Accommodation Support Officer - Criminal Justice & Resettlement

  • Reference J19894
  • Remuneration Up to £24,801 per annum pro rata
  • Role/TypePermanent/Part Time
  • LocationCovering Mid Devon and Exeter

RSR Justice is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to providing top quality candidates and services to the offender rehabilitation and supervision work sectors.

RSR Justice are currently recruiting for an Accommodation Support Officer - Criminal Justice & Resettlement, covering Mid Devon and Exeter, for a national training provider.

This is a part time (18.5 hours per week), permanent role paying up to £24,801 per annum pro rata with the opportunity to progress through salary banding.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Work in close partnership with probation practitioners in order to understand and respond to the specific and diverse housing needs of the participants.
  • Engage with actual and potential referral agencies, authorities and organisations to facilitate relevant referrals to programmes / activities / services as required.
  • Carry out timely initial face to face housing assessments taking account of risk situation and need in order to facilitate any appropriate actions and outcomes
  • Construct an effective accommodation plan based on an initial assessment of the participants needs and abilities.
  • Maintain contact with participants in accordance with the requirements of the service.
  • Actively and collaboratively engage with participants in decisions that affect them, informing them of their procedural and representational rights.
  • Identify and maintain focus on achievement of the desired outcomes for participants from the service being delivered.
  • Develop effective stakeholder relationships with appropriate external groups, agencies and authorities in order to support participants housing needs and support requirements.

Person Specification

  • Experience of group work
  • Experience of working with a variety of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties.
  • Be able to evidence experience of supporting resettlement activity within homelessness services
  • Knowledge and experience of the work of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Knowledge of Homelessness Legislation
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to input and retrieve electronic data and maintain computer-based information systems in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work respectfully, cooperatively and flexibly with others both on a 1:1 basis and as part of a team.
  • Ability to plan and conduct structured meetings with individuals or groups.
  • Ability to contribute to the assessment and management of risk.
  • Confident with the ability to exercise authority and reinforce boundaries in an appropriate manner.
  • Good organisational and administration skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to motivate others and facilitate learning in order to change attitudes and behaviour.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience of delivering support services to complex and vulnerable groups
  • Ability to achieve individual performance goals and/or contribute towards team and organisational targets.
  • Must be able to work flexibly across the region, covering multiple offices and to work up to four unsocial shifts (including Saturdays) per week

Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays + Birthday Day off, Pension, Competitive Salary, optional discounted Medical and Health Cash Plans, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Eye Care Scheme, access to a wide range of local and national discounts.

You may be required to process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS/DS) check. Seetec - Interventions Alliance support the recruitment of ex- offenders and will not discriminate in anyway.

If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please email your CV to tomas.keenan-blair@rsg.ltd.

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.

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The Red Snapper Group is an equal opportunities employer.

Accommodation Support Officer - Criminal Justice & Resettlement

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