Recovery Worker

Department: Equinox- Churchfield & Cherington
Work Location: Churchfield – Ealing
Salary: £22,464.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Working day shifts including weekends and bank holidays. 12.5 hrs X 3 per week (8am to 8:30pm)

Job description:

An exciting opportunity has opened for a Recovery Worker at our Churchfield Road substance misuse / homelessness hostel in the Borough of Ealing. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative person and someone with really strong communication skills and an understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable clients to join our friendly team.

You would be joining a friendly and supportive team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey. You will be working in a shift based role that includes weekends and bank holidays. The shifts are 8am to 8:30pm three days a week.

Closing date: 5th June 2019

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Women’s Programme Coordinator

Department: SIG Women’s Programme’s Lead
Work Location: Brighton & Hove
Salary: negotiable depending on experience and skills
Contract: 1 year fixed term until April 2020
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday -Friday 9am-5pm

Job description:

The Women’s Programme Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the contract recently secured and funded by the Ministry of Justice; to provide gender specific interventions for women at risk of offending or with offending histories within Brighton and Hove.

As the Programme Coordinator you will support the Women’s Programme’s Lead in the development, monitoring, delivery and evaluation of the contract.

  • Experience of supporting women with multiple and complex needs in a community and/or residential setting
  • Experience of developing programmes and/or projects aimed at educating and empowering women who are survivors of trauma.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary capacity, including participation in group meetings
  • Operational experience of line management and the coordination of individuals, groups and service users
  • Experience of facilitating training and/or group work to both service users and staff
  • A good understanding of contract monitoring and maintaining stakeholder relationships, including financial management
  • Good understanding of IT and potential assertive technology ideas

 

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, Eye Care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

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

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

Closing date: 20/05/2019


Head of Custodial Services

Department: Penrose - Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Head Office - Highbury & Islington – Pan-London
Salary: £45,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm (Mon-Fri)

Job description:

 

We are looking for a talented, passionate and ambitious Head of Custodial Services to join our Criminal Justice division and provide inspiring leadership across our work in prisons.

This role oversees our London CRC contract providing resettlement support for male prisoners across 4 establishments. Our package of support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Immediate needs assessments conducted within the first 5 days of imprisonment
  • Comprehensive resettlement plan co-produced in the final 12 weeks pre-release
  • Specialist support across a range of pathways, including education, employment, health, benefits and debt
  • Delivery of the accredited Getting it Right programme
  • Mobilisation of Through the Gate mentoring service for more vulnerable service users

 

The role will lead a multidisciplinary team of 50 staff spread across 4 London resettlement prisons; HMPs Belmarsh, Brixton, Pentonville and Wandsworth. You will directly line-manage the Cluster Service Manager, holding them accountable for delivering high performing services in each prison, whilst ensuring they are equipped with the skills and support to thrive. This role will report to the Director of Criminal Justice Services.

 

You will be responsible for contract compliance, supporting your managers to ensure they meet or exceed performance targets and achieve positive outcomes for their service users. You will be responsible for reporting our performance to our commissioners and executive team in a clear and timely fashion and taking swift action to address any areas of underperformance. You will also be required to contribute to reports to the Social Interest Group’s Board of Trustees.

 

You will be a subject matter expert in criminal justice, keeping informed of research and policy developments, assessing their impacts, identifying gaps in provision and using your expertise to develop creative solutions, strengthening and diversifying our offer. You will use your knowledge to hold your services to account, conducting regular audits, designing and implementing quality assurance frameworks, and ensuring learning and best practice is cascaded to managers and frontline staff.

 

You will support your Service Manager to make sure our services are adequately staffed, and maintain a culture of learning and development through supervisions, appraisals and continuing professional development processes. You will ensure a coaching approach to line management is implemented throughout your services and adopted by frontline staff when supporting service users.

 

The role will also be responsible for delivering each service within its budget so an understanding of financial management and budgeting processes will be necessary.

 

Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships with your teams, commissioners and other key stakeholders will be vital to the role. You will have some experience of business development and will support Penrose CJS to identify and secure new sources of income, as well as helping to position ourselves for the upcoming tenders for probation services.

 

You will have a passion for working with people with experience of the criminal justice system and/or with other marginalised groups, and a belief that everyone can turn their life around regardless of past or present circumstances. You will have some previous management experience, an ability to motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

 

You must be able to meet HM Prison Service security clearance requirements to work in all categories of prison, and any offer will be subject to successfully completing the necessary vetting processes.

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Adam Moll, Director of CJS, for an informal discussion on 07805 739123 or at adam.moll@penrose.org.uk

 

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,  Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 5th May 2019

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Recovery Worker – Hammersmith & Fulham

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Salary: £22,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5hrs
Shift pattern: Rota Based

Job description:

About the service

The service supports 25 men and women across two sites in Hammersmith & Fulham. The project is residential and will provide 13 high / complex needs beds and 12 medium and lower needs beds. The service will have a trauma informed approach using a PIE model. As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the Equinox Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

About the role

To support Service Users to achieve their personal goals and positive outcomes by offering a flexible, recovery focused accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple needs who have experienced complex trauma. To support Service Users to establish a weekly routine, develop their life skills and become more self-reliant, so that they can improve their quality of life and move on to independent living within agreed timeframes. To work with service users and colleagues to create a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that promotes health and wellbeing.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall programme using a recovery focused approach
  • Provide key work and co-produced support planning for Service Users, with relevant interventions such as life skills support, to help successful recovery in line with Service Users’ personal goals.
  • Encourage Service Users to develop social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and reintegrate into the wider community.
  • Explore resettlement options for Service Users and assist them to move on successfully to appropriate housing options.
  • Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Equinox to deliver a safe and effective service.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and psychologically informed environment that includes the security of the building, fabric and grounds.
  • Ensure that information is shared appropriately within the team and with other professionals and that all Service User and service records are accurate and up to date.
  • To complete reports, including support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers as required in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Liaise with relevant and appropriate agencies and services to provide information, advice, support and treatment where necessary in relation to physical and mental health, substance misuse, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • Encourage and support Service Users to participate in the running and development of the service and activities/interventions that support self-management and independent living.
  • Ensure the consistent and effective implementation of the Equinox Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedures.
  • Participate in reflective learning sessions within the framework of a Psychologically informed Environment, team meetings and on going training and development as identified by Equinox and in on going lien management and annual appraisals.

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 26/04/2019

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Community Responsible Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: Ealing, West London
Salary: £22,865 rising to £25,500 after 12 months
Contract: Maternity cover with potential of extending to a permanent contract
Hours per week: 37.5hrs
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Community Responsible Officer based in Ealing (maternity cover with the potential of extending to a permanent position).

 

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males leaving prison, to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation, to training, to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. CROs are trained in risk management and de-escalation and are also required to initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

 

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based predominantly in designated CRC offices, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your Team Manager and local Penrose team fortnightly, as well as attending full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All CROs receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

 

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, Eyecare Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

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

 

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

 

The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday 8th May 2019, with interviews to be held on Thursday 16th March 2019.

 

Closing date: 08/05/2019

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Night Concierge (Female Only) – Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service

Department: Penrose – Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service
Work Location: South London - Croydon
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8pm – 8am

Job description:

Female Night Concierge Workers Croydon ADVERT

              

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service that launched on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking Female Night Concierge Workers to help us build an outstanding team to help support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have exciting opportunities for Female Night Concierge Workers in our women’s step-down service which is based in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM).

We support adult female service users with complex needs 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:

  • To provide basic first contact advice and security to clients and to contact the On Call service/emergency services if appropriate and in-line with policies and procedures around accidents and incidents reporting.
  • To ensure a safe and secure environment, assisting to maintain high standards within the project by logging and recording any maintenance issues in accordance with procedures and assisting with maintenance of the building, furniture and fittings as appropriate.
  • To actively ensure the security of the building through regular Health and Safety Checks and the monitoring of CCTV systems.
  • To deal with emergency situations taking action in the event of a fire or other incidents and being responsible for calling emergency services in an appropriate manner.
  • To update appropriate records; i.e. inform maintenance logs and health and safety records.
  • To carry out the nightly duties on the cleaning rota within the building.
  • To work with night Recovery Worker to ensure adherence to communal living agreements.
  • To treat service users with dignity and respect ensuring you remain calm and objective when dealing with difficult or problematic situations.

Applicants must:

 

 

  • Experience of general cleaning

 

  • Capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the post

 

  • Appropriate qualifications: Manual Handling, NVQ Level 1 or 2, NVQ Level 2: Building Cleaning

 

  • Product knowledge of various cleaning materials

 

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, Eyecare 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   

 

  • 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 successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employer
Closing date: 11/04/19


Volunteer (Recovery worker) -Ealing – Cherington Road

Department: Equinox- Churchfield & Cherington
Work Location: Cherington Road – Ealing
Job description:

Volunteer Recovery Worker

 

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our team of Recovery Workers across two of our busy hostels in the Borough of Ealing.

 

If you are confident, dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative person then this is the job for you. This position would be especially good for anyone with an interest in substance misuse / homelessness / mental health looking to get in to the field of health and social care. You would be joining our friendly team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey.

 

If you are interested then please call Titania May on 0208 840 3071

 

Closing date: 31/03/2019


Recovery Worker (Female Only) – Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service

Department: Penrose – Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service
Work Location: South London - Croydon
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8pm – 8am

Job description:

Female Recovery Worker Croydon ADVERT

 

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service that launched on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking passionate and empathic Female Mental Health Recovery Workers to help us build an outstanding team to help support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have exciting opportunities for Female Mental Health Recovery workers in our women’s step-down service which is based in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM).

We support adult female service users with complex needs 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:

    • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their motivations, barriers to engagement and identify potential risks.
    • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
    • Provide/arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
    • To assist the Service Manager in managing health and safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control, across the team
    • Sign up new service users with appropriate Tenancy Agreement following correct procedures. Assist them to take up occupancy of their room and provide them with induction, including information on the conditions of their tenancy, tenant’s charter, Penrose policies and procedures and relevant local information in consultation with RSL’s.
    • Carry out pre-void inspections of Penrose properties making arrangements with service users for replacement or repair of Penrose property.
    • To complete reports (either electronically or written), including service user’s support plans, case notes and other documentation for managers, members of the management board and other agencies, as directed by your line manager in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with policy and procedure
    • To input and extract information from computerised packages, client monitoring system, and other database systems.
    • Collect and monitor payments of rents and service charges, deal with service users that are in arrears whilst liaising with housing benefit and DSS concerning direct pay
    • Attend internal and external meetings and training as directed by your line manager
    • 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
    • Report any concerns relating to health and safety issues at the earliest opportunity to your line manager

 

Essential:

 

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in either Health & Social Care or Community Justice
  • Have experience of working with offenders 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, 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  

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

Closing date: 04/04/19


Night Team Leader – Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service

Department: Penrose – Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service
Work Location: South London - Croydon
Salary: £25,750
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8pm – 8am

Job description:

Night Team Leader Croydon ADVERT

 

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a brand new service that launched on 1st August 2018.

 

We are seeking inspiring Night Team Leaders to lead a newly formed team of Mental Health Recovery Workers and Concierges who will support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

 

We have exciting opportunities for Mental Health Team Leaders in our step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. 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 autistic service users with complex needs 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:

 

  • To assist the Service Manager in the development of the Service, ensuring best practice and innovative services are available to service users.
  • To work in close conjunction with the other agencies to improve the services and opportunities for service users
  • Deputise for the Service Manager when required.
  • Provide line management supervision to designated team, as agreed with the Service Manager.
  • Ensure that all allocated staff have appropriate personal development plans, and are appropriately supported to deliver these plans.
  • To ensure that absenteeism is maintained, on or below, the agreed levels for the service, ensuring that appropriate support and action is taken to achieve this.
  • To ensure that high standards of professional performance are maintained by staff working in the service at all times through adherence to the policy and procedural framework/processes
  • To ensure that disciplinary and grievance procedures are effectively managed, including the undertaking of investigations, and the conducting of disciplinary interviews as directed by the Service Manager.
  • To participate and contribute to the development of an annual plan for the Service which reflects the objectives set by the management board
  • To ensure that regular staff meetings take place and are fully recorded.
  • To ensure that service users and office records are accurately maintained on a timely basis.
  • To ensure that adequate staff is on duty at all times that appropriate staff rotas have been prepared and that arrangements are in place for the use of agency/bank workers as a last resort.
  • To assist HR in the maintenance and development (via recommendation/ referrals) of a pool of agency workers, to provide cover as a last resort when permanent staff are absent.
  • To ensure that all Service Users have an allocated Recovery Support Worker and that Recovery Plans and Risk Assessments are in place for all service users and are monitored quarterly as minimum.
  • To ensure that professional awareness of best practice and service innovation is maintained and shared with all Service staff.
  • To encourage Service User involvement and initiatives within the Service as well as within the wider organisational level initiatives and services
  • Ensure absolute adherence to Penrose Confidentiality Policy and all other associated policies and procedures
  • To assist the Service Manager in his/her responsibility for the scheme’s budget and help account for any variances
  • Support the Service Manager in the production of an annual budget for the Project.
  • Assist in 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 commissioners, payroll etc…,
  • Actively support the Service Manager in ensuring all Penrose policies and procedures are appropriately understood, followed and implemented at the Project
  • Generate and submit reports as requested by the Service Manager
  • Promote and encourage best practice in Health & Safety and Environmental issues
  • Assist/or be responsible for reporting any incidents/accidents occurring at the Service to the appropriate Service Manager, HR and the competent Health & Safety person. To conduct initial investigations into the incident/accident and provide appropriate report
  • Ensure all RIDDOR incidents are reported in a timely fashion
  • Ensure COSHH and Risk assessments records are maintained and available for reference and use
  • Assist in the review the Service’s continuity plan and update Service Manager on any significant changes/risks

 

Essential:

 

  • Hold an NVQ Level 3 in either: Health & Social Care / Community Justice / Mental Health. In addition a Management qualification would be highly desirable
  • Have recent and relevant experience of managing staff within a Mental Health setting
  • Be experienced in working in a rehabilitation service
  • Possess an excellent knowledge and practical application of key legislation including Equality, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Social Care, Housing and Health & Safety.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of understanding the needs of vulnerable individuals who may have an array of needs such as housing, mental health, substance misuse, offending, learning difficulties and physical health issues.

 

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 Team Leading within a Mental Health recovery setting 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 our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide 2 employment references including one from your most recent employerCandidates 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: 04/04/19


Night Concierge – Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service

Department: Penrose – Croydon Forensic Mental Health Step Down Service
Work Location: South London - Croydon
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8pm – 8am

Job description:

Night Concierge workers

 

Penrose Options Forensic Mental Health Service Croydon is a new service which launched on 1st August 2018.

We are seeking Night Concierge Worker’s to help us build an outstanding team to help support the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of our service users back into the community.

We have exciting opportunities for Night Concierge workers in our new step-down service which is based across several sites in the London Borough of Croydon. Our primary partners are Croydon CCG, South London and South London and Maudsley (SLaM).

We support adult males, females, young people and autistic service users with complex needs 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:

  • To provide basic first contact advice and security to clients and to contact the On Call service/emergency services if appropriate and in-line with policies and procedures around accidents and incidents reporting.
  • To ensure a safe and secure environment, assisting to maintain high standards within the project by logging and recording any maintenance issues in accordance with procedures and assisting with maintenance of the building, furniture and fittings as appropriate.
  • To actively ensure the security of the building through regular Health and Safety Checks and the monitoring of CCTV systems.
  • To deal with emergency situations taking action in the event of a fire or other incidents and being responsible for calling emergency services in an appropriate manner.
  • To update appropriate records; i.e. inform maintenance logs and health and safety records.
  • To carry out the nightly duties on the cleaning rota within the building.
  • To work with night Recovery Worker to ensure adherence to communal living agreements.
  • To treat service users with dignity and respect ensuring you remain calm and objective when dealing with difficult or problematic situations.

 

Essential:

  • Experience of general cleaning
  • Capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the post
  • Appropriate qualifications: Manual Handling, NVQ Level 1 or 2, NVQ Level 2: Building Cleaning
  • Product knowledge of various cleaning materials

 

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, Eye Care Vouchers

 

Growing and forward-thinking organisationIf 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 you If you would like to join our budding team then please apply TODAY by sending us your updated CV to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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

Closing date: 04/04/19


Recovery Worker Cherington Road – Ealing

Department: Equinox- Churchfield & Cherington
Work Location: Cherington Road – Ealing
Salary: £22,463.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm

Job description:

Recovery Worker

 

An exciting opportunity has opened for a ‘lone working’ Recovery Worker at our Cherington Road abstinence based homelessness hostel in the Borough of Ealing

Cherington Road is a 5 bed Recovery Focussed Hostel located in Hanwell Broadway. The hostel caters for both men and women with medium support needs; including previous drug and / or alcohol dependency and homelessness. The project is an active and exciting environment and an emphasis on our work bringing about meaningful change and supporting our clients to achieve their recovery goals.

We are looking for a confident, dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative person to join our friendly team.  Someone with strong communication skills and an understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable people. You would be joining our friendly team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey.

You will be working Monday to Friday (not including bank holidays) Shift pattern 10am-6pm Mon-Tues-Fri 12pm-8:30pm

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form Application-form-Equinox-SIG along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

 

CV’s must come with a cover letter making reference to the person specification within the job description OR completed application form – CV’s without this will not be considered.

Closing date: 31/03/2019

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Residential Service Manager, Bedfordshire

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: Luton and Bedford
Salary: £29,000
Contract: 1 year fixed term until April 2020 - due to secondment
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9-5 with on-call and out of hours responsibilities

Job description:

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Service Managers are responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of service quality, performance, and improvements are achieved. To support the Regional Head of Services within implementation and delivery of the contract. To Monitor the development of the service an contribute to the strategic direction of local services,  an  provide excellent leadership of the teams within their area of responsibility through embodying the values of the organisation.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Staff and Service performance
  • Service utilisation and void management
  • Service budget targets met or any discrepancies are accounted for
  • Identify and support applications for new business opportunities to achieve organic growth
  • Monitoring, reporting and the maintenance of quality standards
  • Initiating and developing relationships with statutory and non-statutory partners
  • Complying with any required standards or procedures as detailed in the Organisation’s ISO9001 QMS
  • Achievement of KPI targets and personal objectives
  • Service user feedback and satisfaction
  • Safety and maintenance of properties
  • Safeguarding and risk management within the services

 

Staff Management

 

  • Provide high quality leadership to all subordinates
  • Provide high quality line management to Deputy Managers
  • Take the lead in creating a positive and productive working environment, to improve and maintain the wellbeing of staff
  • Participate in the selection and induction of new staff to ensure that they are aware of their duties and the policies, practice and values of Penrose
  • Ensure that all staff maintains high standards of professional performance at all times through adherence to the Penrose policies and procedural frameworks, along with leading by example with own behaviours
  • To identify and develop opportunities for staff progression opportunities
  • Ensuring the appropriate application of HR policies and Procedures in all services, e.g. sickness absence management processes code of conduct, disciplinary and grievance
  • Hold regular staff meetings and learning workshops with service staff
  • Ensure all relevant data is recorded in the correct timeframes using the appropriate electronic data system
  • Development and monitoring of a training plan across own services

(Further details on the role o be found on the attached Job Description below)

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 29/03/19

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Female Residential Support Worker – Days

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: The House, Luton
Salary: £20,785 pro rata
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 30
Shift pattern: Evening, Weekends ,rota over 7 days a week

Job description:

 

PROJECT DETAILS:

This is a project and will support 5 vulnerable women in a residential setting. The women being supported will have varying complex needs and support will include enabling the women to move away from harmful behaviours and influences gaining stability in their lives.

 

 

SUPPORT AND RESETTLEMENT:

 

  • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.
  • Liaise with referral agencies and ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in-line with Penrose’s Referral Policy ensuring void targets are met.
  • Act as named support worker for service users as designated by the Team Leader / Service Manager.
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service User, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Deliver 1-1 and group support / interventions as required.
  • Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the Service users using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration.
  • Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of Projects / Social Enterprise initiatives, training interventions, volunteering or work experience within Penrose
  • Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs.
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary in emergencies.
  • Dealing with any disputes or emergencies.
  • Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Updating service user files with relevant information.
  • Ensure that at all times work is conducted within the policy and procedural framework established, ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures and legislation at all times.

 

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 29/03/19

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Concierge – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9:00pm to 08:30am (5 shifts) any day of the week

Job description:

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Concierge Worker will be responsible for managing the building to ensure that the accommodation provided to the service users is safe and secure through the provision of overnight concierge service, security and door control. This includes controlling access to buildings, being the first point of contact for all emergencies and carrying out Health and Safety checks and cleaning. Will respond proactively to service user requests and/or needs. To support Night Recovery Workers in the delivery of their daily duties and where required provide therapeutic support to the service users.

 

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational

To provide basic first contact advice and security to service users and to contact the On-Call service/emergency services if appropriate and in-line with policies and procedures around accident and incident reporting.

To ensure a safe and secure environment, assisting to maintain high standards within the project by logging and recording any maintenance issues in accordance with procedures and assisting with maintenance of the building, furniture and fittings as appropriate.

To actively ensure the security of the building through regular Health and Safety Checks and the monitoring of CCTV systems.

To deal with emergency situations taking action in the event of a fire or other incidents and being responsible for calling emergency services in an appropriate manner.

To update appropriate records; i.e. inform maintenance logs and health and safety records.

To carry out the nightly duties on the cleaning rota within the building.

To work with night support worker to ensure adherence to communal living agreement signed by service users.

To treat service users with dignity and respect ensuring you remain calm and objective when dealing with difficult or problematic situations.

To participate in internal/external meetings as required, and attend training events, conferences and other functions as necessary.

 

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Deputy Manager – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £26,699
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

 

SERVICE DETAILS

Penrose’s FIPTS service works with individuals that have been assessed as having a high risk of re-offending. We do this in partnership with the FIPTS Community Team and the National Probation Service. Together we provide risk assessment, treatment and a safe environment for service user to learn new skills as well as test out things they learn through external sessions and therapies.

The support Penrose provides is individually designed to support service users build and foster healthy relationships, modify cycles of behaviour, reduce the risk of reoffending and to integrate them back into the community with a reduced reliance on local mental health resources.

Our FIPTS Residential Service comprises of six-bed high support unit for Men and a four-bed high support unit for Women. Our Women’s Service also contains a community Well Being Hub which welcomes Women from within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and supports them to develop independent living skills, learn new skills and enhance social integration.

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • To support the Service Manager and Occupational Therapist in the effective operational day to day delivery of the FIPTS four Bed High Support Women service
  • To oversee the operational delivery of the Well Being Hub for Women with Personality Disorder
  • To oversee staff induction, development and supervision
  • To coordinate referrals
  • To support staff to deliver quality and timely support to service users
  • To provide excellent management of the teams within their area of responsibility, through embodying the values of the organisation

 

Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The post holder will work as an integral member of the Penrose FIPTS Residential Team; they will work in collaboration with our partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway to support Female Service users within a High Support residential setting as well in the community to maintain their accommodation, adjust to life outside of prison or secure units, support them to embrace the opportunities available to them, make appropriate and life affirming choices and to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

The post holder will also support the operational delivery of a Well Being Hub for Women located on the ground floor of the building. This will include working closely with the Occupational Therapist and partner agencies to support the delivery of complementary therapies, host activity groups, deliver 1:1 support for developing living skills, and creating a welcoming and safe space for Women from within the Pathway to come and get support.

This post is based within a Four Bed High Support Female Unit

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Occupational Therapist – FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £30,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Working under the supervision of the service manager, and in accordance with specific organisational guidelines and protocols, the Occupational Therapist in partnership with other agencies in the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, will lead and provide specialist support in creating a supportive and therapeutic living environment for service users. Focussed work will be undertaken to support and enhance social integration and to develop independent living skills, which will enable service users to live fully independently.

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Resettlement Worker – Waking Night, FIPTS, Bonham Rd

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £18,927
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm

Job description:

 

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

 

JOB PURPOSE

Waking Night Workers are required to provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of the service users and the building and providing support to service users as necessary. Night Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings.

 

SERVICE PURPOSE

The Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway is a jointly commissioned, designed, delivered and co-financed pathway of services for offenders who are high risk, and likely to satisfy the diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’.  The joint responsibility is between NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Housing and Accommodation Services (HASS) have been designed to support the OPD Pathway. Penrose, Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), will as part of HASS, provide specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders meeting specific criteria thereby facilitating their eventual move on to fully independent living in the community.

 

SERVICE DETAILS

Penrose’s FIPTS service works with individuals that have been assessed as having a high risk of re-offending. We do this in partnership with the FIPTS Community Team and the National Probation Service. Together we provide risk assessment, treatment and a safe environment for service user to learn new skills as well as test out things they learn through external sessions and therapies.

The support Penrose provides is individually designed to support service users build and foster healthy relationships, modify cycles of behaviour, reduce the risk of reoffending and to integrate them back into the community with a reduced reliance on local mental health resources.

Our FIPTS Residential Service comprises of six-bed high support unit for Men and a four-bed high support unit for Women. Our Women’s Service also contains a community Well Being Hub which welcomes Women from within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and supports them to develop independent living skills, learn new skills and enhance social integration.

 

Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Recovery Worker – Hove

Department: Brighton Women’s Service
Work Location: Hove
Salary: £20,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Working on a rota. Shifts include late and early shifts. 8am-4pm and 2pm-10pm. Weekends and evenings included also.

Job description:

 

Service Details:

Brighton Women’s Service is a brand new service launching on 1st November 2017. The project is residential and will provide 12 high / complex needs beds and 8 medium and lower needs beds. The service will have a trauma informed approach using a PIE model. As a Recovery Worker, you will have responsibility for providing high quality support services in line with the Equinox Mission, Values and Strategy. The successful candidate will have experience of working with adults who are vulnerable and have multiple and complex needs. You must be willing to work flexibly, which includes weekday hours, evenings and weekend working.

 

Experience

  • Experience of working in a supported living environment.
  • Experience of delivering person centred and recovery focused services to Service Users with mental health support needs, including complex needs.
  • Experience of developing and interpreting recovery plans and risk assessments.
  • Experience of working with other agencies and support services to achieve the best outcomes for Service Users.
  • Experience and understanding of the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Experience and understanding of Women specific support services would be a distinct advantage.

 

Why 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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/2019

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Forensic Recovery Practitioner – FIPTS, Akerman

Department: Penrose Options - Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS)
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm,

Job description:

 

JOB PURPOSE

The post holder will work as an integral member of the Penrose FIPTS Residential Team; they will work in collaboration with our partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway to support male service users within a High Support residential setting as well in the community to maintain their accommodation, adjust to life outside of prison or secure units, support them to embrace the opportunities available to them, make appropriate and life affirming choices and to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accountable for own professional practice in the delivery of care to service users with Personality Disorder and complex mental health conditions which may include challenging behaviours.
  • To be compassionate in meeting the needs of service users, their carers and families.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of people with personality disorder, mental ill health and complex needs.
  • To promote at all times a positive image of the service and Penrose.
  • Provide support multi-disciplinary training and development, particularly in relation to the implementation of PIE.
  • Ensure that a therapeutic perspective is supported.

 

          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, Eye-care Vouchers
  • Growing and forward-thinking organisation
  • If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

 

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 01/04/19

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Residential Support Worker

Department: Penrose Options
Work Location: Bridge House, Luton
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri - Hours cover 9am to 7pm depending on need of the service

Job description:

About The Service – Bridge House:

 

Bridge House delivers residential support to homeless families in Luton. The service has 7 units of accommodation that can comprise of:

–          Expectant mothers

–          Mothers with up to two children under the age of 10

–          Single women aiming to have guardianship of their children

 

Our service is designed to work with families to gain the valuable skills required to end the cycle of homelessness and enable future independently sustained living. Support is provided in a flexible, individualised approach so that families can progress in a way that suits both parent and child’s needs whilst in a safe and stable environment.

 

Assistance can range from basic interventions and guidance around resettlement and gaining/sustaining independent living to more intense support in areas such as

–          Domestic violence

–          Offending / Ex-offending

–          Mental health

–          Substance use

–          Parenting skills – Including Child Protection, custody arrangements, mediation, supervised contact

–          Safety in the home / family wellbeing.

 

Main Responsibilities of the role:

 

Each RSW will provide support to residents to manage their tenancies, prepare for independent living and move on to either social housing or the private sector, depending on the homelessness decision, covering the below responsibilities and more.

  • Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.
  • Liaise with Luton Borough Council and external services ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in-line with Penrose’s Referral Policy ensuring void targets are met.
  • Act as named support worker for service users as designated by the Deputy and Service Manager.
  • Plan and co-ordinate individual support and resettlement packages for the Service Users, liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
  • Deliver 1-1 and group support / interventions as required.

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
    •Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a competed application form along with your CV, to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 29/03/19

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Finance Manager

Department: Finance
Work Location: Social Interest Group Head Office – Highbury & Islington
Salary: £50,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Friday

Job description:

Main Job Role

 

Oversight and monitoring of the finance team, ensuring processes are followed and issues identified and dealt with in a timely manner. The management of 5 direct reports within the finance team, including appraisal giving and objective setting in line with Group procedures.

 

Supporting the Director of Finance & Resources, Executive Management Team, and Heads of Service/Service Managers with financial information, advice and analysis as requested. Taking the lead on the preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, and managing the year end accounts preparation and external audit process. Key point of contact with Trustees regarding financial performance with regular reporting and debate at a senior level.

 

This role will require hands-on technical capabilities and the ability to quickly assess and apply financial best practice. The successful candidate will need to act as both a technical lead and provide operational leadership to the 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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

 

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

The deadline for completed applications is 11th March 2019

Closing date: 11/03/2019

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Data and Performance Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: SIG Head Office, Islington
Salary: £22,865 rising to £24,000 after 12 months
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are advertising for a Data and Performance Officer, based at our Head Office in Islington, to support effective performance measurement and data accuracy across the service.

 

Penrose Criminal Justice Services coordinates and delivers custodial and community resettlement and supervision services for offenders across London as part of the wider Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. The offenders being supported have a wide range of resettlement needs and have varying and sometimes complex needs.

 

The Community Team service is designed to deliver interventions and support to manage the community supervision orders of offenders released into the community that have received a prison sentence of less than 12 months. Support delivered is wide ranging and based on individual need. Our service supports the offender to adhere to and achieve the cohesive resettlement plan generated from the custodial resettlement team.

 

We are looking for a motivated and reliable member of staff to support the Data and Performance Coordinator to monitor the performance and outcomes of the Penrose Criminal Justice Services Community Team, using Microsoft Excel and other relevant computer packages to input and collate operational data, as well as helping with the organisation of quarterly Job Fairs for service users across London.

 

All team members receive a holistic training package and Penrose is committed to the continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

 

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

The deadline for completed applications is Monday 18th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Friday 29th March 2019.

Closing date: 18/03/2019

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Team Manager

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: East or South London
Salary: £32,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for two Community Team Coordinators.

1 x East London and 1 x South London.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to less than 12 months to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. Our Responsible Officers are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

We are looking for two motivated members of staff who want to take an active role in the management of a team of frontline officers, and develop new skills in the process.

The role involves the remote management of a team of Responsible Officers who are based in CRC offices across East or South London and will therefore require travel to your teams designated offices, with 1-2 days per week spent at the Penrose Head Office in Islington, as well as some working from home.

As well as taking an active role in the management of the service, Team Coordinators are responsible for the support, supervision and development of a team of Responsible Officers. All team members receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of clients, which Team Coordinators will help to deliver. Penrose is committed to the continual professional development of all staff through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

The deadline for completed applications is 7th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Thursday 21st March 2019.

Closing date: 07/03/2019

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Head and Specialist Lead for Mental Health Services

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: London
Salary: £45,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Job description:

The Social Interest Group is made up of charities who are experts in working with adults who have the most complex and chaotic lives; enabling and empowering them with the skills and resilience to live healthy and fulfilled lives. We are ambitious and creative and persistent in the way we work ensuring we achieve high impact outcomes in all we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven Specialist Lead to oversee our Mental Health and Wellness services with experience of change management to take our provision to the next level. This newly created post is a key role – using your skills and experience you will develop our models of delivery, shape our strategy as well as define and promote best practice.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your specialist knowledge as well as your coaching and empowering people skills.

Alongside the competitive salary you will also receive:
•Continued professional development and training opportunities including attendance at national conferences
•Up to 30 days annual leave
•Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (which includes financial and legal advice along with counselling and welfare support)

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please read the attached job description and send a covering letter along with your CV, including how you meet the job specification and experience to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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 for submission of CVs is 6th March 2019. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closing date: 06/03/2019

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Peripatetic Responsible Officer

Department: Penrose Criminal Justice Services
Work Location: London wide
Salary: £27,000 pa + travel expenses
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9am-5.30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for a Peripatetic Responsible Officer to work across London. The aim of this role is to support the team by covering cases across London in instances of staff sickness, leave and/or staff vacancies.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports adult males sentenced to less than 12 months to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues, from accommodation to training to financial advice, signposting our clients to relevant services in their area, as well as supporting them with any referral processes. We engage with agencies both within the CRC and across London, tailoring a package of support to best meet each individual’s needs. CROs are trained in risk management and de-escalation and can also initiate enforcement proceedings when necessary.

Experience of managing complex caseloads and statutory orders would be beneficial, as the role will be based in CRC offices across London, where you will provide frontline cover and be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your Team Coordinator and local Penrose team fortnightly, as well as attending full Penrose CJS Community Team meetings on a six weekly basis.

Due to the nature of the role, extensive travel is expected. All Responsible Officers receive a holistic training package before they are able to manage a caseload of service users, and Penrose is committed to continual professional development through additional training, supervisions and appraisals.

Please return your completed application by email to Recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk
The deadline for completed applications is Thursday 7th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Monday 18th March 2019.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please return your completed application by email to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

The deadline for completed applications is Thursday 7th March 2019 with interviews to be held on Monday 18th March 2019.

Closing date: 07/03/2019

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Housing Income Officer

Department: Housing
Work Location: Highbury & Islington
Salary: £28,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon - Fri 9-5

Job description:

The Social Interest Group (SIG) is an innovative a charity formed in 2014. Incorporating Penrose Options and Equinox Care, our sole aim is to be a vehicle to develop and strengthen the charities that are within it, so they in turn thrive and do social good.

We are currently seeking a Housing Income Officer to join our Housing Team based at our head office in Islington.

Our charities operate in a range of community-based supported housing and residential settings supporting adults with a history of substance misuse, drug & alcohol dependence, offending, forensic and complex mental health issues, homelessness from stabilisation through to recovery, and to support the transition to independent living in the community.

ROLE PURPOSE

The role will primarily be one to reduce bad debt and increase cash flow. Focus on the improvement of rent collection and mitigation for void periods. Coordination of income and housing management issues for satellite offices within the group as heavy emphasis will be on the improvement of reporting. Visiting service across the group is required in order to coach teams and resolve any issues within arrears or benefit accounts.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

•Monitor tenant rent accounts on a weekly basis and coordinate rent arrears actions across the Group.
•Visit services across the group working independently 2/3 days per week and support Service Managers with training and guidance as and when required in relation to any Supported Housing management issues across the group
•Advise in respect of breaches of tenancy/licence agreements, including rent and service charge arrears, nuisance, harassment and misuse of property
•Work with Service Managers, Maintenance Coordinators and head landlords to ensure that void loss due to empty properties is minimised
•Ensure that correct notice periods are given and the benefit system is used in full to further mitigate void loss
•Take ownership or group management IT systems for non process functions of rent accounts. This will include setting up new residents onto the payment systems.
•To deal with reports of abandoned tenancies, squatters and unauthorised occupiers.
•Maintain appropriate records of work in accordance with the Group policies. Adapt and revise procedures and polices within the groups governance ensuring all quality and compliance measures are adhered too
•Assist with the preparation of cases for Court action and represent the organisation at Court and at evictions
•Communicate with Housing Benefit teams regarding appeals, overpayments etc.
•Liaise with partner landlords to ensure that each party is abiding to contractual obligations.
•Provide regular performance data and KPI’s. Preparing regular reports for the business.
•Implementing a former tenant debt recovery strategy including contract management of external debt collectors.
•Provide data for SHIP reporting.
•Other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you.

To apply for this role, please read the job description and send a covering letter along with your CV, including how you meet the job specification and experience to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 13/03/2019

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Brent – Recovery Worker

Department: Equinox Brent
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Early late shift and midday 7 Days rota, 9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Job description:

About the service

Our residential services in Brent provide a recovery focused service to men and women with long term mental health difficulties. The service works with the service user to increase their independence and move them on into lower support accommodation. We work closely with mental health services, other partner agencies and carers to improve living skills, increase social inclusion, and help individuals understand and manage their mental health in order to improve their quality of life.

The services are self -catering and we provide personalised support around daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, reminders to take medication and developing a structured weekly routine.

Purpose of Role

Recovery Workers will be responsible for the development of Recovery Plans and liaison with Social Workers/Local Authorities/Care Coordinators. These workers also work intensively with Service Users when they are able to work towards recovery and coordinate pathways to more appropriate accommodation.

Experience

Experience of delivering a recovery focused service to vulnerable adults with support needs, including complex needs.

Experience of promoting diversity, dignity and equality.

Experience of lone working and working on one’s own initiative.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a complete the attached application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 15/03/2019

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Complex Needs Night Recovery worker

Department: FOCUS Project
Work Location: Lynette Ave/ Cavendish Rd
Salary: £18,927.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Weekend on and weekend off; earlies; mid shift; late shifts (Monday - Sunday)

Job description:

About Focus Project:

Our Focus Project is a resettlement support service for men with a mental health illness, history of offending and complex needs. The service is based across 5 sites in Lambeth and offers high, low and medium support depending on service user need. We support our clients to move on to independence or lower-supported accommodation for up to 2 years.

We work with our Service Users to develop their own recovery plan based around the SLaM and Lambeth support recovery model and Recovery Star. We enable this through a range of support programmes and work collaboratively with other organisations within the borough to help our Service Users to reintegrate into the community.

We reduce and minimise risks of re-offending and keep the community safe. Our early intervention in the management of mental health relapses reduces the cause of long term hospitalisation.

Job Purpose:

To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community.

To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements.

To work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.

To provide cover to the service at night; ensuring the safety of the residents and the building.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
• Growing and forward-thinking organisation

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a complete the below attached application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 15/03/2019

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Brent Stepdown -Recovery Worker – Waking Night

Department: Equinox Brent
Work Location: Brent Stepdown Service
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Waking night staff to work nights plus attend team meetings. Mon- Fri, alternate weekends

Job description:


About the service

Our residential services in Brent provide a recovery focused service to men and women with long term mental health difficulties. The service works with the service user to increase their independence and move them on into lower support accommodation. We work closely with mental health services, other partner agencies and carers to improve living skills, increase social inclusion, and help individuals understand and manage their mental health in order to improve their quality of life.

The services are self -catering and we provide personalised support around daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, reminders to take medication and developing a structured weekly routine.

About the role

Provide a supportive, responsive and effective waking night service to the service users ensuring that they remain safe and well and are supported. Work with service users towards their recovery by encouraging them to stay safe and support them to develop a healthy routine.

Main responsibilities

•Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme using a recovery focused approach
•Assist service users to develop a healthy and regular bedtime routine and support those in crisis appropriately in order to enable them to cope.
•Remind service users to comply with their prescribed medication.
•Empower service users to make decisions to take positive risks and promote independence.
•Co-key-work service users and feed into the development of their risk assessments and recovery plans.
•Participate in the data collection required by commissioners, the organisation and care professionals.
•Partake in the nightly cleaning routine report any maintenance issue to day staff.
•Attend team meeting and training sessions.
•Responsible for the maintenance of a healthy, safe and effective environment, including the security of the building, fabric and grounds.
•Ensure that information is shared with the team appropriately and accurately and that all service user and service records are comprehensive and up to date
•Report any safeguarding concerns and respond to any concerns identified.
•Contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined by Brent commissioning team for all aspects of continuity of service delivery. Maintain a standard of service as required by the commissioners of the service and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.
•Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme. Perform and/or assist services users to perform basic personal care tasks as outlined in the service users personal care plan and recovery star, ensuring that they are supported to self-direct the care and support offered.
•Undertake other responsibilities than those described above may be required to be undertaken from time to time and will be expected to be performed to as long as it is within the capability and level of the position.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please complete the attached application form Application-form-Equinox-SIG and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 15/03/2019

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Day Complex Needs Recovery Worker

Department: Focus Project
Work Location: Lynette Avenue and Cavendish Road
Salary: £22, 865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Sunday -Weekend on and weekend off; earlies; mid shift's

Job description:

About The Project

Our Focus Project is a resettlement support service for men with a mental health illness, history of offending and complex needs. The service is based across 5 sites in Lambeth and offers high, low and medium support depending on service user need. We support our clients to move on to independence or lower-supported accommodation for up to 2 years.

We work with our Service Users to develop their own recovery plan based around the SLaM and Lambeth support recovery model and Recovery Star. We enable this through a range of support programmes and work collaboratively with other organisations within the borough to help our Service Users to reintegrate into the community.

We reduce and minimise risks of re-offending and keep the community safe. Our early intervention in the management of mental health relapses reduces the cause of long term hospitalisation.

About The Role

To successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate Service Users back into the community.

To provide pathways, support and appropriate interventions that will enable successful resettlements.

To work with external partners, agencies and commissioners to achieve the desired outcomes of the service providing safer more integrated communities for all stakeholders.

To provide cover to the service at night; ensuring the safety of the residents and the building.

Key Areas Of Responsibilities:

•Responsible for interviewing potential service users to assess their suitability and identify potential risks.
•Liaise with referral agencies and ensuring that vacancies are filled within an appropriate time scales and in-line with Penrose’s Referral Policy and void targets are met.
•Ensure that service users are aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding welfare and benefits.
•Act as the primary CNRW or Link Worker to named service users as designated by your line-manager
•Plan and co-ordinate individual recovery and resettlement packages for the Service User liaising with the appropriate agencies and care professionals to ensure successful delivery of the plans.
•Constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the Service users using appropriate methodologies and inventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration.
•Encourage service users to participate in the running and development of Service / Social Enterprise initiatives, training interventions, volunteering or work experience within Penrose
•Provide / arrange for various advice, advocacy and or information to service users in relation to physical health matters, substance misuse welfare benefits, education, employment and training, life skills and any other identified support needs
•To positively respond to service users who may need assistance at night, with the support of the on-call manager if necessary in emergencies.
•Dealing with any disputes or emergencies.
•Having an understanding of the needs of the client group and working in an understanding and flexible manner using assessment and evaluation skills.
•Updating service user files with relevant information.
•Ensure that at all times, work is conducted within the policy and procedural framework established. Ensuring full up to date knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures and legislation at all times.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 15/03/2019

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SWAY – Team Leader

Department: Equinox Care
Work Location: Southampton Way
Salary: £28,624.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7.5 hrs per day/rota based Mon-Sun; early/late

Job description:

About The Role

Southampton Way is a 14 bed accommodation based service for men with enduring mental health issues. Service users have a range of secondary issues including offending histories, substance misuse and learning difficulties. The service uses a recovery based approach to support service to increase independence and improve their quality of life.

Purpose of Role

Contribute to the management of the Service and the provision of a responsive and high quality service. Provide effective support and supervision for staff in order to achieve full contract and regulatory compliance and deliver an effective, recovery-focused service.

Main Responsibility

Support the implementation of the operational programme for the Service, ensuring that contract requirements and all quality and regulatory standards are met.

Form and maintain effective local links with partner agencies (e.g. care managers), service users, carers and the local community

Provide effective support and supervision to the staff team to ensure that the performance standards and policies and procedures are fully implemented

Maintain up to date knowledge of best practice and legal requirements in relation to the provision of recovery focused accommodation services for people with complex needs.

Contribute to the strategic and business plans of Equinox.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you, please send a completed application form Application-form-Equinox-SIG to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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: 08/03/2019

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Penrose Care & Support Worker

Department: Penrose Community Links
Work Location: Lambeth, Lewisham boroughs
Salary: £11.43ph (inclusive holiday allowance)
Contract: 3 Month Contract
Hours per week: Guaranteed up to 18 hours per week
Shift pattern: Core Hours 7am-10pm & 5am-8pm

Job description:

Do you want to help someone get back on their feet? Are you able to work with diverse and sometimes challenging clients?

Penrose Community Links supports vulnerable adults in their own homes to regain confidence and rebuild their lives after being in hospital or supported living. Our clients are all different, some of them may have a mental health diagnosis, some may have a history of substance abuse, and some may have been involved in the criminal justice system. All of them need our help to lead good, happy, productive lives.

Have you got the patience, the persistence and the resilience to connect with these vulnerable adults?

If so we can offer you

1.Competitive pay
2.Guaranteed hours of up to 18 hours per week
3.A contributory pension scheme
4.On-going training
5.A hands on and supportive management team available throughout your shift
6.Regular supervision
7.A free backpack containing personal protective equipment
8.A personal alarm and a handset for Care Plans and Care Notes, ensuring you have up to date information about your clients.

Person Specification

1.Experience of working in partnership with service users, care managers and significant others
2.Experience in working within a regulatory framework
3.Ability to work independently with clients who may display behaviour that challenges and/or mental health diagnosis.
4.Must be able to perform personal care if required.

Knowledge/Qualifications

1.An NVQ/QCF Level 1 or above in Health and Social Care or minimum of 12 months proven experience working with vulnerable adults in a Support role.
2.Good written and oral communication skills in English.
3.A working knowledge of DOLS, Whistleblowing and CQC guidelines regarding consent and reporting abuse.

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, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period 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.

If you feel that this role is for you please complete the attached application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk by the closing date.

Closing date: On Going

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