83987 - Probation Services Officer – Personality Disorder Team - Yorkshire and the Humber Probation Service - Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield

£24,228 - £30,208
1
12 Months
Yorkshire and the Humber
Bradford , Dewsbury , Halifax , Huddersfield , Leeds , Wakefield
BRADFORD COMBINED BRADFORD, BD1 1JA, HUDDERSFIELD MAGISTRATES HUDDERSFIELD, HD1 2NH, LEEDS COMBINED LEEDS, LS1 3BG, 1 Burgage Square, Merchant Gate, Wakefield WF1 2TS, NPS 30 ALBION STREET DEWSBURY, WF13 2AJ, NPS 379 YORK ROAD LEEDS, LS9 6TA, NPS CITY COURTS BRADFORD, BD1 1LA, NPS FRATERNAL HOUSE BRADFORD, BD1 4HP, NPS Leeds Magistrates Court, LS1 3AP, NPS WATERLOO HOUSE LEEDS, LS1 2EE, NMS Church House, HD1 1SG, NMS Westgate House, HX1 1PD
Other
NPS Pay Band 3 National
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time
Operational Delivery

If you require any assistance please call e mail YatHPS.Recruitment@justice.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference - 83987.

Overview of the job    

The job holder will undertake the full range of work with people on probation before and after sentence. This will include assessment, sentence implementation, offender management and producing reports. The job holder will provide case management support to a full range of people on probation utilising service procedures and practice directions that underpin professional judgement.

Summary    

To assess and manage the risk (including risk management plans and escalation) posed by people on probation to protect victims of crime and the general public by:

•    Liaising, providing information and advice to criminal courts, criminal justice agencies and other partner agencies.
•    Supervise and manage risk of those people on probation subject to community sentences, during and after custodial sentences.
•    Work with other agencies and groups to prevent crime and meet the needs of victims and people on probation.

In line with PS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

If relevant to the role, some out of hours working may be required (i.e. Courts, Approved Premises, programmes, evening reporting etc.)

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties    

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

•    To undertake the full range of offender management tasks with people on probation assessed as low or medium risk of harm and to support the Probation Officer grade in high risk cases.
•    When providing case manager support, to contribute to the delivery of the Risk Management plan and report significant changes relating to risk of harm and/or of reoffending or any non‐compliance within agreed enforcement procedures.
•    To use computer based systems to produce, update and maintain records and other documentation within agreed timescales.
•    Ensure effective referrals to services and facilities and communicate with offender management staff, interventions staff, service providers and external agencies to review progress and associated risks.
•    To undertake prison, home or alternate location visits as required in accordance with service procedures and policies.
•    To undertake work in the court setting, including the completion of appropriate reports on cases and prosecution of breaches.
•    To provide cover within teams as required.
•    To deliver and co-lead accredited programmes commensurate with grade.
•    To conduct mandatory alcohol and drug tests as required, and to follow prescribed medication procedures.
•    Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the PS statutory responsibilities and agency policies.
•    Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes.
•    To work within the aims and values of PS and HMPPS.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Behaviours    

•    Making Effective Decisions
•    Changing and Improving
•    Working Together
•    Delivering at Pace
•    Communicating and Influencing

Ability    

•    Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with people on probation, professionals, courts and other public fora.

Experience    

•    Experience of working with a diverse range of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties and the need to use tact and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
•    Experience in planning and coordinating work
•    Experience of working with groups or individuals in order to motivate and change behaviour
•    An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity good practice
•    Understanding of factors related to offending e.g. substance misuse, accommodation issues and being able to emphasise constructively with a range of people
•    Understanding of and commitment to the principles of case management
•    Knowledge and understanding of risk management/risk assessment as pertaining to offenders and the impact on victims of crime
•    Understanding of Health & Safety legislation in the workplace
•    Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice System and Probation Service
•    Knowledge of the aims and objectives of the Probation Service

Technical    

•    The ability to evidence high level numeracy and literacy skills required to read, understand and interpret policies and the ability to write reports and correspondence for internal and external stakeholders or minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English, Maths

The job holder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Qualifications
The ability to evidence high level numeracy and literacy skills required to read, understand and interpret policies and the ability to write reports and correspondence for internal and external stakeholders or minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English, Maths

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.  

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Some roles in probation require employees to have access to additional intelligence systems that require a higher level of vetting.  An example of this, is the multi-agency ‘Visor’ system. If you are applying for a role that requires you to access systems such as Visor, you will be expected to undertake additional vetting for this once you commence in post, in addition to the pre-employment checks.

A Probation Service Officer works collaboratively with other team members to help make a real difference to peoples’ lives. We’re looking for empathetic, patient, and resilient people to join the Yorkshire and Humber Probation Service. As well as making a difference to others, the role offers plenty of on-the-job training and a real chance to build a career in the Probation Service.

As a Probation Service Officer, you will be expected to undertake full range of work with people on probation before and after sentence.

If you are successful in the recruitment process and join the Probation Service, your starting salary will be £23,637. The Probation Service offers the opportunity for annual pay progression. The table below shows the pay increases a Probation Service Officer could receive:

Present Day

  1 Oct 23

     1 Apr24

     1 Oct 24

£23,637 

  £24,228

      £25,310

      £26,475

To be successful in this role:

  • You’ll love learning new things and can adapt to meet the needs of our organisation.
  • You’ll be prepared to use your own initiative and enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Multitasking will be second nature, ensuring tight deadlines are met.
  • You’ll use Agile methodologies and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • You will be at ease working closely with other teams collaborating across diverse business areas with a range of people.

Probation Services Officer

Probation Service Officer post - YHPDP

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has opened within the Yorkshire and Humberside Personality Disorder Partnership (YHPDP) team. The successful candidate will have a local office base in South Yorkshire, however, will be part of a team covering the South and West Yorkshire and will be required to travel to complete the role.

The Discovery Project IIRMS (Intensive Intervention and Risk Management Service) is commissioned to work with some of the most complex service users from across the West and South Yorkshire PDU’s of the PS. The intervention works directly with men and women being released from long term custodial sentences, who screen into the OPD pathway and require a higher level of support to successfully re-integrate into the community. You will work directly with the service users, using a collaboratively developed ‘formulation’ and sentence plan, actively supported by a multi-disciplinary team from both the NHS and the NPS.

You will be line managed by a Senior Probation Officer within the partnership and will also receive clinical supervision from one of our health partner clinicians. You will be part of an environment that is committed to learning together, supporting and developing staff.

The role requires a high degree of motivation and commitment to a relational, compassionate, attachment based approach with clients. The IIRMS team works intensively with client’s pre-release whilst in prison and then into the community for an extended period. Therefore, the role will require some work in prisons and at local Approved Premises. It will also require supporting and accompanying clients to external appointments and other activities. As such a flexible approach is required, with a willingness and ability to travel.

This role is best suited to staff experienced in working with complex caseloads. There is one full time permanent position available. There may be some flexibility around working hours.

The job role involves the following:

  • Working with a caseload of approximately 12 individuals who screen into the OPD pathway to deliver the IIRMs model. You are not required to complete OASys assessments or hold direct responsibility for a PoP’s order/ licence.
  • Meeting PoP primarily in Probation Offices but also public places where appropriate.
  • Developing formulations alongside NHS staff in order to understand risk, strengths and need.
  • Working closely with the allocated PP to feed back risk and need information and assist effective risk management.
  • Building relationships with PoP and professionals to share the formulations and advise on ways to work psychologically with the PoP.
  • Accurate and timely record keeping including the completion of outcome measures.
  • Multi agency team meetings supporting and gaining support from other practitioners to work effectively.
  • Completing intervention documents, guiding pathways through the service.
  • Line management supervision and clinical supervision support.
Expecting week commencing 11 March 2024

14/02/2024, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 83987.

If you require any assistance please call e mail YatHPS.Recruitment@justice.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference - 83987.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Experience
CV
A sift based on the lead behaviour, Making Effective Decisions, may be held if a large number of applications are received. If a large number of applications remain after the initial sift, your application will be progressed to a full sift, where all behaviours will then be considered.

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Making Effective Decisions
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Experience
What is your experience of working with people who present with complex mental health needs and/or risky behaviour
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.