Approved Premises Supervisor
Overview of the job
The job holder will work as part of a team providing cover at an Approved Premises (AP) including security and monitoring services.
They will provide assistance and support to residents in Approved Premises to reduce their risk of reoffending, recall or breach of the conditions 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 shift
The job holder will assist in the supervision of residents, maintaining discipline and the adherence to AP rules, licence conditions and court orders.
In addition, he/she 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
In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.
The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
Contribute to effective team practice, communicate effectively with team members and pass on key information
Undertake regular inspections of the building, including cellars and grounds throughout the period of duty, recording any occurrences/damage or defects, and monitor CCTV equipment
Maintain an active presence in the AP at all times.
Regularly engage with residents in a pro-social manner.
Contribute towards the protection of residents, e.g.
monitor in line with risk assessments.
Monitor behaviour of high risk residents and motivate residents to ensure compliance.
Respond appropriately to abusive or aggressive behaviour
Ensure that the AP is locked and secure during curfew period.
Confirm the presence and wellbeing of all residents overnight
Facilitate the function of the AP as a first/emergency point of contact out of hours
Escalate to the standby Manager any matters of concern to ensure the enforcement and /or compliance with court orders, licences , AP rules
Support and create a safe working environment for staff, residents and visitors by adhering to Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) and Risk Assessments are followed reporting incidents to Manager.
Undertake Health and Safety, fire alarm, curfews and room curfew checks in line with procedures.
Undertake room searches, pack up residents possessions as directed
Support the arrangement and delivery of purposeful activities for residents within the premises
Supervise residents' meals
Undertake effective induction of residents
Follow prescribed medication procedures including the issuing of medication to residents and both weekly and nightly audit of medication sheets
Undertake alcohol and drugs tests as requested by the Manager
Undertake First Aid if a resident is injured or self-harms.
Maintain hostel records and files as required, including data entry as necessary and contribute to the completion of incident reports
Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies
Deal with visitors and telephone calls, and monitor the work of visiting contractors in accordance with health and safety.
Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes
To work within the aims and values of NPS and NOMS
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