Vacancies

Admin Officer

Department: Drug and Alcohol Services
Work Location: Aspinden Wood Centre
Salary: £13,235.92
Contract: Permanent P/T
Hours per week: 22.5hrs
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Job description:

Aspinden Wood

Equinox Aspinden Wood is a CQC registered service that provides long-term 24 hour care and support to men and women with a history of alcohol dependence, mental ill health and homelessness. The centre supports people who have been drinking for many years and while service users can continue to drink when they live at Aspinden Wood we work with them to find ways to reduce the harm caused by their drinking.  Many of our service users have chronic health problems and we provide a full personal care service to cope with this.  While at the service we offer service users many options for them to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.  This includes assistance to reconnect with their families, engage with the local community and working with them to give them back their dignity and self confidence. Purpose of Role To be the point of contact for advice, guidance and support on all aspects of the Aspinden Wood Centre contract and referral process to achieve appropriate and safe placement of patients. Main Responsibility Support the contracts, performance, finance and logistical referral process for the Aspinden Wood Centre, to assist in ensuring occupancy and performance targets are reached and the demands of stakeholders are met. Maintain comprehensive accurate record of funding arrangements for service users with commissioners – local authorities and others. This will include communicating with relevant parties both internal and external, preparing formal paperwork, debt collecting and updating databases. Collate and produce operational monitoring reports, as agreed at service level including returns and the maintenance of agreed databases. Provide a high quality administrative service including pre-admission contact, invoicing, petty cash, routine administration and liaison with Housing Association Support management in relationships with care managers, referrers and those relevant to the provision of care for our service users Contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined by CQC for all aspects of service delivery including service user involvement Provide reception cover within the duty office ensuring that all enquiries are dealt with efficiently and politely Promote a positive image of Equinox and Social Interest Group within the general public, voluntary an statutory organisations Maintain volunteer data base and complete pre-employment checks for new volunteers as defined by CQC Ad hoc admin for management, staff and service users, eg. holiday and sickness records, printing, photocopying, emailing, stationery purchases, etc. Ad hoc admin for management, staff and service users, eg. holiday and sickness records, printing, photocopying, emailing, stationery purchases, etc. 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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found here and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 24/09/2018



Co-production Co-ordinator

Department: Governance
Work Location: London, Brighton and Luton
Salary: 25,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Friday

Job description: Who we are and what we do The Social Interest Group (SIG) is new and innovative and was formed as a charity in 2014. Its sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good. We can offer charities that provide services for vulnerable people with the tools and support they need to run effectively and to help them to thrive and grow. We have looked to the most successful charities and organisations in the sector to consider how they use technology, processes and people and built upon these practices to deliver a unique way of working together. SIG wants the charitable sector to grow and thrive and believes that working together we can reduce duplication of effort and target resources towards the services themselves helping charities fulfil their articles of association and achieve their charitable aims. Purpose of the role: To set up and support the implementation and delivery of the group SUI strategy and increase service user involvement throughout the Group and ensure a good working relationship with the Group’s Operational and Central Services. To help develop and implement the Group’s Expert by Experience/Expert Panels programme and service user involvement strategy
  • To use monitoring tools for assessing effectiveness of the strategy
  • To help role out the strategy through the operational management structure
  • To help monitor the outcomes attained throughout the group regarding service user involvement
  • To help support and guide the Group Expert Forum
  • To help create central and local involvement activities and opportunities
  • To promote empowerment of service users by seeking appropriate training required by service users to fulfil their roles
Key activities:
  • Negotiate allocations of activities to be discussed by ExEs
  • Establish effective day-to-day close working with and support to Mangers within the Group
  • Develop and maintaining good working relationships with ExEs, providing pre-briefing and de-briefing to ExEs on activities they are asked to undertake
  • Identify and monitor gaps in ExE capacity and notify the relevant Manager(s)
  • Identify and highlight areas of good practice across the group
  • Escalate any issues of concern and ‘exceptions’ to the line manager as necessary
  • Quality monitor ExE inspection reports and ExE activities, providing feedback as necessary
  • Attend and support/guide Group Experts Forum, Expert panels and ExE events when required with focus on promoting and developing self-regulated meetings
  • Attend team meetings and Group wide general meetings
  • Contribute to the development of the ExE programme of work
  • Ensure a good working relationship with operational and central services
  • Co-ordinate training of service users to enable them to fulfil their roles
  • Any other duties as determined by the line manager
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found here SIG Application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.  Closing date: 02/10/2018



Community Forensic Mental Health Worker

Department: Penrose Jigsaw
Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8.30am to 9.00pm (Early, Mid & Late Shift) based on rota system

Job description: About The Service To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community. To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements. To work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.   About The Role KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • 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 primary RSW or Support Worker to named service users as designated by your line-manager
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support 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.
  • Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of Projects / Social Enterprise initiatives, training interventions, volunteering or work experience within Penrose
  • 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.
  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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 29/09/18



Universal Support Lead

Department: Synergy, Luton
Work Location: Victoria House, Victoria Street, Luton
Salary: £20,785
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Friday

Job description: About The Service Victoria House provides supported accommodation (including disabled access) for single males aged 18+. The service supports those with complex needs such as mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, substance misuse and offending histories by offering a supportive base to gain the skills and confidence to secure and maintain appropriate future living in the community – in the future through independent supported accommodation with the aim to move on within two years. Service Description for Synergy 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 18+ 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, through co-production and a joined up approach. Our work with service users takes place at locations to meet individual needs; within our Victoria House resource centre, 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.   About The Role ACCOUNTABILITIES:  
  • Continuously demonstrate respect, dignity and support of all service users, colleagues and external partner.
  • Undertake Triage and Assessment with potential new service users after they have been referred to Penrose Synergy.
  • Provide immediate support and crisis intervention to Priority 1 referrals
  • Create, develop and maintain support plans and risk management plans from the assessments completed.
  • Practically support service users to achieve items they have identified in their support plans.
  • Ensure all risk control measures are followed, and shared, as identified on the individuals risk assessment.
  • Ensure an appropriate level of work is completed (Priority 1) and available to a Support Officer when handed over for continuation of work with service users.
  • Comply with any required standards or procedures as detailed in the Organisation’s ISO9001 QMS.
  • Achievement of personal KPI targets and objectives.
  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:
  • Ensuring all individuals assigned to case load have a comprehensive assessment fully completed to a suitably high standard.
  • Create and implement support plans with Service Users with realistic and timed outcomes set by the individual.
  • Liaise with referral agencies in regards to multi-disciplinary approaches, either pre-referral or once engaged with the service.
  • To adhere to local procedures in regards to case management, including the transition from support worker to support assistant.
  • 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.
  • To understand and adopt the local and central organisational targets and objectives
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 14/09/2018



Performance and Data Coordinator

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Penrose Community Hub - Wembley
Salary: £26,669
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description: About The Service Penrose Criminal Justice Services are advertising for a Performance and Data Coordinator to support effective performance measurement and data accuracy across the service. The Penrose Criminal Justice Service work in partnership with the London Community rehabilitation Company and Local Authorities to support offenders through their journey ‘Through the Gate’. The custodial services support offenders prior to their release from a custodial setting, whilst the community services provide accommodation and rehabilitative support to those post release. We are looking for motivated staff who want to want to take an active role in the management of a team of data officers working across both custodial and community settings, work collaboratively with frontline officers and senior managers, and to develop new skills in the process. All team members receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of clients, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals. About The Role The Performance and Data Coordinator is responsible for the collation and analysis of contractual performance information. The role will work closely with Service Managers to provide an independent and effective quality and performance monitoring service for Penrose Criminal Justice services. This includes collating and producing data in respect of Penrose’s KPIs, assisting in highlighting the key findings and recommendations, assisting with the development of the Penrose Quality Management System and other performance measurement and monitoring systems. The role includes line management of administrative staff in prison and community settings with the aim of ensuring high standards of data quality and integrity and to support the running of informed and efficient services. The role will provide a contact point for queries related to data collection and usage of database systems and to support and maintain relationships between Penrose CJS and London CRC. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure accurate information is entered on to data collection systems for ourselves or our contractors
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data internal collection systems
  • Maintain positive relationships with our partners
  • Produce timely and accurate contractual performance reporting to senior management our partners and commissions, in particular London CRC.
  • Collate performance statistics for the services for comparison against KPIs and to support administration of our contracts and liaise with partner agencies as necessary.
  • Support the Service Managers in producing contractual data.
  • Produce timely monthly and quarterly reports assessing Penrose CJS performance against contractual service levels
  • Analyse Penrose and CRC data to identify areas of underperformance and evaluate underlying causes
  • Provide timely performance data for Penrose and SIG board reports
  • Monitor and report on Penrose CJS caseload volumes
  • Analyse outcome data to support marketing material, tenders, service reports and business plans as requested
  • Establish, maintain and develop effective recording and information system, as well as pro-formas and templates for reviewing and maintaining of services at both project level and organsational level as directed.
  • Maintain and develop data quality and reporting processes to support service delivery and evaluation
  • Line management of Prison Data Admin Support staff and Community Data Support Officers (DSOs) / Development of the Project / Community Liaison
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 21/09/2018



Service Manager

Department: Equinox- Ealing
Work Location: Marron House & The Solace Centre - Ealing
Salary: £34482.86 FTE
Contract: Permanent P/T
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri (negotiable)

Job description: About The Service Marron House is an 18 bed accommodation based service for men and women with enduring mental health issues. Service users have a range of secondary issues including offending histories, substance misuse and learning difficulties. The service uses a recovery based approach to support service to increase independence and improve their quality of life. The Solace Centre is an Out Of Hours peer support service which is open to anyone in Ealing who has experienced mental health problems. It is open evening and weekends and has over 80 members. Its aim is to provide a supportive community which reduces isolation and enables people to maintain a good quality of life in the community. About The Role As the Service Manager you will have responsibility for all aspects of managing the service efficiently and effectively. You will give overall leadership, direction and guidance to the staff and volunteers to enable the provision and development of high quality 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 needs, staff management, financial procedures and project management skills. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings, weekend working and on-call. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide high quality leadership and line management to front line staff across service provision
  • Undertake regular performance reviews and appraisals to promote positive people engagement, identify training needs and development opportunities
  • Participate in the selection and induction of new staff to ensure that they are aware of their duties and the policies, practice and values of Equinox and our partner agencies.
  • Ensure that all staff maintain high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to Equinox policies and procedural frameworks and those of our partner agencies.
  • Ensure that disciplinary, complaints and grievance procedures are appropriately managed, including the undertaking of investigations and the conducting of disciplinary interviews when required
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the workload of the team and ensure that all current performance and service standards are being met
  • Develop areas where volunteers are able to contribute to work with the service and ensure volunteers are effectively managed and supported.
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.    Closing date: 16/09/2018



Service Desk Analyst

Department: ICT
Work Location: Head office
Salary: £22,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5pm - Flexible

Job description: About The Service The Social Interest Group (SIG) is an innovative a charity formed in 2014. Incorporating Penrose Options and Equinox Care, our sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good. We can offer charities that provide services for vulnerable people with the tools and support they need to run effectively and to help them to thrive and grow. We have looked to the most successful charities and organisations in the sector to consider how they use technology, processes and people and built upon these practices to deliver a unique way of working together. SIG wants the charitable sector to grow and thrive and believes that working together we can reduce duplication of effort and target resources towards the services themselves helping charities fulfil their articles of association and achieve their charitable aims. Service Desk Analyst - About The Role The successful applicant will provide first line (helpdesk) technical support to staff, assisting them with hardware and software problems via phone, email or onsite and support the use of computing resources in the organisation.
  • You will be accountable for executing support activities to enable fault and request resolution within the agreed SLAs.
  • You will setup, deploy and maintain Microsoft windows desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
  • You will setup and maintain peripherals such as printers, copiers, scanners, external drives, monitors and audio/visual equipment.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Support Services
  • To provide technical support; answering support queries either onsite, via phone or email
  • To maintain a high degree of customer service for all support queries and adhere to all service management principles
  • To take ownership of user problems and be proactive when dealing with user issues
  • Set up and configure new desktops and laptops
  • Install authorised software on desktops and laptops
  • Ensure applications and OS updates on desktops and laptops are up to date
  • Carry out pro-active maintenance of desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
  • Troubleshoot and repair desktops, laptops and mobile devices
  • Work and liaise with suppliers and service providers to schedule and resolve faults as necessary.
  • Support employees on the use of computer systems and applications.
  • Create and maintain documentation of incidents, processes, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 us completed application form. 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 14/09/2018



Registered Service Manager (non-clinical)

Department: Brook Drive
Work Location: SE11 4TQ
Salary: £35,235.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Shifts (150 hours over period of 4 weeks) Days, nights, rota, 9am-5pm, Mon- Fri, weekends

Job description: About The Service Brook drive: Situated in Elephant and Castle, Brook Drive is an exciting, drug and alcohol detoxification centre, drawing on over 25 years' experience in recovery focused inpatient treatment. Managing complex care in partnership with SLaM, we provide a high level of clinical care while supporting our service users aspirations in improving their health and wellbeing and to become free from dependency About The Role Service Manager – Brook Drive Detox Centre There is now a rare opportunity for a new manager to lead the service, and build upon the service excellence that Equinox are renowned for. We are looking for a leader who is a decision maker, a listener, succinct communicator and advocate for change. With the integrity to manage a multidisciplinary team of nurses and recovery workers, you will be committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. If you have a background in substance misuse provision, QCF (NVQ) Diploma in Health and Social Care - Level 5 and an in-depth knowledge of CQC regulations then we would like to hear from you. Similar service experience at manager level is essential for this role. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide high quality leadership, coaching, support and line management to Team leaders
  • Develop and implement the operational programme for Brook Drive, ensuring that contract requirements and all quality and regulatory standards (e.g., CQC outcomes) are met. Ensure that all staff maintain high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to the organisations policies and procedural frameworks.
  • Form and maintain effective local links with commissioners, service users, carers, local community and other professionals to promote the service and Equinox.
  • Ensuring the appropriate application of HR Policies and Procedures e.g. sickness absence management processes code of conduct, disciplinary and grievance etc.
  • Manage staff supervision, appraisal, induction and probationary periods.
  • Ensure that innovative and personalised support is delivered with flexibility to meet service user needs and wishes.
  • Support and encourage Service User Integration / Volunteers / Peer Mentors within all parts of the service
  • Initiate and attend partnership meetings and work in partnership with the other agencies supporting the Services to improve and expand provision where possible.
  • Build and maintain close links and good relationships with local community groups and representatives ensuring that the local community has a good understanding of the purpose and working of the scheme and close neighbours of the Service are appropriately engaged.
  • To work with the Head of Services in the development of Business Plans for the Service, which reflects the objectives and performance expectations of the business and contract holders
  • To develop an understanding of local/regional trends, strategic direction and policy impact on existing service areas and insight for future regions/areas of development.
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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 us completed application form. 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: 31st August 2018



Recovery Worker

Department: Equinox- Ealing
Work Location: Ealing
Salary: £22059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7.5 hours weekdays 10am -6pm (Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri) 12pm-8pm (Thurs) No bank holidays or weekends

Job description: About The Service Cherington Road is a 5 bed Recovery Focussed (post detox) Hostel located in West Ealing. The hostel caters for both men and women medium support needs; history of alcohol / substance misuse 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 on going recovery goals. About The Role An exciting  opportunity has opened for a Recovery Worker at our Cherington Road abstinence based / homelessness hostel in the Borough of Ealing We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated enthusiastic and creative person to join our friendly team.  Someone with really strong communication skills and understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable clients, especially in relation to post detox recovery. You would be lone working but always connected to our friendly team who are based at the Churchfield Road project just up the road. the manager is also based at the site for two days of the week. The team that you would join are dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey. Key Responsibilities
  • 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 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, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.  Closing date: 7th Sep 18



Offender Resettlement Worker

Department: CJS
Work Location: HMP Pentonville
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am-4.30pm Mon-Thurs 8am-13.30pm Fridays

Job description: About The Service Penrose has been delivering effective Criminal Justice Services for over 40 years. In the last year we supported over 6500 offenders in London alone. From this work we know that too many prisoners leave custody without a job, training and/or a place to live. For this reason Penrose became a partner within the London CRC, ensuring that no offender was lost in the system. As part of the London CRC we aim to:
  • reduce reoffending
  • protect the public
  • ensure offenders’ awareness and accountability of the effect of crimes on the victims of crimes and the public
  • successfully rehabilitate offenders.
About The Role To successfully reduce reoffending, rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders back into the community. To deliver the “Getting It Right” resettlement programme within the prison setting. To finalise a cohesive resettlement plan generated from the basic custody screening parts 1 and 2. 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 MH Prison 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. Key Responsibilities
  • Adopt BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) ethos in its resettlement prisons.
  • Protecting the public and preventing future victims.
  • Work directly with prison staff to facilitate resettlement planning.
  • Complete a BCST 2 resettlement assessment with all offenders entering the prison.
  • Resolve the immediate resettlement need directly, or by ensuring referral of the resettlement need to a partner.
  • Provide resettlement advice and signposting to all offenders.
  • Within 12 weeks prior to release, you shall review the offender’s progress with the Resettlement Plan agreed during their induction into custody.
  • 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 four-week resettlement programme.
  • Ensure that the offender is designated to a named Responsible Officer within the cohort most relevant to their needs, with specific arrangements to support the allocated persons on the day of release organised according to individual need.
  • Work with other service providers to ensure its services complement existing provision in 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 accommodation, health, employment, finance and debt.
  • Resolve any immediate issues and revisit resettlement needs at the end of the custodial period.
  • Review of the resettlement plan and confirmation that the offender: has accommodation to go to; is returning to employment; or is being signposted to the relevant agencies providing employment or training opportunities post-release. Signposting will be provided for finance and debt advice, and to specialist support for offenders subject to domestic or sexual abuse; who may be or have been sex workers; and those needing specialist mental health or substance misuse support.
  • 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.
  • As part of the release planning activity, you shall arrange a mentor at the gate for the most vulnerable to relapse who do not have sufficient relational support; and a face-to face meeting between the offender resettlement worker and their Responsible Officer ( CRC) within one business day.
  • Ensure in the first 48 hours in the community is focused on achieving stability and meeting basic needs.
Why work with us?
  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, 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 an application form which can be found below and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.Closing date: 07th September 2018



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