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Approved Premises Residential Worker Oxford

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Job Title: Out of Hours Intervention Worker Approved Premises

Location: Oxford

Contract: Contract, Full Time 37.5 Hours

Interview date: TBC

Salary: £12.20+ depending on experience

Rota Basis: Mixture of Long days and Nights

About the Service/Department:

Approved Premises (AP) work with offenders and provide a vital element in public protection arrangements. AP offer a transition service from prison to more mainstream community life.

About the role

The role that an Approved Premises Residential Worker will be required to undertake includes:

  • Working effectively as a team member and communicating effectively to pass on key information.
  • Undertake regular inspections of the premises, monitoring CCTV to support and create a staff working environment; and maintaining an active presence in the Approved Premises at all times.
  • Regularly engage and monitor behaviour of residents in a pro-social manner and contribute towards the protection of residents.
  • Where required, undertake room searches, pack up residents' possessions as directed, supervise residents' meals, issuing of medication, alcohol and drugs tests.
  • Support arrangements and delivery of purposeful activities for residents within the premises.
  • The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

About you

  • Possession of a probation services officer level qualification NVQ level 3 in Criminal Justice or a minimum 5 GCSE's at Grade C and above, including English and Maths or equivalent
  • Evidence of working for a recognised provider of probation services in the last 5 years.
  • Experience of working and supporting a diverse range of people on probation who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties and the need to use tact and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues, including working with individuals to motivate and change behaviour.
  • Experience of working with diverse communities including promoting equality, inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience of using and maintaining Probation Service computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety legislation in the workforce.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a high level numeracy and literacy skills required to read, understand and interpret policies.
  • Ability and skills to effectively use Microsoft computer based systems such as Word, Excel, Outlook ad PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice System, Probation Service and up to date legislation.

What in it for you?

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Weekly Pay
  • Free parking on site
  • Free meals on duty
  • Exceptional Referral Bonus
  • £250 Training allowance
  • Ltd or PAYE options available

For further information, please call Cheyenne Atkinson on 01772 208962 or email your CV directly to