Interventions Group Worker
HMP Ashfield, BS16 9QJ
Full time, 37 hours
Fixed Term Contract
Salary: £29,217 Pro rata
HMP Ashfield is an adult male sex offender prison based in the village of Pucklechurch in Gloucestershire.
We have an opening for an Interventions Facilitator to join our team. The role will be on a temporary contract that will be ending in October 2024. The contract could potentially be extended but this would be dependent on business needs.
The key purpose of this role is to deliver high quality interventions to the trained standard. Complete thorough and in-depth session debriefs. Complete thorough and non-judgmental Post Programme Reports within the allotted week time scale. Promote a positive learning environment that is safe and secure to both staff and offenders.
As an Interventions Facilitator, you will be responsible for completing administrative tasks as required such as processing referrals, updating waiting lists, photocopying session materials, communicating with prison staff and external agencies regarding individual's progress on the programmes. You will be required to complete all pre and post session work associated with delivering programme sessions.
Some other key accountabilities will include:
-Attend regular supervision with the Treatment Manager.
-To assess Prisoners and recommend relevant programmes.
-Write Post Programme Reports for Prisoners who both complete and non-complete the programmes detailing progress and any identified further work.
-Attend and pass any/all training as required.
-Complete motivational work / assessment processes with Prisoners prior to commencing a programme.
-Prepare objectives and follow up work with Prisoners involved in programmes and provide additional support where necessary.
-Contribute to sentence planning and Parole process as appropriate for prospective group members and those who have participated in groups.
What you need to do the job:
You need experience of facilitating group work and / or experience of working with challenging client groups to be successful for this role. You should have evidence of some educational exams with reasonable results.
Training will be provided, however knowledge in some of the following areas would be an advantage:
-Some knowledge and understanding of psychological theory particularly of offending.
-Knowledge of the 'what works' literature in relation to reducing risk of reoffending.
-Knowledge of theories related to violent and / or sexual offending.
-Knowledge of responsivity and diversity issues when working with offenders.
-Knowledge of motivational techniques.
Meaningful and vital work - Using specialist behavioural analysis you'll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence offending behaviour.
A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you'll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression. We actively fund psychologists towards chartered and/or registered status and with ongoing CPD activities and look to promote from within.
Great people - You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team, who believe passionately in the value of our work. We promote an empathic and therapeutic approach, respecting individual differences and promoting self-efficacy.
What we offer
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
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