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Psychology

Treatment Manager – Attitude Thinking Behaviour – 47356
£27,697 - £31,176
Aylesbury

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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.

Overview of the job

This is a non-operational job in an establishment.

Summary

The job holder will have responsibility for the quality oversight and facilitation of accredited programmes which address offending behaviour.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

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

  • Ensure that the required number of programme sessions are delivered as outlined in the Treatment Management Manual within each 12 month period.
  • Responsible for the quality of delivery of the programme which includes the preparation, engagement, facilitation, assessment, reporting and ongoing support of participants and staff involved in delivering offending behaviour programmes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that programmes are delivered in accordance with their design and that facilitators adhere to the principles of the programme.
  • Responsible for ensuring facilitators are properly selected and have been through the selection procedure as set out in the Treatment Management Manual.
  • Responsible for the ongoing support and continuing professional skill development of facilitators.
  • Responsible for setting a supervision contract with facilitators, providing professional supervision (majority within lifetime of the group) that is compliant with the Treatment Management Manual.
  • Responsible for Video Monitoring (VM) the required amount of sessions as set out in the Management Manual.
  • Provide feedback from the VM to facilitators in a way which develops their skills and improves the delivery of the programme.
  • Maintain a log, complete reports in line with national guidance and complete the majority of VM within the lifetime of group (or in a timely fashion for rolling programmes).
  • Ensure national guidelines on the assessment and selection of prisoners are followed to ensure that only those prisoners who require the programme, on the basis of risk, need, responsivity and diversity are selected for the programme.
  • Ensure national guidelines for the de-selection of prisoners are followed where necessary.
  • Ensure that all relevant paperwork including those associated with the clinical assurance process is completed and sent to HMPPS on time.
  • Supervise and authorise post programme reports ensuring they meet the needs of those for whom they are written such as prisoner manager, parole board.
  • Respond to any local queries or complaints about the delivery of the programme.
  • Where relevant, attend counselling support sessions at the rate outlined in the Treatment Management Manual for Sex Prisoner Treatment Programme (SOTP) and Domestic Violence (DV) programmes only and ensure facilitators attend counselling support sessions at the required rate.
  • Attend all relevant training and the Regional and/or National Treatment Manager meetings.
  • Contribute to the function and activities of the Accredited Intervention Management (AIMs) team and attend regular meetings (minimum of 10 per year).
  • Contribute to local programme Awareness Training.
  • Contribute to sentence planning and reducing reoffending Applies safer custody practices and complies with national and local security standards.

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

Experience

  • Trained in the programme that they intend to manage and have delivered each element of the programme at least twice to an excellent standard of skill.

Technical Requirements

  • The job holder will need to attend and pass the required training such as Treatment Manager training and supervision skills as applicable for the programme.
  • Completed HMPPS video monitoring training.
  • The job holder should refer to the specific programme manual to obtain additional details relating to the assessment, training and development requirements for the role. In some cases, the candidate can undertake this training once in post, however continuation of the role requires being assessed as competent/passing the required training within a 12 month period.

HoursofWork (UnsocialHours) 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

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

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 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.