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Programme Facilitators - Crawley

Employer: Kent, Surrey & Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company

  • Reference: 12/02-62d
  • Published on: Tue 21/02/2012 13:29 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/03/2012 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full or Part time considered
  • Salary: £21,607 - £27,102 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Crawley

Band 3 – £21,607 – £27,102 pro-rata Full or part time considered

Hastings/Eastbourne, (Brighton and Crawley or Guildford considered)

As you’ll no doubt be aware, working in the probation service is varied, challenging and highly rewarding. To protect the public and reduce re-offending requires a service that is effective, professional and truly reflective of our mulit-cultural society.

Acknowledged as a high-performing service, the success of our probation teams speaks for itself in terms of motivation and focus. Our teams can boast two Butler Trust Awards during the past two years; recent successful completion of a pilot to go forward with Professional Judgement Contacts; the London Excellence Award; and both Team of the Year and Probation Champion of the Year at the 2011 Probation Awards.

Primarily you will be responsible for the delivery of the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme and other Offending Behaviour Programmes to offenders (as specified in Programme Manuals).

The programmes are delivered to groups of offenders to help them to understand their offending behaviour, and provide them with training and guidance to minimise their chances of re-offending. Some work may also be undertaken on a one-to-one basis.

The role requires you to work with the Offender Management Team and other agencies. Facilitators are required to evaluate on-going risk factors for individual offenders as well as contributing to the overall effectiveness of the programme delivery. This includes maintaining records on individuals’ performance and report writing.

Based in offices in Hastings or Eastbourne (we are also considering the possibility of positions based at Brighton, Crawley or Guildford) you will deliver programmes across the Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust. All facilitators are required to work 3 unsociable periods per week delivering sessions (this is likely to be evenings but could include a weekend day), in addition to some daytime sessions. Enhanced payments are made for working unsociable hours.

To succeed, you will need to be competent in working with challenging people who face difficult or demanding problems. It is essential that you have either a proven track record of running accredited offending behaviour group work programmes or a high level of Domestic Abuse awareness. An understanding of the role of the National Offender Management Service is desirable as would be any recent facilitation of Domestic Abuse group work programmes, although this is not essential as training will be given.

Qualified to a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade ‘C’ or above, including English. You will need excellent communication skills, a good level of IT and administrative skills and be able to prioritise effectively.

The closing date: Midday Wednesday 7th March 2012.

All short listed candidates will be expected to attend and pass the assessment centre prior to interview.

Assessment Centre date: 20th March 2012

Interview date: Week commencing 26th March 2012

Previous external candidates within the past 6 months will not be considered.

It is our usual policy to appoint at the starting point of the salary scale

Equal Opportunities

Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust actively pursues a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Full-time, part-time and job-share applicants welcome.

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