we provide personalised support around daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, reminders to take medication and developing a structured weekly routine.

About the role

Provide a supportive, responsive and effective waking night 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 operational programme using a recovery focused approach
  • Assist service users to develop a healthy and regular bedtime routine and support those in crisis appropriately in order to enable them to cope.
  • Remind service users to comply with their prescribed medication.
  • Empower service users to make decisions to take positive risks and promote independence.
  • Co-key-work service users and feed into the development of their risk assessments and recovery plans.
  • Participate in the data collection required by commissioners, the organisation and care professionals.
  • Partake in the nightly cleaning routine report any maintenance issue to day staff.
  • Attend team meeting and training sessions.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and effective environment, including the security of the building, fabric and grounds.
  • Ensure that information is shared with the team appropriately and accurately and that all service user and service records are comprehensive and up to date
  • Report any safeguarding concerns and respond to any concerns identified.
  • Contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined by Brent commissioning team for all aspects of continuity of service delivery.  Maintain a standard of service as required by the commissioners of the service and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.
  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme.  Perform and/or assist services users to perform basic personal care tasks as outlined in the service users personal care plan and recovery star, ensuring that they are supported to self-direct the care and support offered.
  • Undertake other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position.

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

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please complete the attached application form Application-form-Equinox-SIG and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk 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: 03/01/2019

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Brent Stepdown – Recovery Worker

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Early late shift and midday 7 Days rota, 9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Job description:

About the service

Our residential services in Brent provide a recovery focused service to men and women with long term mental health difficulties. The service works with the service user to increase their independence and move them on into lower support accommodation. We work closely with mental health services, other partner agencies and carers to improve living skills, increase social inclusion, and help individuals understand and manage their mental health in order to improve their quality of life.

The services are self -catering and we provide personalised support around daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, reminders to take medication and developing a structured weekly routine.

About the role

Recovery Workers will be responsible for the development of Recovery Plans and liaison with Social Workers/Local Authorities/Care Coordinators. These workers also work intensively with Service Users when they are able to work towards recovery and coordinate pathways to more appropriate accommodation.

Main Responsibility

  • Recovery Worker will develop Recovery Star Plans and Risk Assessments for service users.
  • Recovery Worker will assess referrals; provide key work, risk assessment and support planning for service users to help successful recovery
  • Recovery Workers will support and assist service users with keeping their personal space clean.
  • Recovery workers will remind service users to comply with their prescribed medication.
  • Recovery Worker will monitor outcomes and attend placement reviews and CPA’s for service users.
  • Recovery Worker will assist service users to identify possible aftercare and move on options.
  • Recovery Worker will liaise with hospital staff, GP, Social Workers and others related to the service users care when service users are admitted into hospital.
  • Recovery Worker will prepare high quality reports for other professionals when necessary.
  • Recovery Worker will be responsible for the completion of documentation including benefits, capacity assessments.
  • Recovery Worker will empower service users to make decisions, take positive risks and promote independence.
  • Recovery Worker will coordinate/escort service user to appointments such as dentist, Court cases, DWP, and interviews for move on accommodation.
  • Recovery Worker will deliver group work, psychological and well-being interventions and social inclusion workshops
  • Recovery Worker will implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme.  Perform and/or assist services users to perform basic personal care tasks as outlined in the service users personal care plan and recovery star, ensuring that they are supported to self direct the care and support offered
  • Recovery Worker will encourage service users to make choices about their care and support and ensure that these are communicated to Care Managers and others involved in the care of the service users.
  • Recovery Worker will report any safeguarding concerns and respond to any concerns identified.
  • Recovery Worker will contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined by Brent commissioning team for all aspects of continuity of service delivery.  Maintain a standard of service as required by the commissioners of the service and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.
  • Recovery Worker will undertake other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position.

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

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please see attached Job Description and submit your application 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: 03/01/2019

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