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Assertive Outreach Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The Role

Do you have practical experience of working with offenders or clients with complex needs? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a strong multi-agency team reducing crime by working with some of the most prolific and persistent offenders in Wandsworth.

The Community Safety Service work to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour through community collaboration, neighbourhood problem solving and multi-agency working. Specific areas covered by the team include reducing Violence against Women and Girls, tackling Hate Crime, reducing Knife Crime and Violence, managing adult offenders, Countering Extremism and Preventing Radicalisation. This is a friendly and busy team covering a diverse range of policy areas and fulfilling an important role in both Wandsworth and Richmond.  

The Integrated Offender Management Team are based within local Probation offices and work closely with other partners including the Police, Health providers and substance treatment services.

You will help to develop and sustain plans for each offender which will include measures to address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour. Key activities are to:

  • Be in regular contact with the offenders and help to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the scheme.
  • Help to build a picture of risks, needs and progress for each person which will enable the lead officers to take the appropriate action.
  • Ensure that families of offenders are able to access support and advice as required.

Knowledge of safeguarding processes as well as key legislation are fundamental to the role.

A full driving licence is required.

This part-time post (18 hours per week) is funded until 31st March 2021, subject to annual review.

For an informal discussion please contact Daryl Edmunds, Neighbourhoods and Criminal Justice Manager (Tel 020 8871 7037 / 07572 864795).

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include a 36 hour working week (Full Time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Interview Date: W/C 9th December 2019 

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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