Report to: Lacey Meredith - Community Payback Operations Mana
To support the delivery of the organisation's Community Payback scheme. To play an active role in the assessment of service users for their Community Payback Placement. To supervise service users on community work placements, in groups, in accordance with defined practices and procedures in a way that supports the pro social values of the scheme. To contribute to the procurement and management of work placements for service users
Unpaid work is a sentence of the court that requires people convicted of a variety of offences to carry out between 40 and 300 hours of work in their spare time for the benefit of the community. Unpaid Work is primarily a punishment but also has the capacity to support rehabilitation and enables individuals to make reparation for their offending behaviour.
The delivery of Unpaid Work is referred to as Community Payback.
Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) is responsible for delivering Community Payback hours in Wales. This involves sourcing suitable work placements, assessing and inducting service users, and allocating them to an appropriate work placement. Work can be carried out as part of a group supervised by staff form Wales CRC or in work placements arranged with organisations in the community. Community Payback staff also communicate regularly with colleagues and a range of stakeholders to ensure that the sentence of the court and projects are delivered successfully.
Main and Key Areas of Responsibilities
1. Assisting the Team Manager to identify, assess, and deliver a range of community based work placements/ projects to ensure that they are suitable in relation to Health & Safety, placement quality, service user risk, need and diversity, and that they promote public confidence.
2. Promote opportunities with service users associated with skill acquisition and learning, with a view to supporting progression into further training, education or employment.
3. Act as a positive role model with colleagues, beneficiaries, the public and service users, promoting a strong work ethic.
4. Prepare service users to work their Community Payback hours through suitable induction, and briefing.
5. Allocate service users to appropriate work placements taking in consideration risk, need and diversity factors.
6. Supervise and motivate allocated groups /individuals on work placements to complete their Community Payback hours, and ensuring the safety of the public, staff and offenders are maintained.
7. Ensure proper inspection, use, maintenance and security of vehicles, equipment and materials.
8. Safely transport Service users, tools and equipment to project locations, as required.
9. Prepare, review and update project risk assessments though completions of the appropriate paperwork and provide information to Case Managers to support the completion of individual risk assessments as required by organisational policy and legal requirements.
Key person specification: Essential and Desirable:
1. Previous experience of work with offenders within a Criminal Justice or relevant organisation (D)
2. Experience in maintaining manual and electronic records (D)
3. Ability to demonstrate and promote problem solving skills, reliability and time management skills (E)
4. Ability to think logically and make decisions (E)
5. Evidence of an ability to plan and organise their own workload and work under pressure, to meet targets and to deadlines (E)
6. Ability to communicate in Welsh, Verbally and Written (D)
7. The ability to motivate people, whilst remaining resilient and promoting personal change (E).
8. Good Written and Oral communication skills with the ability to relate and communicate with service users, colleague and other agencies as necessary (E)
9. Ability to work effectively and co-operate with other departments within and outside the Community Rehabilitation Company (E)
10. Experience of working in a team as well as being able to work independently (D)
11. Physically fit for outside work (D)
12. An understanding of the importance of maintaining accurate records (D)
13. An understanding of Health and Safety issues and risk assessment within the workplace, including legislative requirements (D)
14. An understanding of the role of the Community Rehabilitation Company and it's connectivity with the wider criminal justice service (D)
15. Commitment and understanding of Equality and Diversity (E)