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Job Reference: 6810
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Custodial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £37,000
Location: Wolverhampton
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 11/07/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Psychologist - Treatment Manager

HMP Oakwood, WV10 7QD

Full Time, 40 hours per week - £37,000 per annum

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for a Psychologist - Treatment Manager to join our team at HMP Oakwood.

At HMP Oakwood we aim to inspire, motivate and guide prisoners to become the best they can be. We offer state of the art facilities, full time employment, programmes and access to Physical Health and Wellbeing initiatives.

HMP Oakwood will be one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to 1,605 Category C male prisoners.

HMP Oakwood will be expanding its delivery of accredited interventions and therefore now require an additional treatment team in order to support the new programmes.

Job outline:  To supervise programmes specific to the prison to ensure contractual and audit levels are maintained

Key Responsibilities

  • To primarily act as a treatment manager for offending behaviour programmes- this will initially be the Building Better Relationships domestic violence programme but may expand to other offending behaviour courses. 
  • To deliver on accredited interventions annually to remain in date for the intervention you will be treatment managing
  • To support the delivery of, and offer guidance on, non-accredited interventions to ensure compliance with what works literature and PSO4350- does no harm.
  • To complete and sign off Spousal assault risk assessments.
  • To play an active role in developing the sex offender treatment pathway at HMP Oakwood.
  • To complete video monitoring and supervision of a treatment team in line with Interventions Services requirements. 
  • To ensure offenders are appropriately selected, assessed and engage in offending behaviour programmes.
  • To work closely with Offender management unit to maintain effective referral pathways and support with parole process when required.
  • To support prisoners to address their offending behaviour and improve their institutional behaviour
  • To participate in recruitment and selection for programmes facilitators 
  • To ensure programmes are delivered in line with Interventions Services audit requirements and achieve their KPT. 
  • Develop business case for trainee forensic psychologists and if successful act as their supervisor.
  • To complete any other tasks as deemed appropriate by intervention services manager

The Ideal Candidate:

There will be a requirement to attend and pass interventions services training initially in SARA, Building Better relationships and treatment management. Subsequent programmes training for additional programmes may be required at a later date.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • To be qualified as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the BPS
  • To be a Registered Psychologist (Forensic) with the HCPC
  • Experience of working with offenders in custody
  • Experience in delivery and management of accredited offending behaviour programmes
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience of writing Parole reports, completing assessments such as HCR-20, WAIS, RM2000, PNA and SARA assessments.
  • Experience of supervising others.
  • Knowledge and experience of Building Better relationships programme
  • Knowledge and experience of sex offender treatment pathways.

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. 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 can be sure that you’ll 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 global 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 5 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.



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