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Treatment Manager – Programmes – East of England – 64737
£30,208 – £37,174
Multiple Locations

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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

The Treatment Manager will have responsibility for the quality oversight, facilitation and delivery of Accredited Programmes and Structured Interventions which address offending behaviour to meet the requirements of the sentence of the court.

The role will be regionally based reporting directly to a Programme Manager for their area.

They will have no direct line management responsibility but will provide professional supervision to Programme Facilitators within the region and professional advice to improve performance, skills and development opportunities.

Summary

The Treatment Manager is responsible for ensuring that Programme Facilitators deliver programmes in accordance with the Accredited Programme manual and session content requirements for a range of programmes, this will be done through video monitoring, feedback and group supervision.

The job holder will provide ‘On Call’ cover for referral enquiries and staff support in accordance with a rota that provides support when intervention programmes are scheduled including evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

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

·        Responsible for the quality of delivery of interventions which includes all tasks associated with the support of Accredited Programmes and Structured Interventions including post programme work by Programme Facilitators to ensure all Programmes are monitored as prescribed

·        Responsible for providing professional supervision including session monitoring to support the development of skills and maintain the integrity of service delivery

·        To provide advice, information, training and consultancy as required to staff and external organisations including Practitioners and Court staff to ensure that eligibility and suitability criteria are understood

·        Responsible for managing the risks presented by people on Probation whilst subject to an Accredited Programmes or Structured Interventions requirement and ensuring that relevant information is exchanged with the Probation Practitioners as required

·        To co-ordinate, monitor and review the planning and preparation for delivering programmes in accordance with the Programme Schedule including suitability assessments and managing waiting lists

·        Responsible for the continuous assessment and support of Programme Facilitators in the development of the skills required to deliver programmes, monitor and identify individual performance through Treatment Management and report under-performance or poor quality to the Programme Manager

·        Oversee the management of risk during programmes delivery and ensure that relevant information is exchanged with Probation Practitioners in a timely manner

·        To contribute to and maintain a log of nationally agreed changes to the accredited programme manuals and ensure their implementation

·        To deliver accredited and non-accredited programmes where required to maintain accreditation

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

·        Making Effective Decisions

·        Leadership

·        Communicating and Influencing

·        Working Together

·        Changing and Improving

·        Managing a Quality Service

Essential Experience

·        Experienced Programmes Facilitator, trained in the delivery of two Accredited Programmes with knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings (as per Theory Manual) of each of the programmes

·        Experience of working within the Criminal Justice or Social Care sector

·        A knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and an ability to motivate groups and individuals to participate fully in programmes

·        Experience of prosocial modelling / motivational interviewing and challenging inappropriate language and behaviour

·        Experience of supporting others to evidence the ability to support staff in professional practice

Ability

·        To have good written and ICT skills

·        Effective verbal skills to interact and communicate with a range of audiences

·        Ability to undertake the Intervention Services generic Treatment Management Training

·        Ability to work towards Training and Assessment Skills for Intervention Specialist (TASIS) Qualification

Salary

£30,208 - £37,174

Additional Information

Additional Information:

We currently have the following vacancies for Treatment Managers on our programmes team:

1 FTE in Northamptonshire (Northampton or Wellingborough Base)

1 FTE split role 0.5 FTE Cambridgeshire/0.5 FTE Hertfordshire (Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Stevenage, Cheshunt, Watford or St Albans Base)

Application sift and interview dates:

With interviews currently being scheduled for W/C Monday 17th October.

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

Staff on fixed term appointments must have been recruited through fair and open competition.

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.