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Job Reference: 6583
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Custodial
Contract Type: Temporary Casual
Salary: £23,460.00
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 01/05/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Family Interventions Facilitator - Fixed Term Contracts for 9 months

HMP Parc. Bridgend

Salary : £23,460.00  per annum

Full-Time (40 hours per week)

G4S is a large and diverse company with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company who are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, innovative projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Family Interventions Facilitator to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

Summary of Role

Implement and coordinate the delivery of appropriate Children and Families based opportunities for prisoners in gaining personal skills, accredited qualifications and other relevant support from within the specified remit.  Aim to strengthen family ties and reduce re-offending and intergenerational offending by increasing opportunities for families to support sustainable rehabilitation, developing links with local community, family support and advice services. Contribute to the development of a holistic custodial environment with opportunities, which will continually develop their skills and support rehabilitation.

Main Duties

Co-ordinate and deliver specific projects aimed at building better family relationships.

Undertake all duties as outlined in the Fathers Inside Line Manager specifications, including supporting Fathers Inside tutors and Fathers Inside Family Support Workers

Facilitate family based prisoner learning and personal development ensuring full compliance with prison service requirements and operating instructions. Duties as specified by the Senior Manager for Family Interventions to incorporate:

  • Careers, education and training opportunities
  • Community contact with participants families
  • Personal progression and soft skills
  • Ensure diversity and opportunities for all learning styles and abilities

 

Development, supervision and delivery of family focused interventions, in conjunction with the PSF model as dictated by the Senior Manager for Family Interventions.

  • Fathers Inside
  • Learning Together Club  /  MPACT
  • Parenting For Dads  /  Scouts
  • DofE / Firefighter for a day
  • Employability/Training skills

      Wherever possible all skills taught must be considered for accreditation (e.g. NOCN, ASET etc.).

 

To collate statistical information from activities undertaken, on a regular basis. Receive and review completed interventions and other data including:

  • Numbers of Learners participating in programmes  |  Completion rates
  • Number of awards gained  |  Progression onto appropriate interventions
  • Any other sustained interventions and support  |  Diversity information

 

Work closely with Offender Management, Security, ETE and all other departments with the sole purpose of ensuring relevant information is shared amongst colleagues. 

Responsible for booking family lounge visits; obtain security clearance and notify prisoners.

To represent the department as and when required internally and externally.

Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

Follow organisational systems and procedures outlined in company manuals.

To work collaboratively with voluntary and statutory partners, families and communities in order to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the service.

To prepare reports and briefings on the development of the Family Intervention provision.

To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.

To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post.


The Ideal Candidate:

Job Holder Specification

Formal Education:  Educated to GCSE standard or Level 2 equivalent in a related field e.g. social work, sociology, child care, family work, youth and community work, criminology, psychology.

Desirable:    Social Work or Community Based Qualification, e.g. DipSw or equivalent  |  Delivery and supervision of offending behaviour interventions  |  Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting disadvantaged people in accessing services  |  Working with disadvantaged learners and learners with additional needs  |  Information, Advice and Guidance Qualification  |  Moderating and Verification Awards A1 & V1  |  Technical Education: Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office (all packages)  |  Statistical Analysis and presentation of data

Knowledge / Experience:   Experience of working in a custodial environment with offenders  |  Delivery / supervision of offending behaviour interventions  |  Providing Information, Advice and Guidance on educational, work and community based opportunities  |  other interventions  |  Working with families and children  |  Understanding of barriers that have negative impact for achieving change  |  Understanding of the needs of disadvantageous or excluded groups in society and an awareness of the Equal Opportunities/Anti-discriminatory practice principles relevant to address these needs  |  Excellent report writing abilities  |  Presentation skills

Personal Qualities:  A belief in the ability for people to make sustainable life changes  |  Excellent organisational skills  |  Ability to function professionally and effectively under deadlines  |  Enthusiastic and flexible aptitude to work  |  Excellent communicator  |  Ability to develop and progress professional relationships with pertinent agencies

 

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.


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