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Gang & Violence Reduction Service Coordinator

  • Job reference: SD77
  • Location: West End, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Gang & Violence Reduction Service Coordinator

Temporary Contract - 6 months with view to extend.
Working within a prison in London.
Reporting to the G&V Reduction Cluster Manager.
£16 - £18 per hour Ltd. depending on experience.
38 hours per week.

This post presents an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the development and delivery of the HMP Gangs and Violence Reduction Service, which plays a vital role in supporting offenders by creating opportunities to move away from gang membership and affiliation.

This team will provide a range of appropriate interventions for those at risk of gang involvement, and influence, motivate and encourage diversion for those on the periphery of gang activities, through to exit programmes for those deeply entrenched.

As the Gangs and Violence Reduction Service Coordinator you will have experience and knowledge of prison estates and the processes and procedures within the prison environment. You will work across the spectrum of this delivery, holding a small caseload of prisoners supporting them via a range of interventions including one to one support and group work, as well as managing a small team (2) of gang project workers.

As a Gangs & VR Service Coordinator your main duties and accountabilities will include:

* Plan and lead on delivery of activities and interventions that will deter prisoners from involvement in gang related activities.
* Undertake data collection, analysis, the production of reports and summaries, using IT.
* Maintain a good level of knowledge and understanding of gang activity within the London area.
* Contribute towards delivery of group activities including interventions that motivate prisoners to exit gang related activities. To include the planning, coordination and co-facilitation of the Rehabilitation Offering Another Direction (R.O.A.D.) programme.

A Gang & VR Service Coordinator liaises closely and is expected to effectively communicate with Service Users, Probation staff, Prison Senior Management Team, Local Authorities, Reducing Re offending Boards, Managers from other statutory and voluntary agencies, both within and external to the prison, who offer services relevant to Gangs and Violence Reduction.

Knowledge/ Experience:

Experience of working within the gangs and youth violence sector.
Experience of safeguarding young people.
Experience of working with a high risk client group presenting violent or challenging behaviour.
Experience of planning, leading, delivering and evaluating activities and interventions for prisoners.
Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy relating to gangs and serious violence.

Successful applicant will be subject to DBS checks/ disclosure and Prison Security Vetting.

For more information and a full job description, please show your interest through indeed or contact Sean on 01772 208 962 or email sean.devlin@servicecare.org.uk