INTERVENTIONS ALLIANCE is a division of Seetec and will be delivering CFO Activity Hubs. The Activity Hubs project is funded via the HM Prison & Probation Service Co-financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). We offer tailored support for offenders who, due to their multiple or complex barriers are unable to access or fully benefit from mainstream services. The programme, available following release from prison and to those serving community sentences, has dual aims – to increase effective engagement with core probation services and to encourage participation in activities to help individuals lead law abiding lives. Participants are enabled to access tailored support, appropriate to their individual circumstance and assessed needs. The activities include a holistic range of social, creative and group activities and the opportunity to interact with positive role models and peers.
Attendance is voluntary and there is no statutory or any other form of compulsion. To facilitate participation, a key focus will be on providing a warm, welcoming and enabling environment. CFO Activity Hubs provide a safe and supportive space where participants can, and most importantly want to engage. Hubs are placed in the heart of local communities, involving local organisations and/or community representatives, to increase integration and the availability of local support for participants.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of activities to enable participants, to engage with support available through existing provision. Ultimately, the aim is to address barriers to work and/or equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to desist from offending and successfully reintegrate into to their local communities.
Join our team as a Senior Support Worker to deploy, motivate and lead on the provision of resources to support hub activities. You will lead and inspire a team of Support Workers to deliver high quality performance that meets CFO contractual requirements, so experience of managing a team is essential.
Our successful candidate would ideally have a qualification in Probation/Social Work or similar, however we would also love to hear from you if you have recent criminal justice sector operational knowledge or experience.
We need your excellent communication skills, including negotiating and influencing to achieve results. You will also have the ability to engage with individuals who have experienced disadvantage and/or have multiple complex needs.
* Lead the creation and provision of an inclusive culture, in which CFO Activity Hub participants are enabled to fulfil their potential and desist from crime
* Deputise for Hub Manager in their absence, ensuring the smooth running of the hub
* Build a team of skilled operational staff
* Develop a high-quality performance culture in which professional standards are upheld
* Undertake Key Worker responsibilities for a small caseload of participants who may pose a high risk/have more complex needs
* Oversee the operational management of risk, providing a safe environment for participants, staff and visitors
* Establish positive stakeholder relationships
* Ensure all safeguarding and compliance polices and procedures are followed
Skills & Experience
* Diploma in Probation Studies, Social Work or equivalent is desirable
* Recent criminal justice sector operational knowledge / experience
* Team leading
* Risk management
* Motivational, interpersonal skills and communication skills
* Mentoring/coaching staff
* Able to key work a small caseload
* Motivational and desistance approaches to reducing re-offending
* Organisational skills
* Evidence of achieving performance targets
Salary: £33,065 – £38,900 per annum (dependent on experience)
Hours: The core hours are Monday to Friday between 10 and 4, and some work may be required in the evening and/or Saturdays to total 37 hours per week. We operate a flexible working policy to reflect the flexible opening times of the Hubs and for the benefit of employees.
Closing Date: 8th December 2020
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, Eye care scheme, Access to wide range of local and national discounts.
In light of Covid 19 all interviews will be undertaken via Microsoft Teams
Seetec – Interventions Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share and uphold this commitment in conjunction with the requirements of the Prevent Duty and the positive promotion of modern British values.
Dependent on the role applying to you may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec – Interventions Alliance support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway. Our full policy statement of “Ex-Offenders” can be found on our website under” About us”
Seetec – Interventions Alliance is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
The Activity Hubs project is funded via the HM Prison & Probation Service Co-financing Organisation (HMPPS CFO). HMPPS CFO is a European Social Fund resettlement support programme which delivers projects aimed at improving employability, which are seen as key to changing lives and reducing reoffending.
If you need any further information please contact our Recruitment Team (phone number removed)