23289 - Interventions Facilitator
The Programmes Team at HMP Risley deliver the Thinking Skills Programme (TSP) and RESOLVE, as well as the validated programme A-Z.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: HMP Risley is in transition to re-role as a Foreign National prison. Once the re-role is complete we anticipate that there will be no programme delivery at HMP Risley therefore from April 2020 the role will be based at another North West prison. You would be consulted about your preferences, however applicants should note before applying that this post will not be permanently based at HMP Risley.
Overview of the job
This is a prisoner facing job based in an establishment.
The job holder will deliver a range of group based interventions which include assessment, group and individual treatment and provides support in the psychology department/interventions function in the delivery of services.
This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
- Deliver interventions in a group or individual basis, arranging the session and resources required
- Publicises and explains interventions to prisoners, staff and stakeholders
- Approaches potential participants, explains the programme, engages and motivates and ensures informed consent
- Interviews and contributes towards selecting prisoners against fixed criteria of suitability to attend selected intervention. May administer standardised tests/assessments where appropriate
- Prepares for programmes and sessions including understanding the material and considering the best way to deliver it given the range of needs and problems presented by group participants
- Attend post programme reviews to feedback on reports / objective and collate post programme materials
- Prepare rooms for delivery and make sure that handouts and materials for each session are available and conform to the course standard
- Co-facilitate the delivery of interventions and at the end of each session have a de-brief with the co-facilitator
- Produce up to date notes on each participant at the end of each session
- Provides additional support, review and catch up sessions to participants where necessary and conducts progress reviews for each prisoner during the course
- Writes a course report for each prisoner at the end of each programme where appropriate and provides an overall course report summarising the course’s impact where appropriate
- Set objectives for each prisoner following the conclusion of the programme
- Contributes towards sentence planning and offender management processes
- Analyse data which is relevant to substance misuse, take remedial action where required and complete all related administration and paperwork including the production of statistics and performance reports
- As directed by relevant treatment manager comply with audit requirement
- Undertakes required supervision with the relevant treatment manager for the programme to ensure they maintain the quality standards required for this work
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
All of the competencies in the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Competency and Qualities Framework are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured:
- 4. Leading and Communicating
- 6. Building Capability for All
- 11. Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment
- 12. Showing Drive and Resilience
- 13. Caring
- 14. Persuading and Influencing
- The job holder will need to have excellent skills in dealing with people. They will need to understand the theory underpinning the Interventions that they deliver and be committed to rehabilitation.
- They will need to successfully complete the required assessment and training courses to deliver particular Interventions and maintain this accreditation within the role.
- They will need good written and verbal communication skills.
- An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh
Hours of Work and Allowances
37 hour working week.
Working Arrangements & Further Information
Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, 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 for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.
If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.
The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.
-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.
Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays
-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment
-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.
Work Life Balance
-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ
Season Ticket Advance
-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work
-HMPPS offers a childcare vouchers scheme. The scheme enables staff to take part of their salary in the form of Childcare Vouchers. This is known as a Salary Sacrifice. The vouchers can then be used to help meet the costs of any form of registered or approved childcare for children aged 0-16. The vouchers are exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions
-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes
-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts
-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles
-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post
-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS
-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist
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.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Closing Date: 16th January 2019 at 23.55 hours
If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Mojfirstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote the job reference.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Treatment Managers Danielle Ryan on 01925 733175 or Louise Ambler on 01925 733304.
You will be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the stated competencies below. We recommend that you structure your example as Situation, Task, Action and Result.
For further details on civil service competency framework see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
In the event of a large number of applications, a sift on the lead competency may take place. If this happens, the lead competency will be the first one listed in the advert.
During the application or interview process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment. If this is applicable this will be listed in the advert or when you are invited to interview.
Effectiveness in this area is about showing concern for colleagues, prisoners, and others recognising their needs and providing practical support. People who are effective apply and support the decency agenda for staff and prisoners and take into account their actions and decisions on the wellbeing of prisoners, colleagues and others. At senior levels, it is about developing and promoting a culture of care and ensuring that the decency agenda is real and living.
Effectiveness in this area is about being consistently motivated, committed and able to perform duties in all situations. People who are effective maintain a personal conviction when faced with resistance. Those who work in establishment must retain a professional approach when confronted by aggression and strong emotion from prisoners. At senior levels, it is about remaining focussed on achieving objectives in the face of resistance, organisational constraints or unforeseen problems.
Effectiveness in this area means listening to each other, using reason and cooperation to reach agreement. We must all seeks to understand others’ perspectives whilst following through on agreements. Those who work in establishments must take time to understand the prisoners’ point of view and encourage prisoners to understand own / establishment’s perspective. At a senior level it is about promoting a culture of open interaction and effective consultation across all levels of the organisation. It is about influencing and involving the right people necessary to get things done.
They will need to successfully complete the required assessment and training courses to deliver particular Interventions and maintain this accreditation within the role.
They will need good written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh
This Vacancy is closed to applications.