Overview

Salary: £24,408 per annum, rising to £25,104 per annum after 1 year and successful probation

Job Title: Out of Hours Intervention Worker – Approved Premises

Reporting to: Intervention Officer

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Interview date:TBC

About the Service/Department:

Approved Premises (AP) work with the highest-risk offenders and provide a vital element in public protection arrangements. AP offer a ‘stepping stone’ from prison to more mainstream community life with a level of contact, support and supervision that does not exist anywhere else in the probation service.

Residents are seen on a daily basis and staff become involved in the resident’s life to a very high degree: giving advice and offering support whilst exercising control and supervision, all the time liaising with the rest of the probation service and a wide range of agencies. This intense level of contact is what enables AP staff to monitor residents’ well-being, to tailor support and to be aware of their actions and changes in their behaviour in a way that no other intervention can.

The role of AP staff is to encourage and facilitate residents to do all that they can for themselves, rather than to do the work for them. AP staff are not employed to work for residents, but to empower and enable them to do things for themselves. AP staff do not organise most residents’ lives or time for them. Although some do require help in this aspect of their lives residents have freedom, including the freedom to make mistakes, even if there are negative consequences for them. Staff make residents aware of their responsibilities.

About the role

Working as part of a team and wider multi-agency service, providing support at all times and enforcement when necessary to offenders residing at the Approved Premises. In particular to monitor and encourage compliance, guide, advise and supervise residents, all the time ensuring that public protection is at the very core of all work carried out.

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

About you

  • The ability to engage and communicate effectively with others to provide a flexible and responsive approach
  • Being optimistic about the possibility of change and people’s capacity to change
  • The ability to learn quickly, gather information and make defensible decisions
  • The capacity to maintain firm boundaries, using authority legitimately whilst working pro-socially and positively with people
  • The ability to receive, process and accurately record detailed information, sharing it with others as appropriate and within the framework of confidentiality
  • An understanding of the emotional and behavioural impact of trauma and the ability to work with people who may be display a range of emotions, behaviours and communication challenges
  • The ability to work as part of a team, leading by example, taking a pragmatic, hands on approach to practical tasks such as cooking, gardening and other ‘household’ chores and leisure activities
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately

Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.

What Hestia offers

  • of 25days/195hours per annum plus 8days/62.4hours public holidays
  • (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9-month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
  • exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
  • including our Employee Assistance Programme with Clinical Supervision and Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL)
  • such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.

Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.

Please note
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.

This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.

We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.

We welcome application from individuals from all backgrounds, but particularly encourage applications from individuals from Black heritage or Brown (Asian) heritage backgrounds, due to identified underrepresented of these groups at our senior operational levels.

Guaranteed interview scheme

Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.

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