Residential Assistant - Approved Premises (AP)
As Residential Assistant, you'll work as part of a team providing 24 hour cover at an Approved Premises (AP) including security and monitoring services.
You'll provide assistance and support to offenders in Approved Premises to reduce their risk of reoffending, recall or breach of the condition of their licence or Court Order. You'll also ensure that offenders resident at an AP and the fabric of it are kept safe and secure throughout their shift
Our Government Services segment has ambitious growth plans and you can be part of this, if you are a self starter with high potential then you have a successful career pathway ahead of you.
We operate in both central and local government.
Our wealth of experience means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs.
In a variety of other public services, including the emergency services, our goal is to improve service outcomes and reduce costs to the taxpayer.
- Work as part of a team providing 24 hour cover at an Approved Premises (AP) including security and monitoring services. They will provide assistance and support to offenders in Approved Premises to reduce their risk of reoffending, recall or breach of the condition of their licence or Court Order. To ensure that offenders resident at an AP and the fabric of it are kept safe and secure throughout their shi
- Assist in the supervision of residents, maintaining discipline and the adherence to AP rules, licence conditions and court orders. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the management of residents’ risk. This post will involve substantial out of hours work, both waking night duty and weekend work. The post holder may be required to cover duties at other Approved Premises at times of staff absence
- Must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.
- Must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.
- Embrace the principles of Collaborative Business Relationships (BS11000), in line with Sodexo’s vision and values
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The Ideal Candidate
- Strong, verbal and written communication skills, in English language, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including those who may present difficult or aggressive behaviour.
- Able to work shifts which will include night cover
- Able to work on own initiative and within a team environment
- Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards
- Understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity
- Computer literate
- Customer service focused
- Understanding of factors related to offending – e.g. substance use, mental health
- Knowledge and understanding of risk assessment/ risk management relating to offenders
- Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Criminal Justice system and Probation Service
- Awareness of health and safety issues
Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. These roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.
Competitive salary of £19,760 + benefits including 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, pension, and able to 'buy' additional flexible benefits
As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a flexible benefits scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs which includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave to name but a few.
We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.
About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business
Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.
We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists. Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.