The Courts sentence offenders to do unpaid work in the community as an alternative to a custodial sentence. In our work as a probation provider, we will identify suitable community payback placements for offenders as well as supervising them whilst they undertake it. Community Payback placements can take many forms including; maintaining the grounds of parks, churches, local sports clubs, providing luncheon clubs for the elderly, painting village halls, repairing the edging of public footpaths, working for charities in shops and local communities.
This particular role is for casual work to cover permanent employees annual leave or additional work requirements.
The role is primarily to supervise groups of up to 8 offenders in order for them to complete their unpaid work hours over a 7-hour period.
You will be required to transport offenders to their placement, supervise them at the placement and share work-related skills. It is important that you build rapport with the offenders and promote pro social attitudes with the aim of changing behaviours and reducing reoffending.
At the start of each day you will need to carry out an on-site health and safety induction as well as ensuring offenders comply with health and safety policies and procedures throughout the day.
You will need to be proficient with IT as you will be required to assess and record the progress of offenders as they complete the hours of their sentence.
The role requires flexibility to work across different geographical areas and involves working weekends.
Skills and Experience
To be successful, you will need to be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to supervise others, motivate and organise a group
- High level of self-motivation with the ability to work on own initiative
- Ability to assertively respond to challenging behaviour and ensure good standards of conduct are maintained
- Ability to be a positive role model
- An understanding of health and safety in the work place
- You hold practical skills or a trade with the ability to teach to others
- A willingness to undertake on-going training
- You hold a current, clean driving licence and be willing to undertake a minibus driving assessment
- A basic understanding of IT namely be able to use email, Word, spreadsheets
If you are looking for an interesting role that offers challenge and reward in equal measure, we think this would be an excellent opportunity for you.
Our standard benefits include:
- Holiday pay
- Employee discount scheme
- Employee assistance programme
The CRC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified applicants regardless of sex, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, disability, age or religion or belief.
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