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This role is for Sessional Community Payback Supervisors and is offered on a minimum hours contract based on 7.4 hours per month. Sessional rate is £12.56 per hour.
Overview of the job
This is an operational role directly supervising work groups of offenders serving a community sentence. This may include driving service vehicles to transport people or equipment. The post holder will be responsible for all work site supervision tasks and will work with service users to ensure that all tasks are carried out to the best of their ability. This will include working alongside people to demonstrate good practice as necessary.
The post holder will work on varied projects that involve practical tasks that should be seen by the public to be a credible punishment providing reparation to the community. The post holder will exercise appropriate authority to maintain discipline and good behaviour within working groups, alerting the relevant staff to any infringement of discipline or behaviour.
The post holder will contribute towards the rehabilitative potential of the sentence and will support some service users to gain employment skills through a positive work experience with the opportunity to gain vocational or skills-based training. Staff are expected to contribute towards review and evaluation of all aspects of service delivery and to contribute towards a culture of continuous improvement.
Post holders may be required to undertake weekend working as part of their normal pattern of working. The work may involve working alongside volunteers or staff from partner organisations.
Responsibilities, Activities & Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:Conduct Pre-Placement Unpaid Work Induction sessions Conduct start of the day 'tool box' talk to ensure all service users understand the task at hand and safe working practice and motivate and support service users to complete their OrderFollow work directions within the project placement file Ensure Health & Safety procedures are followed, alerting the relevant staff to any risk, ensuring that any associated paperwork is completed accurately and on time as required, including contributing to the review of placement risk assessments. Ensure that appropriate tools, equipment and supplies are available in accordance with local procedure and that instructions for safe use are followed by service usersConduct a dynamic risk assessment to ensure all hazards are noted and managed use pro-social and other motivational techniques to ensure that service users complete the work assigned in a disciplined and well-behaved mannerMonitor the attendance of service users allocated to agency placements and promote successful completions.Maintain all service users' records in accordance organisational requirements ensuring that all information is updated onto the case management system in a timely and accurate manner.Work towards accreditation as a work place assessor or deliver training assessments for selected service users within the supervised work group to provide enhanced learning opportunities.Contribute towards promoting Community Payback with colleagues, external agencies, Sentencers and the public.In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do. The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.
Managing a Quality Service
Communicating and Influencing
Evidence of commitment to team work
Effective inter-personal skills with the ability to supervise people constructively while maintaining authority
Evidence of problem-solving within a workplace or similar environment
Knowledge of safety at work, public protection and risk of harm in all aspects of work
Basic knowledge of First Aid and willingness to undertake further training
IOSH L3 or equivalent and a willingness to attend further training
Driving Licence t Category D1 Minibus
Willing to achieve and maintain L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent
Ability to model pro-social attitudes and behaviour to service users x Good written communication skills