Vacancies

Recovery Worker Cherington Road – Ealing

Department: Equinox- Churchfield & Cherington
Work Location: Cherington Road – Ealing
Salary: £22,463.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm

Job description:

Recovery Worker

An exciting opportunity has opened for a ‘lone working’ 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 confident, 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) Shift pattern 10am-6pm Mon-Tues-Fri 12pm-8:30pm

 

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.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form Application-form-Equinox-SIG along with your CV, 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.

 

CV’s must come with a cover letter making reference to the person specification within the job description OR completed application form – CV’s without this will not be considered.

Closing date: 31/03/2019

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Residential Service Manager, Bedfordshire

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: Luton and Bedford
Salary: £29,000
Contract: 1 year fixed term until April 2020 - due to secondment
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9-5 with on-call and out of hours responsibilities

Job description:

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

Service Managers are responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of service quality, performance, and improvements are achieved. To support the Regional Head of Services within implementation and delivery of the contract. To Monitor the development of the service an contribute to the strategic direction of local services,  an  provide excellent leadership of the teams within their area of responsibility through embodying the values of the organisation.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Staff and Service performance
  • Service utilisation and void management
  • Service budget targets met or any discrepancies are accounted for
  • Identify and support applications for new business opportunities to achieve organic growth
  • Monitoring, reporting and the maintenance of quality standards
  • Initiating and developing relationships with statutory and non-statutory partners
  • Complying with any required standards or procedures as detailed in the Organisation’s ISO9001 QMS
  • Achievement of KPI targets and personal objectives
  • Service user feedback and satisfaction
  • Safety and maintenance of properties
  • Safeguarding and risk management within the services

 

Staff Management

 

  • Provide high quality leadership to all subordinates
  • Provide high quality line management to Deputy Managers
  • Take the lead in creating a positive and productive working environment, to improve and maintain the wellbeing of staff
  • 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 Penrose
  • Ensure that all staff maintains high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to the Penrose policies and procedural frameworks, along with leading by example with own behaviours
  • To identify and develop opportunities for staff progression opportunities
  • Ensuring the appropriate application of HR policies and Procedures in all services, e.g. sickness absence management processes code of conduct, disciplinary and grievance
  • Hold regular staff meetings and learning workshops with service staff
  • Ensure all relevant data is recorded in the correct timeframes using the appropriate electronic data system
  • Development and monitoring of a training plan across own services

(Further details on the role o be found on the attached Job Description below)

 

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.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, 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: 29/03/19

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Female Residential Support Worker – Days

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: The House, Luton
Salary: £20,785 pro rata
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Evening, Weekends ,rota over 7 days a week

Job description:

 

PROJECT DETAILS:

This is a project and will support 5 vulnerable women in a residential setting. The women being supported will have varying complex needs and support will include enabling the women to move away from harmful behaviours and influences gaining stability in their lives.

 

SUPPORT AND RESETTLEMENT:

 

  • 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 ensuring void targets are met.
  • Act as named support worker for service users as designated by the Team Leader / Service 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.
  • Deliver 1-1 and group support / interventions as required.
  • 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.
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary in emergencies.
  • Dealing with any disputes or emergencies.
  • Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Updating service user files with relevant 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.

 

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.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, 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: 29/03/19

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Concierge – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Concierge Worker will be responsible for managing the building to ensure that the accommodation provided to the service users is safe and secure through the provision of overnight concierge service, security and door control. This includes controlling access to buildings, being the first point of contact for all emergencies and carrying out Health and Safety checks and cleaning. Will respond proactively to service user requests and/or needs. To support Night Recovery Workers in the delivery of their daily duties and where required provide therapeutic support to the service users.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational

To provide basic first contact advice and security to service users and to contact the On-Call service/emergency services if appropriate and in-line with policies and procedures around accident and incident reporting.

To ensure a safe and secure environment, assisting to maintain high standards within the project by logging and recording any maintenance issues in accordance with procedures and assisting with maintenance of the building, furniture and fittings as appropriate.

To actively ensure the security of the building through regular Health and Safety Checks and the monitoring of CCTV systems.

To deal with emergency situations taking action in the event of a fire or other incidents and being responsible for calling emergency services in an appropriate manner.

To update appropriate records; i.e. inform maintenance logs and health and safety records.

To carry out the nightly duties on the cleaning rota within the building.

To work with night support worker to ensure adherence to communal living agreement signed by service users.

To treat service users with dignity and respect ensuring you remain calm and objective when dealing with difficult or problematic situations.

To participate in internal/external meetings as required, and attend training events, conferences and other functions as necessary.

 

 

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.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, 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: 01/04/19

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Deputy Manager – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £26,699
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

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

 

SERVICE DETAILS

Penrose’s FIPTS service works with individuals that have been assessed as having a high risk of re-offending. We do this in partnership with the FIPTS Community Team and the National Probation Service. Together we provide risk assessment, treatment and a safe environment for service user to learn new skills as well as test out things they learn through external sessions and therapies.

The support Penrose provides is individually designed to support service users build and foster healthy relationships, modify cycles of behaviour, reduce the risk of reoffending and to integrate them back into the community with a reduced reliance on local mental health resources.

Our FIPTS Residential Service comprises of six-bed high support unit for Men and a four-bed high support unit for Women. Our Women’s Service also contains a community Well Being Hub which welcomes Women from within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and supports them to develop independent living skills, learn new skills and enhance social integration.

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • To support the Service Manager and Occupational Therapist in the effective operational day to day delivery of the FIPTS four Bed High Support Women service
  • To oversee the operational delivery of the Well Being Hub for Women with Personality Disorder
  • To oversee staff induction, development and supervision
  • To coordinate referrals
  • To support staff to deliver quality and timely support to service users
  • To provide excellent management of the teams within their area of responsibility, through embodying the values of the organisation

 

Why with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/19

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Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

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

Job description:

 

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

 

JOB PURPOSE

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

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

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

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

Why with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/19

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Occupational Therapist – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £30,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

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

 

JOB PURPOSE

Working under the supervision of the service manager, and in accordance with specific organisational guidelines and protocols, the Occupational Therapist in partnership with other agencies in the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, will lead and provide specialist support in creating a supportive and therapeutic living environment for service users. Focussed work will be undertaken to support and enhance social integration and to develop independent living skills, which will enable service users to live fully independently.

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

Why with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/19

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Resettlement Worker – Waking Night, FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

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

 

JOB PURPOSE

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

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

SERVICE DETAILS

Penrose’s FIPTS service works with individuals that have been assessed as having a high risk of re-offending. We do this in partnership with the FIPTS Community Team and the National Probation Service. Together we provide risk assessment, treatment and a safe environment for service user to learn new skills as well as test out things they learn through external sessions and therapies.

The support Penrose provides is individually designed to support service users build and foster healthy relationships, modify cycles of behaviour, reduce the risk of reoffending and to integrate them back into the community with a reduced reliance on local mental health resources.

Our FIPTS Residential Service comprises of six-bed high support unit for Men and a four-bed high support unit for Women. Our Women’s Service also contains a community Well Being Hub which welcomes Women from within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and supports them to develop independent living skills, learn new skills and enhance social integration.

 

Why with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/2019

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Recovery Worker – Hove

Department: Brighton Women’s Service
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:

 

Service Details

Brighton Women’s Service is a brand new service launching on 1st November 2017. The project is residential and will provide 12 high / complex needs beds and 8 medium and lower needs beds. The service will have 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.

 

Experience

  • Experience of working in a supported living environment.
  • Experience of delivering person centred and recovery focused services to Service Users with mental health support needs, including complex needs.
  • Experience of developing and interpreting recovery plans and risk assessments.
  • Experience of working with other agencies and support services to achieve the best outcomes for Service Users.
  • Experience and understanding of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Experience and understanding of Women specific support services would be a distinct advantage.

 

Why with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/2019

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Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Akerman Rd

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

Job description:

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

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

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of care to service users with Personality Disorder and complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of service users, their carers and families.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of people with personality disorder, mental ill health and complex needs.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of the service and Penrose.
  • Provide support multi-disciplinary training and development, particularly in relation to the implementation of PIE.
  • Ensure that a therapeutic perspective is 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to 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: 01/04/19

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Residential Support Worker

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: Bridge House, Luton
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri - Hours cover 9am to 7pm depending on need of the service

Job description:

 

About The Service – Bridge House:

 

Bridge House delivers residential support to homeless families in Luton. The service has 7 units of accommodation that can comprise of:

–          Expectant mothers

–          Mothers with up to two children under the age of 10

–          Single women aiming to have guardianship of their children

 

Our service is designed to work with families to gain the valuable skills required to end the cycle of homelessness and enable future independently sustained living. Support is provided in a flexible, individualised approach so that families can progress in a way that suits both parent and child’s needs whilst in a safe and stable environment.

 

Assistance can range from basic interventions and guidance around resettlement and gaining/sustaining independent living to more intense support in areas such as

–          Domestic violence

–          Offending / Ex-offending

–          Mental health

–          Substance use

–          Parenting skills – Including Child Protection, custody arrangements, mediation, supervised contact

–          Safety in the home / family wellbeing.

 

Main Responsibilities of the role:

 

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

 

  • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.
  • Liaise with Luton Borough Council and external services ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in-line with Penrose’s Referral Policy ensuring void targets are met.
  • Act as named support worker for service users as designated by the Deputy and Service Manager.
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service Users, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Deliver 1-1 and group support / interventions as 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.

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, 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: 29/03/19

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Finance Manager

Department: Finance
Work Location: Social Interest Group Head Office – Highbury & Islington
Salary: £50,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday

Job description:

 

Oversight and monitoring of the finance team, ensuring processes are followed and issues identified and dealt with in a timely manner. The management of 5 direct reports within the finance team, including appraisal giving and objective setting in line with Group procedures.

 

Supporting the Director of Finance & Resources, Executive Management Team, and Heads of Service/Service Managers with financial information, advice and analysis as requested. Taking the lead on the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, and managing the year end accounts preparation and external audit process. Key point of contact with Trustees regarding financial performance with regular reporting and debate at a senior level.

 

This role will require hands-on technical capabilities and the ability to quickly assess and apply financial best practice. The successful candidate will need to act as both a technical lead and provide operational leadership to the team.

 

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.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email 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.

 

The deadline for completed applications is 11th March 2019.

Closing date: 11/03/2019

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Data and Performance Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: SIG Head Office, Islington
Salary: £22,865 rising to £24,000 after 12 months
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are advertising for a Data and Performance Officer, based at our Head Office in Islington, to support effective performance measurement and data accuracy across the service.

 

Penrose Criminal Justice Services coordinates and delivers custodial and community resettlement and supervision services for offenders across London as part of the wider Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The offenders being supported have a wide range of resettlement needs and have varying and sometimes complex needs.

 

The Community Team service is designed to deliver interventions and support to manage the community supervision orders of offenders released into the community that have received a prison sentence of less than 12 months. Support delivered is wide ranging and based on individual need. Our service supports the offender to adhere to and achieve the cohesive resettlement plan generated from the custodial resettlement team.

 

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

 

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

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email 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.

The deadline for completed applications is Monday 18th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Friday 29th March 2019.

Closing date: 18/03/2019

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Team Manager

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: East or South London
Salary: £32,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for two Community Team Coordinators.

1 x East London and 1 x South London.

 

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to less than 12 months to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our Responsible Officers are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

 

We are looking for two motivated members of staff who want to take an active role in the management of a team of frontline officers, and develop new skills in the process.

 

The role involves the remote management of a team of Responsible Officers who are based in CRC offices across East or South London and will therefore require travel to your teams designated offices, with 1-2 days per week spent at the Penrose Head Office in Islington, as well as some working from home.

 

As well as taking an active role in the management of the service, Team Coordinators are responsible for the support, supervision and development of a team of Responsible Officers. All team members receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of clients, which Team Coordinators will help to deliver. Penrose is committed to the continual professional development of all staff through additional training, supervisions and 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.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email 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.

 

The deadline for completed applications is 7th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Thursday 21st March 2019. 

Closing date: 07/03/2019

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Head and Specialist Lead for Mental Health Services

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: London
Salary: £45,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Job description:

 

The Social Interest Group is made up of charities who are experts in working with adults who have the most complex and chaotic lives; enabling and empowering them with the skills and resilience to live healthy and fulfilled lives. We are ambitious and creative and persistent in the way we work ensuring we achieve high impact outcomes in all we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven Specialist Lead to oversee our Mental Health and Wellness services with experience of change management to take our provision to the next level.  This newly created post is a key role – using your skills and experience you will develop our models of delivery, shape our strategy as well as define and promote best practice.

 

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your specialist knowledge as well as your coaching and empowering people skills.

Alongside the competitive salary you will also receive:

  • Continued professional development and training opportunities including attendance at national conferences
  • Up to 30 days annual leave
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (which includes financial and legal advice along with counselling and welfare support)

 

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.

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a covering letter along with your CV, including how you meet the job specification and experience 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 for submission of CVs is 6th March 2019.  Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closing date: 06/03/2019

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Peripatetic Responsible Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: London wide
Salary: £27,000 pa + travel expenses
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for a Peripatetic Responsible Officer to work across London. The aim of this role is to support the team by covering cases across London in instances of staff sickness, leave and/or staff vacancies.

 

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to less than 12 months to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. CROs are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

 

Experience of managing complex caseloads and statutory orders would be beneficial, as the role will be based in CRC offices across London, where you will provide frontline cover and be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your Team Coordinator and local Penrose team fortnightly, as well as attending full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six weekly basis.

 

Due to the nature of the role, extensive travel is expected. All Responsible Officers receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

 

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.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email 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.

The deadline for completed applications is Thursday 7th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Monday 18th March 2019.    

Closing date: 07/03/2019

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Housing Income Officer

Department: Housing
Work Location: Highbury & Islington
Salary: £28,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 9-5

Job description:

 

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 are currently seeking a Housing Income Officer to join our Housing Team based at our head office in Islington.

Our charities operate in a range of community-based supported housing and residential settings supporting adults with a history of substance misuse, drug & alcohol dependence, offending, forensic and complex mental health issues, homelessness from stabilisation through to recovery, and to support the transition to independent living in the community.

 

ROLE PURPOSE

The role will primarily be one to reduce bad debt and increase cash flow. Focus on the improvement of rent collection and mitigation for void periods. Coordination of income and housing management issues for satellite offices within the group as heavy emphasis will be on the improvement of reporting. Visiting service across the group is required in order to coach teams and resolve any issues within arrears or benefit accounts.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES

•Monitor tenant rent accounts on a weekly basis and coordinate rent arrears actions across the Group.
•Visit services across the group working independently 2/3 days per week and support Service Managers with training and guidance as and when required in relation to any Supported Housing management issues across the group
•Advise in respect of breaches of tenancy/licence agreements, including rent and service charge arrears, nuisance, harassment and misuse of property
•Work with Service Managers, Maintenance Coordinators and head landlords to ensure that void loss due to empty properties is minimised
•Ensure that correct notice periods are given and the benefit system is used in full to further mitigate void loss
•Take ownership or group management IT systems for non process functions of rent accounts. This will include setting up new residents onto the payment systems.
•To deal with reports of abandoned tenancies, squatters and unauthorised occupiers.
•Maintain appropriate records of work in accordance with the Group policies. Adapt and revise procedures and polices within the groups governance ensuring all quality and compliance measures are adhered too
•Assist with the preparation of cases for Court action and represent the organisation at Court and at evictions
•Communicate with Housing Benefit teams regarding appeals, overpayments etc.
•Liaise with partner landlords to ensure that each party is abiding to contractual obligations.
•Provide regular performance data and KPI’s. Preparing regular reports for the business.
•Implementing a former tenant debt recovery strategy including contract management of external debt collectors.
•Provide data for SHIP reporting.
•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.

To apply for this role, please read the job description and send a covering letter along with your CV, including how you meet the job specification and experience 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: 13/03/2019

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Brent – Recovery Worker

Department: Equinox Brent
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22,865
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.

 

Purpose of 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.

 

Experience

 

Experience of delivering a recovery focused service to vulnerable adults with support needs, including complex needs.

Experience of promoting diversity, dignity and equality.

Experience of lone working and working on one’s own initiative.

 

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.

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a complete the attached application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 15/03/19

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Complex Needs Night Recovery worker

Department: FOCUS Project
Work Location: Lynette Ave/ Cavendish Rd
Salary: £18,927.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Weekend on and weekend off; night shifts (Monday - Sunday)

Job description:

About Focus Project:

 

Our Focus Project is a resettlement support service for men with a mental health illness, history of offending and complex needs. The service is based across 5 sites in Lambeth and offers high, low and medium support depending on service user need. We support our clients to move on to independence or lower-supported accommodation for up to 2 years.

We work with our Service Users to develop their own recovery plan based around the SLaM and Lambeth support recovery model and Recovery Star. We enable this through a range of support programmes and work collaboratively with other organisations within the borough to help our Service Users to reintegrate into the community.

We reduce and minimise risks of re-offending and keep the community safe.  Our early intervention in the management of mental health relapses reduces the cause of long term hospitalisation.

 

Job Purpose:

 

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.

To provide cover to the service at night; ensuring the safety of the residents and the building.

 

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.

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a complete the attached application form Penrose-Application-Form W and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 15/03/19

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Brent Stepdown -Recovery Worker – Waking Night

Department: Equinox Brent
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22.059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Waking night staff to work nights plus attend team meetings. Mon- Fri, alternate weekends

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: 15/03/2019

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Day Complex Needs Recovery Worker

Department: Focus Project
Work Location: Lynette Avenue and Cavendish Road
Salary: £22, 865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Sunday -Weekend on and weekend off; earlies; mid shift's

Job description:

 

About The Project

Our Focus Project is a resettlement support service for men with a mental health illness, history of offending and complex needs. The service is based across 5 sites in Lambeth and offers high, low and medium support depending on service user need. We support our clients to move on to independence or lower-supported accommodation for up to 2 years.

We work with our Service Users to develop their own recovery plan based around the SLaM and Lambeth support recovery model and Recovery Star. We enable this through a range of support programmes and work collaboratively with other organisations within the borough to help our Service Users to reintegrate into the community.

We reduce and minimise risks of re-offending and keep the community safe.  Our early intervention in the management of mental health relapses reduces the cause of long term hospitalisation.

 

About The Role

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.

To provide cover to the service at night; ensuring the safety of the residents and the building.

 

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 CNRW or Link Worker to named service users as designated by your line-manager
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual recovery and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the Service users using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration.
  • Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of Service / 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
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance at night, with the support of the on-call manager if necessary in emergencies.
  • Dealing with any disputes or emergencies.
  • Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Updating service user files with relevant 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.

 

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 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: 15/03/2019

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SWAY – Team Leader

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: Southampton Way
Salary: £28,624.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7.5 hrs per day/rota based Mon-Sun; early/late

Job description:

About The Role

 

Southampton Way is a 14 bed accommodation based service for men 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.

 

Purpose of Role

Contribute to the management of the Service and the provision of a responsive and high quality service. Provide effective support and supervision for staff in order to achieve full contract and regulatory compliance and deliver an effective, recovery-focused service.

 

Main Responsibility

Support the implementation of the operational programme for the Service, ensuring that contract requirements and all quality and regulatory standards are met.

Form and maintain effective local links with partner agencies (e.g. care managers), service users, carers and the local community

Provide effective support and supervision to the staff team to ensure that the performance standards and policies and procedures are fully implemented

Maintain up to date knowledge of best practice and legal requirements in relation to the provision of recovery focused accommodation services for people with complex needs.

Contribute to the strategic and business plans of Equinox.

 

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 Application-form-Equinox-SIG 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: 08/03/2019

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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: On Going

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