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Applications are sought from appropriately qualified and experienced staff to undertake a specialist probation officer role in Sexual Offending Resource Team. The post holder will be required to deliver strength based Accredited programmes to males who have committed sexual offences. Programmes include Horizon, I-Horizon and New Me Strengths which may include working with Learning Disabled and Challenged men.
Those who are interested in applying will need to be a qualified Probation Officer with experience of working with those who sexually offend.
The successful candidates would be required to undertake and successfully pass Core Skills and Programme specific training to become an Accredited programme facilitator.
Head of Cluster approval would be required to be released for training from current role with release date to be negotiated upon passing.
Previous group work experience would be of benefit but not essential.
Please note there are vacancies in both Greater Manchester and North West region.
Overview of the job
Post holders will undertake the full range of offender management tasks with offenders under supervision including assessment, sentence implementation and producing reports; utilising service procedures and practice directions to underpin professional judgement.
To assess and manage the risk posed by offenders to protect victims of crime and the general the public by:
• Providing information and advice to criminal courts, other criminal justice agencies and partner organisations
• Supervise offenders subject to community orders and licences and during custodial sentences
• Contribute to the management of risk
• Work with other agencies and groups to prevent crime and meet the needs of victims and offenders
In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they undertake.
The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.
Responsibilities, Activities & Duties
Probation Officers may be required to undertake any combination, or all, of the duties and responsibilities set out below.
• To provide professional advice and assessment, including written reports to courts, the Parole Board, other criminal justice agencies and partner organisations
• To undertake the full range of offender management tasks with offenders assessed at all levels of risk of serious harm including high and very high.
• To use computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales
• To ensure timely and effective referrals to, and relationships between, offender management, court teams, victim contact units, interventions, Approved Premises, prisons and external agencies to enhance positive outcomes, manage risk and reduce reoffending
• To attend professional meetings and represent the NPS at appropriate partnership forums e.g. MAPPA, MARAC
• To work collaboratively with colleagues, maintain effective team relationships and provide professional guidance and support to Probation Services Officer (PSOs) and other staff as appropriate
• To provide cover within your team and to other teams as required
• To undertake prison, home or other alternate location visits as required
• Respond to risk escalation requests raised by Community Rehabilitation Companies, determine risk level and if high risk (endorsed by a manager) decide on how this will be managed
• To deliver and co-lead accredited programmes commensurate with grade
• To conduct mandatory alcohol and drug tests as required, and to follow prescribed medication procedures
• Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies
• Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes.
• To work within the aims and values of NPS and NOMS
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under Job Evaluation and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.
Please refer to Job Description
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Developing Self and Others
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
• Access to learning and development
• A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance
• A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
• A civil service pension
• Annual Leave
• Public Holidays
• Season Ticket Advance
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