Staffordshire & Stoke CRC
Integrated Offender Management / Substance Misuse Team
Located at Longton Police Station, Stoke-On-Trent and Hanley Probation Office
Probation Practitioner Level 2
£22,580 – £28,063 pro rata per annum
Staffordshire & West Midlands (SWM) CRC provide services to transform lives and reduce crime. We work with people aged 18 and over who have been either sentenced by the courts to a Community Order or Suspended Sentence Order, or released on licence from prison to serve the rest of their sentence in the community.
Along with our sister company, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland (DLNR) CRC, we are part of the Reducing Reoffending Partnership (RRP).
This partnership also includes:
- Ingeus UK – a leading provider of the government’s Work Programme
- St Giles Trust – a charity working with service users in prisons and communities
- Change, Grow, Live (CGL) – a large substance misuse charity
The Reducing Reoffending Partnership has recently undergone an exciting transformation which has seen an overhaul of our probation estates in Staffordshire, ICT and operational delivery including introducing Through the Gate services in our resettlement prisons.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to continue with or begin their professional career in the delivery of probation services. This is within a multi-agency setting working with police and substance misuse partners amongst others, in the delivery of case management and interventions to those who commit the most crime in society and/or are dependent on substance abuse. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a real difference by working with partners and co-managing service users in the community and prison to reduce reoffending and protect the public through the delivery of structured interventions. While based at Longton IOM team, the successful candidate will also be expected to work at the new Hanley Probation Office as required, to support the delivery of our new and innovative group interventions such as the young adult programme, peer mentoring, domestic abuse, victim empathy, anger management and Foundations of Rehabilitation.
Successful applicant’s core duties will include:
- Process information and assess individual’s offending behaviour
- Plan, coordinate, supervise (if appropriate), enforce and review sentences in custody and in the community
- Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour
- Help individuals to address their offending behaviour
- To support individuals experiencing difficulties
Applicants will need to show excellent communication and engagement skills in order to work effectively with service users in an individual and group setting. The ability to manage challenging behaviour, motivate people, develop empathy are desirable but training will be supplied. Applicants will need to possess good IT skills but most importantly fundamentally believe in the capacity of people to change. Appropriate training and developmental opportunities will be available to the selected candidate as part of their induction into the organisation.
For further information on the post please contact Susan Hudson on 01785 233 211 / 07976197464 or Jeanette Williamson on 0121 273 4744 / 07745319069
This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Services and enhanced police vetting will also be required given co-location at a police station.
Fixed term contracts will also be considered.
To apply for this role, please send a completed application form to SWM CRC, HR Recruitment, 4th Floor Livery Place, 35 Livery Street, Birmingham, B3 2PB by 4pm on Friday 25th August 2017