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Interventions Facilitator – 38978
£24,619 - £27,381
Durham

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Overview of the job

This is a prisoner facing job based in an establishment.

Summary

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 hand-outs 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

Behaviours

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Essential Experience

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.  

Ability

They will need to successfully complete the required assessment and training courses to deliver particular Interventions and maintain this accreditation within the role. A presentation/assessment centre will form part of the interview process.

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

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.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

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.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Training

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

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 any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

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 employees.

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

1-      To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

2-      To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

3-      To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

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.

Grading Structure Review

The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.

Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.