Up to £20 per hour, Length of Contract: 3 - 6 months
Backstop is currently seeking experienced, committed and skillful probation service officers to cover Wrexham, Wellingborough, Canterbury, Chatham, Maidstone, Ipswich, Tunbridge Wells, Kings Lynn, Oxford and Reading.
The ideal candidate will evidence a robust background in overseeing and contributing to the delivery of youth work programmes, plus management of premises and facilities.
Some of the responsibilities of a probation service officer:
Assess offence and offending behaviour in the light of all the circumstances, using the required assessment framework.
Frame potential responses for the supervision of or contact with offenders.
Exchange information with staff within the Service, other agencies, defendants, offenders and others.
Prepare and produce reports and other documentation.
Undertake court duty in accordance with the LPA Court Work Handbook.
Draw up supervision plans and programmes of intervention.
Manage the supervision of offenders in the community according to effective practice principles and to National Standards, including the enforcement of/compliance with orders and licences.
Address offending behaviour and the risk of re-offending.
Provide practical support and assistance to prisoners, their families and others.
Obtain, verify, record, store and maintain information.
Establish, maintain and enhance effective working relationships with colleagues, Partnerships and Prison staff.
This specialist probation post is handled by the Backstop professional consultancy team; if you are interested in this position please contact us to apply now. You will be treated as far more than just a number. We are a personal agency with a great reputation - ask around - but we only take on high quality individuals who meet our clients' requirements.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who appear to fall into this category.
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.