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Psychology

Programme Facilitator – 39031
£27,072 - £30,107
London

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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 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

Competencies

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

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

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.

Additional Information

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.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-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

Pension

-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

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-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

Eligibility

-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.