Senior Safeguarding and Resettlement Manager BRIDGEND £40,916.15

Senior Safeguarding and Resettlement Manager

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £40,916.15 |
Posted: 19 Aug 2019 |
Closes: 9 Sep 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8040

Role Responsibility:

Senior Safeguarding and Resettlement Manager

HMP Parc, Bridgend

Salary : £40,916.15 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week with additional hours likely to be necessary under certain conditions)

G4S Custodial and Detention Services is the leading private provider of prison services in the UK and manages five prison establishments in England and Wales.
HMP & YOI Parc is one of the largest and most complex prisons in the country, holding in excess of 1,600 convicted and remanded adults and young offenders.  It has a dedicated area of the prison for Children and Young People comprising of two units which hold up to 60 young people aged under 18.
Our vision is to create an environment for young people to be safe, develop resilience and have access to help and support throughout their time with us. Through supportive relationships, we build respect, trust and provide positive experiences of work and leisure. We will strive to protect the rights of young people and help them to navigate barriers to achievement, promoting the strengths that enable young people and their communities to thrive.
We are looking for a Senior Safeguarding & Resettlement Manager to join our team on the young person’s unit at HMP & YOI Parc in South Wales.  It is essential that you have experience of the criminal and youth justice system and have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and challenging setting.
You would be managing a team of three direct reports to support delivery on the young persons and a 70 strong employee base as well as providing cover in the absence of the Head of the Unit.
The successful candidate will need to evidence excellence in relevant areas, an understanding of contractual compliance as well as an in depth working knowledge of legislative requirements.
As an experienced manager, it is essential that you are a dynamic and engaging individual who shares our ethics and values and can win the hearts and minds of the teams to deliver an innovative, caring and robust service to young people, employees and the customer.
Key Accountabilities
  • Support the development of a culture where all the aspects, of our approach support rehabilitation, contributing to the YPU being safe, decent, hopeful and supportive of change, progression and helps young people desist from, crime. Helping to make everyone feel safe from physical and verbal violence and abuse and a place of decency, where everyone treats each other with respect and young people’s basic needs are understood and met.
  • Manage the safeguarding agenda and welfare of children, identifying, promoting and developing good practice. Draw on learning from across the youth justice system to improve safeguarding practice.
  • Manage the resettlement of children, identifying, promoting and making known good practice. Draw on learning from across the youth justice system. To improve resettlement practice and outcomes for children.
  • Provide clear direction to the youth services workforce that enables their development and provides a framework within which first class performance is the norm and innovation is a fundamental part of the culture. Coaching and support staff to maximise their performance and ensure values, ethical standards, equality and diversity policies and procedures and contractual requirements are met.
  • Develop effective Partnerships, sharing knowledge and expertise in the spirit of stimulating reform and being inclusive of others. Maintaining relationships with other child-focused stakeholders for the benefit of children and their communities. Encourage collaboration between departments working towards the reduction of ‘young peoples’ risk and to ensure adherence to operational policies relevant to the safety and security of young people, staff and visitors.
  • Actively support and advocate the voice of children, young people and their families, ensuring they are at the center of decision-making. Ensuring that services design and development have the effective and ongoing involvement of young people.
  • Case management and transition of young people that considers risk, safeguarding and resettlement, in order to reintegrate young people effectively into the community, in conjunction with partner agencies. Ensuring information sharing supports timely and appropriate decision making, which is based on individual need and prevents harm, supporting wellbeing.
  • Identifying and supporting young people with substance misuse issues. Supporting through specialist substance misuse assessment and access to the appropriate intervention and treatment services, with their aftercare needs met on return to the community. To ensure that all young people leaving custody can access suitable and sustainable accommodation Education, Training and Employment, with support where appropriate, in conjunction with partner agencies.
  • To ensure that all young people in custody have access to suitable and sustainable general and specialist healthcare services, based on individual need, so that problems are identified, assessed and treated at the earliest opportunity and in the most appropriate manner.
  • To ensure that families of young people in custody receive timely, high-quality support and information, from the point of entry into custody and throughout the young person’s sentence.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture to maintain recognition as a British Safety Council 5 Star business unit.
  • To provide day to day oversight and support to the operation on the young person’s unit, including Adjudications, investigations, absence management and staff conduct issues.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills
  • Professional and articulate with demonstrated effectiveness in implementing services.
  • Experience and knowledge of Criminal Justice and Youth Justice Processes.
  • Good knowledge of resettlement of young people within Youth Justice.
  • Experience of working in partnership across statutory, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding legislation and Practice.
  • Ability to manage and utilise information systems and devise action planning structures to guide work.
  • Good understanding of young person’s case/risk management structures in prisons and Through the Gate.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills.
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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