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Remand Service Coordinator BRIDGEND £34,000

Remand Service Coordinator

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £34,000 |
Posted: 29 Jan 2021 |
Closes: 26 Feb 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9583

Role Responsibility:

Remand Service Coordinator Young Person’s Unit

G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary  £34,000 per annum

Permanent Full-time (40 hours per week)

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, local Gym discounts, ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.

 

Within Custody and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. 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. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.

 

We now have an opportunity for a Remand Service Coordinator - Young Persons Unit to join our team at HMP Parc.

 

We are looking for a self-starter to support, lead, enable and develop case work approaches and interventions with young people remanded within the criminal justice context.  We are focussing on developing approaches to enabling insight and change, enhancing opportunities for positive action. The service remit is to work with the YOS, police, Social Services, Courts and others with CYPs being supported within the criminal justice system and to provide structured opportunity for lifestyle change.  You will support the quality assurance and performance aspects of the Remand service and work with a range of others to develop the service in line with agreed practice and legislative requirements. Your work will contribute to enabling staff to develop and deliver good quality, evidence based support which promotes health, well-being and sustained change. You will work with colleagues to understand and communicate emerging evidence about effective practice, drive innovation and support managers in enabling staff to undertake their casework and other interventions to a high standard. Importantly, this work will help to minimise the impact on communities of offending behaviour

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Drive innovation and work on the delivery and improvement of the referral and support system and associated interventions, contributing to developing effective practice, treatment and support pathways and the identification of gaps in the system.
  • Provide support and guidance to caseworkers involved in the assessment of immediate risks and dangers to service users and provide an appropriate response regarding relevant information and services.
  • Provide a trauma informed approach to your work and enable and ensure the development of trauma informed practice across the staff group.
  • Provide practice focused support to staff and model high quality practice in your own work
  • Work with caseworkers to drive practice which can influence behaviour change, providing information on differing models, types of support and services available for remand YPs.
  • Support caseworkers to utilise evidence based methods in both one-to-one and group settings to promote engagement in treatment services, encourage improved self-esteem, well-being and self-efficacy.
  • Participate in work aimed at bringing relevant research and academic findings to the service in order to inform practice development.
  • Attend the G4S Development & Innovation Group (DIG) and work with colleagues, peers and academics to coordinate relevant research projects.
  • Develop and facilitate service user and family/significant other involvement.
  • Promote collaborative working with staff in the Youth Custody Service, Social Services, Youth Offending Service, Police, local universities and relevant third sector organisations.
  • Encourage collaborative safety planning and recovery values to be embedded within service practice.
  • Weekend or evening working may be required to enable practice development.
  • Work flexibly and cross area to assist the Service Lead in the overall running of the resettlement and Safeguarding agenda. Monitoring staff casework to promote accurate and appropriate record keeping and ensure data reporting is maintained
  • Represent the service at local and regional events, meetings and other relevant settings.
  • Act as SPOC for the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). A framework for identifying victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, ensuring they receive the appropriate protection and support.

 

In carrying out the above duties, the post holder will:

  • Undertake all relevant training as requested.
  • Work flexibly to agreed hours to ensure the most appropriate level of service provision.  This may include weekend or evening working.
  • Take part in in appraisal, training and supervision processes.
  • Keep up to date with developments in services, legislation and effective practice relevant to the client group.
  • Contribute to ensuring safe systems of work and a safe environment.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.

 

The Ideal Candidate 

Essential 

  • Educated to degree level, with a relevant professional qualification e.g. Social Work, Probation, Youth work.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to CYPs including, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a context of behaviour change with an understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services and manage cases, including the most complex.
  • Leadership skills – centred on a track record of forming highly effective engagement/relationships in the workplace with staff and service users. 
  • NVQ or higher in relevant health, criminal justice or social care field.
  • Experience of working within the public health, criminal justice, health, wellbeing or social care sectors with an understanding of the need for and ability to engage effectively and 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.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Access to own transport and ability to drive.
  • The ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
  • Demonstrate sound and relevant academic/research based knowledge

 

Desirable 

  • Understand the principles of Health/ Behaviour Change, Cognitive Behavioural approaches, wider methods and theories relating to rehabilitation/recovery.
  • Knowledge of local services and geography.
  • Welsh Speaker.

 

 

 


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Educated to degree level, with a relevant professional qualification e.g. Social Work, Probation, Youth work.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to CYPs including, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a context of behaviour change with an understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services and manage cases, including the most complex.
  • Leadership skills – centred on a track record of forming highly effective engagement/relationships in the workplace with staff and service users. 
  • NVQ or higher in relevant health, criminal justice or social care field.
  • Experience of working within the public health, criminal justice, health, wellbeing or social care sectors with an understanding of the need for and ability to engage effectively and 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.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Access to own transport and ability to drive.
  • The ability to respond flexibly to the demands of the post.
  • Demonstrate sound and relevant academic/research based knowledge

 

Desirable Skills

  • Understand the principles of Health/ Behaviour Change, Cognitive Behavioural approaches, wider methods and theories relating to rehabilitation/recovery.
  • Knowledge of local services and geography.
  • Welsh Speaker.

 

If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll 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.

 

We encourage applications from Welsh speaking candidates.

 

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.

 

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 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 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


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