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Probation Service Officer

Job Description

Full time - Probation Service Officer

Full Job Description
Depending on the role, work may include:

  • Working with people on probation to analyse and address their behaviour;
  • Assessing offender needs;
  • The preparation and delivery of reports (Court, Parole etc)
  • The assessment and management of the risk of serious harm posed by individuals
  • Accurate case recording
  • Deliver and lead accredited programmes in adherence to the Programme Manual
  • Able to facilitate learning events, provide guidance, support, feedback and mentoring to operational staff across the Probation Service through a programme of learning events.
  • The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.

Essential Requirements

  1. Evidence of working for a recognised provider of probation services in the last 5 years.
  2. Experience of working and supporting a diverse range of people on probation or vulnerable people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties, including working with groups and individuals to motivate and change behaviour.
  3. Experience of delivering of operational training to HMPPS to support training pathways, and assess others to achieve training outcomes in the workplace, ideally in a Probation related setting as a learning coach.
  4. Experience of using and maintaining Probation Service computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales - NDelius and OASys.
  5. Working knowledge of Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements.
  6. Understanding of Health & Safety legislation in the workforce.
  7. Ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with staff in other agencies.
  8. Ability to travel to Prisons, Court (only if required to fulfil a Court PO role), people on probation homes and other locations as required.