Residential Worker

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
02 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Residential Worker- Probation Service

Your new company
This role will involve working as part of a team providing 24 hour cover at an Approved Premises (AP) including security and monitoring services. They will provide assistance and support to offenders in Approved Premises to reduce their risk of reoffending, recall or breach of the condition of their licence or Court Order. To ensure that offenders resident at an AP and the fabric of it are kept safe and secure throughout their shift.

The job holder will assist in the supervision of residents, maintaining discipline and the adherence to AP rules, licence conditions and court orders. In addition, will contribute to the management of residents' risk.

Your new role
Contribute to effective team practice, communicate effectively with team members and pass on key information
Undertake regular inspections of the building, including cellars and grounds throughout the period of duty, recording any occurrences/damage or defects, and monitor CCTV equipment
Maintain an active presence in the AP at all times. Regularly engage with residents in a pro-social manner. Contribute towards the protection of residents, e.g. monitor in line with risk assessments.
Monitor behaviour of high risk residents and motivate residents to ensure compliance. Respond appropriately to abusive or aggressive behaviour
Ensure that the AP is locked and secure during curfew period. Confirm the presence and wellbeing of all residents overnight
Facilitate the function of the AP as a first/emergency point of contact out of hours
Escalate to the standby Manager any matters of concern to ensure the enforcement and /or compliance with court orders, licences , AP rules

What you'll need to succeed
You will be confident lone-working and be able to handle challenging behaviour. You will be able to build positive relationships with the young people so that they feel supported in their next steps. All candidates will need to be able to make effective decisions and be able to work as part of a team. The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS clearance.

What you'll get in return
You will receive weekly pay
Access to training
Free DBS check

What you need to do now
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