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Job Reference: 6593
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: Custodial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £24,500 - £25,500
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: April 27, 2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Behaviour, Health  & Wellbeing and Development Caseworker

HM Prison Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary range : £24,500 - £25,500 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

G4S is a large and diverse company with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company who are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, innovative projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Behaviour, Health  & Wellbeing and Development Caseworker to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

The successful candidate will assist in taking forward the wider agenda of motivation, engagement and behaviour management focussing on motivating young people and supporting lifestyle change whilst promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. We require a motivated self-starter to coordinate, engage, encourage and support individuals to take personal responsibility for their health, wellbeing and development, sustaining change into the community. You will develop interventions for lifestyle, wellbeing and personal development. The job includes face-to-face work with the young people (15-17yrs old), prison staff, managers and prison departments and regimes, NHS services, Youth Offending Teams (YOT), community and voluntary sector agencies.

Key responsibilities will include;

Direct working with young people including maintaining a proactive response to young people while continuously providing positive options for behaviour change. Using a combination of motivational work, relationship building and a broad range of behaviour, lifestyle and therapeutic skills to engage young people to address their identified behaviours.

Inter-agency Work involving working with multi-agencies to embed the role and deal with their responses to managing young people in the criminal justice system.

Case Management of remand and sentenced young people in accordance with YJB National Standards.

Service Development Work including engaging with staff and young people with the aim of developing and delivering behaviour management and wellbeing programmes within a rehabilitative and child focussed setting. You will apply skills in health behaviour change and motivational interviewing techniques. This will include sourcing, developing and delivering appropriate interventions


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • NVQ or higher in a related psychology, health, recreation, or social care course 
  • Demonstrable experience of working within the public health, criminal justice, health, wellbeing, sport and recreation, education,  or social care sectors with a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.
  • A high level of adaptability and passion for delivering excellence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, staff, service users, families and professionals.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Access to own transport.
  • The ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
  • The ability to work as a member of a team.
  • The ability to work alone and the ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • The ability to understand and have a commitment to the principles of equality and diversity.

 

Desirable Skills

  • A relevant professional qualification e.g., Behaviour Analysis, Sports and Recreation, Social Work, Health, Probation, Community Work, Management.
  • Understand the principles of Health, Behaviour Change, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Knowledge of local services and geography.
  • Educated to degree level or can demonstrate sound and relevant academic/research based knowledge.
  • Welsh Speaker

 

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

HMP Parc is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.  You will be responsible for safeguarding the interests of children and adults who you come into contact during your work.  To fulfil these duties, you will be required to attend training and development to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse or individuals at risk, to follow local and national policy.

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

  


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