Occupational Therapist

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £34,494
Contract: Permanent (part-time 4 days per week)
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (Negotiable)

Job description:

Penrose Options is opening a brand new Forensic Mental Health Step-Down Service in Croydon which is launching on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist for a part-time role (4 days per week) to provide an Occupational Therapy service within a residential Mental Health setting in Croydon with the aim of supporting the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre.

We support adult males, females, young people and individuals on the autistic spectrum living with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

Penrose’s Options mission is: “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

Main Responsibilities of the role

    • Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of highly specialist therapeutic care to clients with complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.
    • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of clients, their carers and families.
    • To work with adult patients with severe and enduring mental illness and to identify Occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, Implementing, analysing and interpreting specialist Occupational Therapy tools to support successful move on to independent living.
    • To manage and prioritise a varied and complex caseload.
    • To plan and implement patient centred individual or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
    • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
    • To apply a good level of understanding forensic mental health and provide training and advice on lifestyle changes and adaptations to the patient’s social and physical environment.
    • Develop new interventions that enhance patients’ skills development and social inclusion as well as provide support and leadership to Support staff.
    • Provision of workshops, PIE training and support with implementation plans of PIE
    • Keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses.
    • Take an active role in clinical audits as required

Applicants must

 

  • Hold a degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Be able to evidence continuing professional development within OT
  • Be able to demonstrate evidence- based practice and training relevant to the role
  • Have a working knowledge of risk assessment and risk management
  • Be aware of the Social Inclusion agenda

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Forensic Mental Health Psychology and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to lead our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Director and Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures. 

Closing date: 1/6/18

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Clinical Psychologist

Department: Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health
Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £48,631 (pro rata 0.8)
Contract: Permanent (part-time 4 days per week)
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Mon- Fri

Job description:

Penrose Options is opening a brand new Forensic Mental Health Step-Down Service in Croydon which is launching on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking a Clinical Psychologist for a part-time 0.8 (4 days per week) role to provide psychological input into the delivery of the Croydon Services with the aim of supporting the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM). We operate from our main high and medium support hub which is based near Croydon centre

We support adult males, females, young people and individuals on the autistic spectrum living with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis from stabilisation through to recovery, and support the transition to independent living in the community.

Penrose’s Options mission is: “To ensure we deliver high quality support, health and social care through prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation at the point of need”.

 

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • Provision of psychological input into the delivery of the service at Croydon Services
  • Taking a leadership role in the implementation of a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) at Croydon Services
  • Leadership on PIE across the Adult Pathway with the service manager and Penrose PIE lead.
  • Provide highly specialist psychological assessment of clients with highly complex conditions based on the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of data from a variety of sources, which may include neuropsychological testing.
  • Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of client harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the client. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.
  • Undertake risk assessment and risk management for individual clients and provides specialist advice to other professionals on psychological aspects of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Formulate plans for highly specialist psychological therapy and/or management of clients’ mental health conditions based upon an appropriate conceptual framework and evidence-based practice. Negotiates the implementation of such plans with clients and/or their carers.
  • Undertake highly skilled evaluations and makes decisions about treatment options.
  • Facilitate decision-making by planning and mapping processes/interventions with members of the team to determine the most appropriate treatment modality or service for clients.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses, and a range of other CPD activities, and to ensure that a log is kept of this in line with HCPC requirements.
  • Take an active role in clinical audits as required
  • Develop proposals and undertake service evaluation and research
  • Engaging multiple stakeholders in the service work including Service Users and/or carers

 

Applicants must

  • Hold a post-graduate doctoral level training in applied Psychology (or its equivalent) as accredited by the BPS including models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology.
  • Have post-doctoral training in one or more additional specialised areas of psychological practice
  • Have HCPC registration as an Applied Psychologist with Chartered Status
  • Be trained in clinical supervision and the supervision of doctoral trainees
  • Have experience of working as a qualified applied psychologist within the designated service including a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and a range of clinical severity across a range of care settings.
  • Be able to show evidence of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients’ psychological care as a care coordinator within the context of a multidisciplinary team.

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Forensic Mental Health Psychology and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to lead our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Director and Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 1/6/18

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Workforce development and Human resource consultants

Department: N/A
Work Location: London or office based with occasional travel to locations across the SIG group
Salary: £450 per day excluding VAT
Contract: 3 to 6 months
Hours per week: Approximately 16 hours per week for the duration of the contract
Shift pattern: N/A

Job description:

The Social interest Group

Workforce development and Human resource consultants required for a six month project.

The  Social Interest Group (SIG) are looking for experts in Human Resources (HR) and Workforce Development (WFD) to undertake a review of our HR and workforce development functions, develop a workforce strategy as well as a pay and reward strategy. We want to ensure that our internal human resources and workforce development functions are robust, compliant and able to service the needs of the SIG group.

We are looking for expressions of interests from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to undertake the following:

  • Review our HR and WFD department and make recommendations for a revised structure.
  • Review our HR and WFD practices and policies to ensure they comply with relevant regulatory bodies and ensure they are fit for purpose
  • To develop a group wide workforce development strategy that takes into account internal and external drivers.
  • To support and advise the HR and WFD team with implementation of recommendations as they are approved.
  • To undertake a salary review that is benchmarked across the sector.
  • To develop a pay and reward strategy

We are looking for individuals or a consultancy firm who are dynamic, highly experienced knowledgeable and with a strong evidence based track record.

Location

London or office based with occasional travel to locations across the SIG group

About the SIG

SIG provides the back-office and governance support to its member organisations, including Equinox Care and Penrose Options; supporting them to deliver best quality services to our clients who may be vulnerable and disadvantaged through substance use, mental ill health, criminal histories or homelessness. We expect first-class support systems to support our people deliver effectively and you will be supporting a central team who role it is to ensure we have the right resources, services and technological solutions across the business.

Period:

Approximately 2 days per week over 3 to 6 months

Rate:

£450 per day excluding VAT

Specification

The specification has been divided into two distinct areas as we require consultants with specific skills for each aspect of this work.

We require a Workforce Development consultant to carry out the following:

  1. Review all HR and WFD policy and practice to ensure we are operating within legal and best practice frameworks, and develop a culture that encourages positive HR /staff /management relationships. Our aim is for SIG to be employer of choice in our sector.
  2. Review of the HR functions within the group to ascertain if the current structure is the best fit for the group, and make recommendations for a new structure (depending on the outcome of the review).
  3. To develop a workforce strategy that will support the group in meeting its aims. The strategy will need to include key internal and external factors that will shape the strategy, recruitment and retention, and a workforce plan.
  4. To carry out a review of the systems and tools we have in place to support the HR and workforce functions. For example payroll, recruitment, training and training evaluation, staff surveys. The consultant will be required to make recommendations and work with the SIG group to implement any new tools.
  5. To carry out a skills audit of the HR team and make recommendations for any training, development or coaching required – enabling the team to build on existing skills and knowledge to effectively support their HR functions.

 

We require a HR consultant with Pay and Reward experience to undertake the following:

  1. To undertake a review of the payroll and pensions functions to assess if the current model best meets the groups needs and make recommendations, which may include outsourcing.
  2. To undertake a salary review benchmarking against the sector and make recommendations.
  3. To undertake an audit of our regulatory framework with regards to payroll and pensions and recommend any improvements.

 

How to express your Interest.

If you are interested in delivering these projects then please send in an expression of interest with the following:

  1. Provide details of the experience you have that meet the requirements for the specification – a maximum of four sides of A4 for each specification area, e.g. a separate one for the Workforce Consultancy and a separate one for the Pay and Reward Consultancy.
  2. An up to date CV of the consultant(s) who will be undertaking the work.
  3. Reference contact details and a brief description of three recent projects you have undertaken of this nature.
  4. How you would propose undertake the work.
  5. Your availability

The closing date for expressions of interest is: 15th June 2018

Please send in your expressions of interest to: leo.downer@socialinterestgroup.org.uk
If you have any queries regarding this consultancy project then please email: leo.downer@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.


Forensic Mental Health Service Manager

Department: FIPTS
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £34,517
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday- Friday / 9am-5pm

Job description:

Penrose Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS) provides effective and meaningful assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders which cause them to present a high risk of sexual or violent offending behaviour directed toward others who have been or are involved with the criminal justice system. The service aims to reduce and manage the risk presented by clients in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology and associated suffering and distress. It also aims to increase pro-social and adaptive behaviours in the areas of relationships, employment, education and community integration and promote independence and improved quality of life.

We are currently seeking an inspiring Service Manager to lead and manage our FIPTS service based in Brixton.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • To develop the service provisions, to ensure best practice and leading edge services are available to service users
  • To work in close conjunction with the other agencies supporting the Service to improve the services and expand provision where possible
  • Promote the Service through participation in inter-agency forums and attendance at other functions where appropriate and as directed by the Head of Services.
  • Provide leadership and line management to staff
  • Responsibility in conjunction with Deputy Managers for ensuring all staff have appropriate personal development plans, and are appropriately supported to achieve the plans targets / interventions.
  • Ensure that staff maintain high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to Penrose policies and procedural frameworks.
  • To ensure that all statutory records are accurately maintained and available for inspection upon request from the appropriate authorities.
  • Ensure that adequate staffs are on duty at all times, and that appropriate staff rotas have been prepared and that arrangements are in place for the use of locum workers if required.
  • Ensure that all Service Users have an assigned MHRW and appropriate Recovery plans have been provided monitored and reviewed at regular intervals.
  • Ensure that the Support / Recovery Planning meetings take place every three months or as required.
  • Responsible for the planning and maintaining the Service’s budget and report on budget variances
  • Responsible for providing on time reporting and submission of information to Central Office functions, such as training record updates, performance statistics for KPI monitoring, Quality & Performance quarterly and payroll returns.

 

Applicants must

  • Hold an NVQ Level 4 in Health & Social Care or professional equivalent
  • Have a proven track record of staff management within a mental health setting
  • Direct experience of working in reintegration and rehabilitation services or similar services
  • An excellent understanding of the needs of offenders who may also have a mental health or substance misuse problems
  • A sound knowledge and practical application of key legislation – Equality and Diversity, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care and Housing and H&S

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Mental Health Service Management and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join and manage our FIPTS team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 22/6/18

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Floating Support Workers

Department: Penrose Community Links
Work Location: Lewisham / Lambeth / Camden
Salary: £11.43 per hour
Contract: Bank
Hours per week: 8-37 Hours per week (flexible)
Shift pattern: Various

Job description:

Penrose Community Links is an organisation which provides intensive floating support to people who have a diagnosis of mental ill health. This includes those who are experiencing psychosis, display behaviours that challenge, and/or those who have a forensic history.

Penrose Community Links is seeking to appoint Floating Support Workers across Camden, Lambeth and Lewisham. In this role you will be responsible for playing a vital part in providing home care to vulnerable adults with mental health issues or other complex needs. This will include personal care and domestic help, assisting service users to engage with the community and access community services. You will be encouraging independence and improving the skill sets of clients. You should be able to build professional relationships with service users, and develop unique approaches to achieve person centred care. Please note that this role will require you to travel within a designated area and to multiple locations

 

Main responsibilities of the role

  • Provide home care to vulnerable adults with mental health issues or other complex needs, including personal care and domestic help.
  • To assist service users to engage with the community and access community services.
  • To encourage independence and improve the skill sets of service users.
  • To build professional relationships with service users and develop unique approaches to achieve person centred care.
  • Involve service users as much as possible in exercising choice, control and timing of their support.
  • Assist service users to attend appointments, training courses and expand on any other interests they might have.
  • To document the care delivered in a professional and sensitive manner
  • To report and escalate concerns about service users in a safe and timely manner to the appropriate team.
  • Contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined by CQC for all aspects of service delivery.

 

Applicants must

  • Hold an NVQ / Diploma level 1 or above in Health & Social Care
  • Have relevant experience of working with individuals who have; diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, offending behaviour
  • Experience of working with Vulnerable Adults who may have mental health issues / Physical Disabilities / challenging chaotic behaviours
  • Experience of providing personal care tasks which ensure the dignity choice, privacy, independence, fulfilment and personal goals of the services user
  • Have a working knowledge of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and guidelines on consent (DOLS)

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for providing outstanding Domiciliary Care and wish to work with a growing organisation with multiple opportunities then this could be a perfect opportunity for youIf you would like to join the Penrose Community Links team then please apply TODAY by emailing your CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on Monday 4th June 2018 at our Head Office in Islington where you will meet our Service Manager and learn about the role in more detail so please ensure you are available on this date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures

Closing date: 22/5/18

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Mental Health Night Recovery Worker (part-time)

Department: Penrose New Hope
Work Location: New Cross
Salary: £9,463.6
Contract: Permanent (part-time)
Hours per week: 18.75
Shift pattern: shift-based

Job description:

Penrose New Hope based in New Cross, Lewisham is a 24-hour, specialist service which supports male adults who have a diagnosis of mental health, substance misuse and offending history. The team at New Hope provides high levels of support to help the Service Users to reintegrate back into the community by developing techniques to help reduce the factors that lead to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour.

We are currently seeking passionate and motivated Night Recovery Worker to join our team on a part-time basis (18 hours per week).

Main Responsibilities of the role:

  • To develop and sustain therapeutic relationships with service users of the New Hope Service within the agreed care plans.
  • To work at all times within the policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures at all times.
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance at night, with the support of the on-call manager if necessary in emergencies.
  • To provide practical and emotional support to all service users of the Service, ensuring that they are treated with respect and dignity at all times.
  • To act as mentor for named service users as designated by the Service   Manager and in this role contribute to the development of care plans and their subsequent reviews.
  • Maintain and collate a range of accurate monitoring information in relation to client work and other activities.
  • Manage service user’s files, ensuring that they are kept up to date, and contain information required in accordance with relevant statutory and organisational policies.
  • To undertake any other administrative tasks as part of the regular waking night duties
  • To ensure that you are fully conversant with all aspects of the Service ’s Health & Safety Policy, and related policies and procedures dealing with issues of aggression, emergencies etc. Take individual responsibility with other staff for the personal health and safety of all people working, or visiting the service.
  • To positively promote an environment within the New Hope Service   that respects the different ethnic cultures of the service users and colleagues.

 

Applicants must:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 1 or 2 in Health & Social Care or professional equivilant
  • Have experience of working with Service Users with a history of mental health or substance misuse issues
  • Have experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional agencies
  • Have an excellent understanding of the housing and social needs of service users with complex needs including knowledge of legislation relating to Social Care, Housing and Criminal Justice and Mental Health.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Mental Health recovery and wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for youIf you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the exciting new challenge ahead so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.  

Closing date: 8/6/18

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Floating Support Worker x 3

Department: Penrose Synergy Luton
Work Location: Luton
Salary: £16,262
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (8-4pm / 9-5pm / 10-6pm)

Job description:

Penrose Synergy service in Luton helps people across the whole social care needs spectrum, from homeless people, people with mental health needs, drug and/or alcohol issues to those at risk of offending. It provides floating support to vulnerable individuals to enable, empower and encourage them to develop the skills and tools to manage their accommodation, tenancies and health and wellbeing, using a collaborative approach.

 

We are currently seeking 3 Floating Support Workers to join our team in Luton who provide a community-based support service to vulnerable adults with a range of needs including diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, offending behaviour

 

Main responsibilities of the role

  • To provide emotional and practical information, advice and support to address: housing, welfare benefits, employment, training and education and mental or physical issues
  • To ensure that Service users are encouraged to explore and maximise their skills and choices. They will also work to build self confidence, self esteem and self reliance.
  • Support the team in delivering all aspects of support as appropriate to the individual needs of the Service User.
  • Support Service Users to meet their support plan targets, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills or the confidence to meet them. Help to ensure Service Users are engaged and involved with the services provided.
  • Through coaching and support, build the client’s confidence to carry out tasks for themselves, focussing on the skills that support the individual’s ability to live independently.
  • Motivating and coaching service users to attend appointments/engage in activities
  • Supporting service users to research the variety of resources available to them, specific to their own needs and specific interests

Applicants must have

  • An appropriate professional qualification: NVQ / Diploma level 2 in Health & Social Care / Mental health or professional equivalent.
  • Experience of working with individuals who have; diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, offending behaviour
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • A level of numeracy sufficient to carry out tasks such as budgeting with clients, calculating benefit entitlements and understanding rent arrears

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Community-based Support and wish to work with us and become an integral part of our growth plans then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join the team in Penrose Synergy Luton then please apply TODAY by filling out the attached Application Form and emailing to: Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk. Please note the hiring manager will NOT accept CVs for this post.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at our Luton office where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the role in more detail so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 24/5/18

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Deputy Manager – Floating Support

Department: Penrose Synergy Luton
Work Location: Luton
Salary: £24,269
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday (8-4pm / 9-5pm / 10-6pm)

Job description:

Penrose Synergy service in Luton helps people across the whole social care needs spectrum, from homeless people, people with mental health needs, drug and/or alcohol issues to those at risk of offending. It provides floating support to vulnerable individuals to enable, empower and encourage them to develop the skills and tools to manage their accommodation, tenancies and health and wellbeing, using a collaborative approach.

 

We are currently seeking a Deputy Manager for our team of Floating Support Workers in Luton who provide a community-based support service to vulnerable adults with a range of needs including diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, offending behaviour

 

The main purpose of the role is to support the Service Manager in the effective operational day-to-day delivery of the service.

 

Main responsibilities of the role

  • To support the front line team with the most complex and challenging of cases, including holding a minor case load to be managed and move on in a timely manner
  • Support the Service Manager with audits and the delivery of any Service Performance Plans
  • Coordination of referrals, assessments and service user support
  • Support and encourage service users engagement and positive experience
  • To maintain and develop close links and positive relationships with referring agencies, community groups, and partner organisations, including attending team meetings, delivering presentations and information gathering and feedback
  • Provide effective line management to frontline staff, including being the first point of contact for dealing with staff queries in regards to day to day working practices
  • Responsible for ensuring that all staff have appropriate personal development plans and are appropriately supported to achieve the plans targets
  • Ensuring the appropriate application of HR policies and Procedures in all services, e.g. sickness absence management processes code of conduct, disciplinary and grievance
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the workload of the team and ensure that all current performance and
  • service standards are being met
  • Responsible for providing on time reporting and submission of information to Central Office functions, such as training record updates, performance statistics for KPI monitoring and Quality & Performance for payroll etc
  • Ensure all the organisations rules/policies regarding Health, Safety and the Environment are strictly adhered to and that safe working practices are adopted at all times and risk assessments are both carried out and followed
  • Ensure consistent and effective induction of Penrose’s Equal Opportunities & Diversity policy and procedures

Applicants must have:

  • An appropriate professional qualification: NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Management / Health & Social Care / Mental health or professional equivalent.
  • Direct experience of working in housing and/or social care or similar services
  • Experience of working with individuals who have housing related support issues
  • Practical experience of drafting and agreeing support plans and providing appropriate interventions for service user and liaising with other professional to bring the plans to fruition
  • Experience of working with individuals who have; diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions, learning disabilities, homeless or those at risk of homelessness, offending behaviour
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Knowledge and practical application of key legislation – Equality and Diversity, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care and Housing and H&S

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you have a passion for Community-based Support and wish to work with us and become an integral part of our growth plans then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join the team in Penrose Synergy Luton then please apply TODAY by filling out the attached Application Form and emailing to: Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk. Please note the hiring manager will NOT accept CVs for this post.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at our Luton office where you will have the chance to meet our Head of Service and learn about the role in more detail so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

Closing date: 24/5/18

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Homelessness Prevention Outreach Practitioner

Department: Equinox - Drug & Alcohol Outreach
Work Location: Brighton
Salary: £26,120
Contract: 12 month FTC
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday- Friday / 9am-5pm

Job description:

Equinox Brighton are recruiting for one ‘Trailblazer’ Homelessness Prevention Outreach Practitioner

Equinox is one of a number of agencies who were part of a successful Brighton & Hove City Council bid to the Department of Communities & Local Government for Trailblazer homelessness prevention funding. Equinox have been asked to set up a post to reduce the number of people leaving residential substance misuse rehab in an unplanned way, resulting in sleeping rough and returning to substance use.

 

This will be a 37.5 hr post, working Monday to Friday. There will flexibility around out of hours and weekend work in response to client need.

 

The service will work within an assertive outreach & engagement model. The post holder will be based at Community Base and will be attached to the Equinox Drug & Alcohol Outreach Team (part of Pavilions). The post holder will be line managed by the outreach Team Leader and will carry a caseload of 15 to allow for intensive interventions and quality 1:1 working.

 

The post will aim to:

  • Prevent people becoming homeless as a result of not completing their residential rehab episode. This will be done through tenancy sustainment: by providing extra, coordinated support for people going into rehab.

 

  • To move people off the streets promptly if people do leave rehab and become homeless and to re-engage them with the rehab or Pavilions treatment or other services

For both groups the Trailblazer post holder will work with care coordinators, rehab key workers and others in a multi-agency manner to create wrap around, enhanced packages of care, early warning and contingency planning and a housing action plan.

If you have a passion for Homelessness Prevention and wish to work with us then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

If you would like to join the team in Equinox Brighton then please apply TODAY sending your CV and cover letter to: Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk (Please ensure you address the 10 points in the Personal Specification on a single side of A4)

 

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview in Brighton where you will meet our Service Manager and learn about the role in more detail so please ensure you are available in the coming weeks.

 

Closing date: 6/6/18

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Mental Health Team Leader (Dual Diagnosis)

Department: Fulfilling Lives
Work Location: Brighton
Salary: £29,350 FTE / £17,610.60 (pro rata 22.5 hours per week)
Contract: Part-time job share / Permanent
Hours per week: 22.5
Shift pattern: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Job description:

Part time job share – Permanent

22.5 hours per week, (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

The Fulfilling Lives Area Lead is a team leader role, hosted by Equinox, leading the Brighton Fulfilling Lives Team. The role involves line managing frontline workers and also working with local stakeholders to support the project to achieve the wider project systems change outcomes.

Fulfilling Lives, Complex Needs South East Project

The Big Lottery Fund is supporting people with complex needs in 12 areas of England, with a national investment of £112m.

As well as supporting people, the funding evidences more effective and efficient ways for designing, commissioning and delivering support services for this group in the future.

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs.

For further information on the Fulfilling Lives Project please visit the Services page on the Brighton Housing Trust website. You can also find further information about the project on the Equinox Care website

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role further please contact Jo Rogers Senior Manager Fulfilling Lives on 07584 206153 or Will Williams, Senior Manager Equinox on 07740 948714

If you would like to join the team in Brighton Fulfilling Lives then please apply TODAY by sending your CV.

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview in Brighton on 13th June where you will meet our Service Manager and learn about the role in more detail so please ensure you are available on this date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures

 

 

Closing date: 3/6/18

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