Criminal Justice Offender Resettlement Worker

Work Location: London
Salary: £23,600 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Thurs- 8:30am - 4:30pm; Fri - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post for Offender Resettlement Worker in our London prisons.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order 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 resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six-weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will 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 completed the attached application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 12/04/2020

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Service Manager

Work Location: Lewisham
Salary: £35 000 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work

Job description:

We are looking for a talented, passionate and ambitious Service Manager to lead our Lewisham services, driving continuous improvement and supporting people experiencing mental health issues towards positive, sustainable change.

Equinox Lewisham work across 6 sites and providing high, medium and low residential and floating support for service users who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions. Our clients include those who have a forensic history and those who may be coming into contact with mental health services for the first time via Early Intervention Services.

We offer step-down supported accommodation and continue to support individuals as they move through our service into lower-support accommodation and onto independent living within the community.

As the Service Manager you will have responsibility for all aspects of managing the service efficiently and effectively. You will give overall leadership, direction and guidance to a team of 10 staff as well as volunteers to enable the provision and development of high-quality services in line with the Social Interest Group’s Mission, Values and Strategy.

You will have experience of managing and motivating staff, holding them accountable whilst ensuring they are equipped with the skills and support to thrive. You will have the resilience to address challenges and the strategic vision to maximise the effectiveness of the resources at your disposal.

You will 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 team and adopted by frontline staff when supporting service users.

You will be responsible for contract compliance, supporting your team to ensure they meet or exceed contract 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, taking swift action to address any areas of underperformance. You may also be required to contribute to reports to Penrose’s Board of Trustees. The role requires some experience of designing or delivering improvement plans and creating a wider culture of continuous improvement.

Knowledge of mental health, excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships with your team, commissioners and other key stakeholders will be vital to the role. You will have some interest in both policy and business development, working with the Head of Services to identify and secure new sources of income. An understanding of budgeting and financial reporting will be helpful as you ensure your service is delivered within budget.

You will have a passion for Service User Involvement, enabling and empowering our clients to meaningfully input to the design and delivery of the service. You will possess a belief that everyone can turn their life around regardless of past or present circumstances. You will have an ability to motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

Although the role will predominantly work normal office hours, some flexibility to cover evening and weekend shifts will be required.

What we offer in return

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance
Closing date: 03/04/2020

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Residential Support Worker

Work Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary: £20,579
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday. Hours to cover 9am - 7pm depending on needs

Job description:

Bridge House is a Luton based residential project providing accommodation to homeless families and expectant parents. The service provides short term housing for homeless mothers and their children as well as those aiming for care and/or guardianship of their children.

The support is designed to work with parents and families to gain the valuable skills required to end the cycle of homelessness and enable future independently sustained living. The RSW will be recruited and will work on site within the project, sometimes on a lone working basis. Attendance hours will be from 11:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday with some attendance outside these hours as necessary.

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.

What we offer in return

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

Should you be interested in this post please complete the application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 06/04/2020

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Night Recovery Workers

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £18,927 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose Options Focus Project is a 24 hour supported service for vulnerable male adults with a mental health diagnosis and forensic history, who require a high level of support and close monitoring to reduce the factors that may have led to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour. The service is based in and around Clapham ,Lambeth Council.The service is based in Lambeth across six sites offering three tiers of support depending on customer needs.

Night Recovery Workers are required to provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of the residents 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.

Duties include:

  • Attend meetings and training commensurate with the post of Night Waking Worker, as requested by your line manager.
  • Maintaining a friendly and supportive environment within the project.
  • Cleaning and preparing rooms for new resident arrivals as necessary.
  • When requested to provide guidance and support to relevant workers, such as volunteers, students, etc, in line with the relevant policy and procedure.

Why work for us

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

Should you be interested in this post please complete the application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Complex Needs Recovery Worker

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £22,865.
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose Options Focus Project is a 24 hour supported service for vulnerable male adults with a mental health diagnosis and forensic history, who require a high level of support and close monitoring to reduce the factors that may have led to their previous mental health deterioration and offending behaviour. The service is based in and around Clapham ,Lambeth Council.

We are looking for Support Workers to join our team who will 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.

Duties will include the following:

  • 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 Key worker and 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.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • NVQ/Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Experience of working with ex-offenders with mental health issues
  • Clear evidence and experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Direct experience and understanding of providing key working and support or care planning

What we offer in return:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

If you are interested in this role please complete an application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Deputy Manager

Work Location: Redbridge & Lewishm
Salary: £30,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work

Job description:

Penrose is looking for a talented and passionate Deputy Manager for our services supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will provide supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move-on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for an experienced individual with the motivation and commitment to support staff and service users to achieve their goals.

Location:

Your role will be based between two of our male residential services – one in Lewisham and the other in Redbridge, where you will be included on the duty rota. Travel will be required between the 2 services

The Role:

The post holder will provide leadership and management of our team delivering the Offender Personality Disorder Housing and Support Service. Working in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, you will support adult males who have recently been released from prison, secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises. You will ensure provision of robust risk management, sharing information with probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe.

You will ensure the service adequately staffed at all times, and will maintain a culture of learning and development through supervisions, appraisals and continuing professional development processes. You will deliver a coaching approach to line management is implemented throughout your team and adopted by frontline staff when supporting service users.

You will be responsible for contract compliance, supporting your team to ensure they meet or exceed contract 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 may also be required to contribute to reports to Penrose’s Board of Trustees.

You will support your team to provide effective and meaningful assessment, treatment and management of people with personality disorders which cause them to present as high risk. The service aims to reduce and manage the risk presented by clients in the least restrictive environment possible, reduce personality pathology and associated suffering and distress. It also aims to increase pro-social and adaptive behaviours in the areas of relationships, employment, education, community integration, promoting independence within the community and improved quality of life.

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. Some understanding of budgeting and financial reporting will be helpful.

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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 an ability to build rapport, motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job description (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to us by the closing date to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 25/03/2020

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Engagement Worker – Redbridge

Work Location: Redbridge
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based in Redbridge supported housing accommodation sites with possibility to work across locations.

 

Duties: 

  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.
  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Understanding of Risk Management within a Criminal Justice environment
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions
  • 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.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Communicatee effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.

 

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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.

Why work with us?

Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan

  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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.

 

To apply please fill out the attached application form and return to us at recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Night Support Worker

Work Location: Redbridge
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 9pm to 8am including weekends

Job description:

Location: Gants Hill, Redbridge

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Based in one of our male residential services in Redbridge, this essential role ensures our residents are safe and supported through the night. Working in teams of two, you will ensure the security of the premises, but also be there to offer support and guidance to residents, as well as ensuring appropriate risk management and information sharing protocols are adhered to.

You will also ensure detailed service and resident handovers to day staff each morning. Night Support Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings

Working in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, you will support adult males who have recently been released from prison, secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises. You will work with residents providing 1-1 support as well as other key engagement activities, supporting them to further develop their talents and self-belief whilst managing their mental health and wellbeing. You will support, inspire and motivate residents to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into safe, successful independent living within the community. You will provide robust risk management, sharing information with staff, probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe.

 

Duties:

 

  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Ensure the security and safety of the property and residents, managing incidents and escalating as necessary
  • To positively respond to service users who may need assistance, seeking the support of the appropriate manager if necessary, in emergencies.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions
  • 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.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.
  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.

 

 

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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 an ability to build rapport, motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your knowledge and experience (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

 

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 employment references covering 3 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Recovery Worker – Enfield

Work Location: Enfield
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7 days a week

Job description:

As a Recovery worker your role is to provide a supportive, responsive and effective 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 programme using a recovery focused approach.

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.

Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Penroseto 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.

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.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

We can only accept completed application forms for this post. if you are interest in the post please download the Job description and Application form from https://socialinterestgroup.org.uk/vacancies/

Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Recovery Worker – Brighton and Hove

Work Location: Hove
Salary: £20,059.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 7 days a week

Job description:

Brighton Women’s Service launched in January 2018 and is a female-only residential project providing 9 high/complex needs beds and 9 medium needs beds. The service has 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.

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.

Why work for us?

  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash, a private healthcare scheme which includes:
  • Packages for acute and chronic coverage
  • Alternative therapy treatments
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 days after 2 years employment and thereafter by 1 day per additional year of employment up to a max of 30 days annual leave.
  • Life Assurance

To apply for this role please complete the application form which can be found below and returned to us at recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 04/04/2020

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Specialist Resettlement Worker

Work Location: Wandsworth, Pentonville
Salary: £25,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Specialist resettlement worker across our London prisons.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order to resettle into the community and to break the cycle of reoffending. We provide guidance and support with a wide range of issues ranging from accommodation, training and financial advice. We signpost our clients to relevant expert 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 resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a whole range of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All resettlement workers 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.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

We can only accept completed application forms for this post. if you are interest in the post please download the Job description and Application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 23/03/2020

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Assistant Recovery Worker

Work Location: Southwark
Salary: £20,039.86
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Including weekends

Job description:

About the service

Equinox  provides supported accommodation and a recovery approach resettlement programme for adult males with enduring mental health support needs.  We support our service users to maximize their independence and work towards moving on.

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.

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 into the community.  The main aim is for our service users to lead more fulfilling lives.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Recovery workers to Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme using a recovery focused approach
  • Link working with Recovery workers around key work, risk assessment and support planning for service users to help successful recovery focused achievement of their personal goals.
  • Deliver life skills training and support to prepare service users for successful independent living.
  • Encourage service users to establish social networks and undertake meaningful activities to assist them to develop positive coping mechanisms and to socially integrate.
  • Develop resettlement options for service users and assist them to successfully move on to a more appropriate long term housing option
  • Maintain a standard of service as required by the Commissioners and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service and contribute to the achievement of excellent outcomes as defined Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group in all  aspects of service delivery
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Experience of working in supported living setting
  • Experience of working with people with mental ill health
  • Recovery focused service provision
  • Understanding Key working, Mental Health Recovery Star and risk assessment
  • QCF or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Personalisation & Recovery Agenda
  • Knowledge of working in supported living setting
  • Knowledge of recovery focused service provision
  • Knowledge of Key working, support planning, Needs and risk assessment

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance
Please note we will only accepted completed application forms for this role.  Please completed the attached application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk
Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Workforce Business Partner

Department: People & Culture
Work Location: Highbury & Islington
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

The Social Interest Group (SIG) is new and innovative and was formed as a charity in 2014. Its 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. Currently supporting Penrose Options and Equinox Care.

We are currently looking for a Workforce Business Partner to join our People and Culture Team at Social Interest Group. The ideal candidate will look after the recruitment and talent pool and management for all flexi time staff in the organsation.

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Actively Recruit and Development ofFlexi-time staff
  • Update current portal and assist in designing the flexi time staff talent pool selection process via the current portal
  • Management of new recruitment procedures to ensure the Company is able to attract the very best talent available.
  • To deploy innovative techniques to enhance SIG’s reputation as an employer of choice and a great place to work.
  • To promote the SIG employer brand and engagement process from initial contact.
  • To use pioneering recruitment methods to meet workforce staffing levels and attract high quality candidates.
  • To oversee and manage the recruitment administration and screening processes, ensuring a seamless process from initial contact to the end of the employment cycle with SIG .

What we are looking for in the successful candidate:

  • Must be proficient in use of Applicant Tracker Systems and HR databases
  • Must be confident in reporting, excel and metrics
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ideally CIPD qualified or working towards Level 3
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role in a related and or multi-site environment

Benefits of working with us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance
Closing date: 31/03/2020

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Collaboration and Activities Coordinator

Work Location: Redbridge, Ilford
Salary: £29,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 8am - 4pm or 1:30 - 9:30pm, Monday to Friday - occasional evening and weekend

Job description:

Location: 3 residential sites across Lewisham, Lambeth and Redbridge

Penrose is looking for a talented and passionate individual to coordinate and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime. A critical component of a new pan-London service, this role will be the designated lead for partnering with local agencies and support services, and ensuring that each site is able to offer a fulfilling range of meaningful interventions and that our residents are involved in all stages of the process.

The Collaboration and Activities Coordinator will also be the lead for ensuring a smooth transition from our supported accommodation into independent living, by ensuring that every resident is equipped with tools and a package of local support services at the point of move-on.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will provide supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move-on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for an experienced individual with the motivation and commitment to coordinate, design and facilitate a suite of activities supporting residents within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based across Lambeth, Lewisham or Redbridge supported housing accommodation sites with regular travel across London required.

Main Duties:

· Designing, coordinating and facilitating a programme of activities and interventions for OPD residents across 3 sites

· Liaising with local and pan-London partner agencies to ensure each site offers a holistic package of interventions

· Provide transitional support for each resident as they move on into independent accommodation, equipping them with tools and a package of local support contacts

· To deliver training to staff (and residents as appropriate) to enable and empower them to deliver activities as required

· To be creative in involving the service users and ensuring they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.

· To work with the team of Engagement workers and support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.

· To liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.

· Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes

· Facilitate and or support group sessions

· 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.

· Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.

· Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.

· To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.

· Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.

· Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.

Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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 an ability to build rapport, motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing how your knowledge and experience meets the requirements of the job description (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date.

Why work with us?

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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: 24/03/2020

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Engagement Worker

Work Location: Lambeth
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Days, Nights, Mon - Friday including weekends

Job description:

Female Engagement Worker (OPD Pathway)

Location: Lambeth

Penrose is recruiting for talented, ambitious and caring staff to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

As part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway, Penrose will be providing supported accommodation for 12 men and 4 women across three residential sites in Lambeth, Lewisham and Redbridge. Working in partnership with NHS England and HMPPS and receiving referrals from the National Probation Service, we will support men and women in the pathway being released from prison, secure healthcare settings or moving on from Approved Premises. Our 24-hour service will provide far more than a roof over people’s heads; it will offer a base for a range of 1-1 and group interventions, delivered by our teams and by external partners, that will equip residents with the skills and confidence to move on safely into independent living.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference supporting some of the most complex people in the criminal justice system and helping make communities safer. We are looking for experienced staff who have the skills and ability to support and engage residents with a non-judgemental attitude within an enabling environment.

Your Role:

Your role will be based in our female supported housing accommodation site in Lambeth with possibility to work across locations.

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.

Duties:

  • To be creative in involving the service users in meetings which ensures they remain at the centre of the discussion and make choices and decisions.
  • To support service users to achieve their goals, in line with their support plan.
  • As part of service users support plan, to liaise with external professionals, e.g. GP’s, probation officer, Care Coordinators etc.
  • Understanding of Risk Management within a Criminal Justice environment
  • Facilitate and or support group sessions
  • Ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions •
  • 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.
  • Assist the staff team in managing security and safety, health & safety, maintenance, rent/charges collection, arrears and void control.
  • Assist service users with arrangements for moving into the property, ensuring benefits are applied for, utilities connected, maintenance problems resolved, and that the property is properly furnished.
  • Liaison with Agencies and Local Community
  • Ensure timely information sharing with Offender Managers and other key stakeholders to support robust risk management and positive resettlement outcomes
  • To undertake administrative tasks as part of regular duties ensuring that these are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Service Users receive a high quality and responsive service.
  • Communicatee effectively.
  • Promote and encourage best practice in HSE.
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to develop strong working relationships will also be crucial to this role. 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 an ability to build rapport, motivate and inspire, and a keen eye for detail.

To apply we require your CV along with Supporting Statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) detailing your knowledge and experience (this can be found on the attached Job Description) or completion of an application form. Please then send to by the closing date.

Why work for us?

  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash, a private healthcare scheme which includes:
  • Packages for acute and chronic coverage
  • Alternative therapy treatments
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 days after 2 years employment and thereafter by 1 day per additional year of employment up to a max of 30 days annual leave.
  • Life Assurance

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 3 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.

Should you be interested in this post please fill out the attached application form and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Personal Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Work Location: Brent, London
Salary: £22,865.00
Contract: Permaenet
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

Within our Brent Equinox Services we have opportunities for staff to work in a new area of delivery, supporting people in our Supported Living Mental Health service.

We are seeking passionate, caring, understanding applicants that can work in a challenging but rewarding environment.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • The development of Personal Care Plans, Recovery stars and Risk Assessments
  • Monitor any changes in behaviour and use appropriate interventions and support
  • Planning and participating in meaningful activities with Service Users to promote their health and wellbeing, positive engagement levels and helping them to live happier, healthier lives.
  • Deliver group work, psychological and mental health/ substance misuse interventions
  • Provide person centred practical and emotional support, and practical therapeutic interventions for service users.
  • 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
  • Practitioners will encourage service users to make choices about their care and support and ensure that these are communicated to care coordinators, care managers and others involved in the care of the service users.

 

 

What we are looking for in the successful candidate:

  •  Experience of providing responsive personal care and support to individuals with complex needs
  • Experience of monitoring/supporting service users taking medication
  • Experience of progressive service user provision both in substance misuse and mental health.
  • Experience of promoting diversity, dignity and equality.
  • Experience of providing responsive personal care and support to individuals with complex needs
  • Experience of monitoring/supporting service users taking medication
  • Experience of progressive service user provision both in substance misuse and mental health.
  • Experience of promoting diversity, dignity and equality

 

 

Why work for us:

  • Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Medi-cash which includes the following:
  • Discount gym membership
  • Routine eye tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • Dental treatment via NHS or Private
  • Physiotherapy, Indian Head Massage and a range of other therapies
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 26 days after 2 years and increasing 1 day per year up to 30 days annual leave

 

  • Life Assurance
Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Recovery Worker – Croydon

Work Location: Croydon
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Job description:

As a Recovery worker your role is to provide a supportive, responsive and effective 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 programme using a recovery focused approach.

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.

Maintain a standard of service as required by Commissioners and Penroseto 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.

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.

To apply please download the Job description and Application and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 30/03/2020

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Criminal Justice Offender Resettlement Worker

Work Location: London
Salary: £23600.00
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Thurs - 8:30am - 4:40pm, Friday - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post for Offender Resettlement Worker in our London prisons.

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order 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 resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six-weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will 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 complete the attached application form and return to recruitment@socialinterstgroup.org.uk

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Offender Resettlement Worker – Bank Staff

Department: Penrose
Work Location: Brixton
Salary: £10.48 per hour
Job description:

Penrose Criminal Justice Services are recruiting for the post of Bank Staff for Offender Resettlement Worker in of our London prisons. This allows for flexible working hours agreed by both parties which may lead on to full time employment.

 

Working in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and MTCNovo, our service supports all adult males who are sentenced to a custodial order 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 resettlement workers are trained in risk management and motivational interviewing and with a set of trainings that will be catered around the role being carried out.

 

We are looking for motivated staff who want to deliver services differently, and develop new skills in the process. The role will be based in a London prison, where you will be the representative for Penrose Criminal Justice Services. However, you will also meet with your wider Penrose team in full Penrose custodial Team meetings on a six weekly basis. All our Resettlement workers will 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

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Senior Care and Support Worker

Work Location: Mobile
Salary: £22,865
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 20 plus additional bank hours
Job description:

Penrose Senior Care & Support Worker

Lambeth, Lewisham and Camden boroughs

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?

Are you familiar with writing and updating of care plans and risk assessments to a CQC approved level?

If so we can offer you

  1. Competitive pay
  2. Guaranteed hours of 20 hours per week with additional bank hours available.
  3. A contributory pension scheme
  4. Ongoing 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 writing person centred Care Plans and Risk Assessments

 

Please fill out the attached application form and send to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Nurse Team Leader – Residential Detoxification

Work Location: London, SE11
Salary: £37,570
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: Mon-Fri 08:30 – 16:30 (some weekend and evening work may be necessary)

Job description:

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

Main Responsibility

Working with the service manager, doctors and the operational team, coordinate the safe, effective and efficient management of service users’ journeys from referral through admission to successful completion of detox/stabilisation from a clinical perspective

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 residential detoxification services

Contribute to the strategic and business plans of Equinox.

 

To apply please download full Job Description and application form below and return to recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Registered General Nurse

Salary: £32,000
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37.5
Shift pattern: 5 Days a week on a 7.5hrs a day

Job description:

Equinox Care provides support, care and recovery services to people who have a range of complex needs such as substance misuse and mental health issues.

We operate across the South East of England, providing a range of different services that concentrate on assisting our service users to re-engage with the communities around them and to find effective strategies for dealing with the challenges facing them in their lives. These services include detoxification services, supported housing, outreach and street engagement.

Equinox is also active in the criminal justice system. We work on the basis that this is often the place to find people who are ready to engage with recovery, whatever form that may take for them.

 

ROLE PURPOSE

The role of the general nurse will be to contribute to the management of Aspinden Wood and the provision of a responsive and high quality supported living service. Provide effective support and supervision for staff in order to achieve full contract and regulatory compliance and deliver an effective, recovery-focused stabilisation service. In conjunction with care coordinators and the service user’s doctors, manage the clinical aspects of the physical and mental health of the residents.

  • Develop service provision, to ensure best practice
  • Work in close conjunction with the other agencies
  • Promote the Service through participation of inter-agency working
  • Maintain close links and good relationships with local community groups and representatives ensuring that the local community has a good understanding of the purpose and workings of the Service

 

To apply please download the Job description and Application form below. Once completed return to: recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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Residential Detox Nurse – Brook Drive

Work Location: London SE11
Hours per week: 22 or 37.5
Shift pattern: Day & Night shifts

Job description:

You will work as part of the medical team to empower our patients to gain the best life chances during and after their stay at Brook Drive. Alongside their day to day involvement in the medical detoxification of the patients, you would also be integral to the development and delivery of one to one and group work sessions, focussing on health, wellbeing and relationships.

The role would work in partnership with our in-house psycho-social team to ensure that each individual is facilitated to undergo this integral part of their recovery journey in their own unique way to the best of their ability.

Main Responsibility

  • Implement the service’s policies and procedures in order to deliver the successful medical detox from alcohol + substances.
  • Provide key work and support planning for service users to help successful completion of their detoxification programme.
  • Provide appropriate nursing and psychosocial interventions, including group work programme, administering medication and supervising the physical withdrawal of service users within appropriate clinical governance frameworks.
  • To maintain an environment whereby service users are given choice and involved as much as possible in their treatment and service provision.
  • Assist service users to identify their aftercare options and liaise with Care Managers to ensure that service users have appropriate arrangements in place.
  • Monitor service users’ health care and wellbeing needs throughout the detoxification process, arranging referrals to GP and/or providing personal care interventions as required.
  • Maintain a standard of care as required by Purchasers, CQC and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.

Experience

  • Tier 4 treatment service provision
  • Recovery focused service provision
  • Experience of providing a detoxification service to people with substance misuse problems
  • Experience of providing a group work programme to service users.
  • Support planning, key-working and risk assessment + risk planning / actions

Knowledge/Qualifications

  • First level RN qualification
  • Up to date certification in anaphylaxis, inoculations, First Aid & CPR
  • Knowledge of CQC outcomes framework
  • Knowledge of relevant NICE and DoH guidance and protocols
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks for social care and treatment

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £30,791.00 /year

Closing date: 01/04/2020

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