Senior Practitioner (BASS)

Recruiter
Home Group Ltd
Location
Leeds
Salary
20000 - 26500
Posted
15 Apr 2017
Closes
15 May 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Practitioner (BASS)



Permanent 



FullTime (37.5 hpw)



Salary £20,000 to £26,500
per annum plus car allowance





Make a career choice thatcounts





This is an exciting time
to join Home Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of high quality housing,
care and support services. We are
currently undergoing a significant period of growth and change that will enable
us to build more homes, independence and aspirations – the vision that
underpins our new five-year strategy.





In
this new management role, you will have responsibility for the service delivery
and attainment of performance targets in your geographical responsibility area
by BASS staff, who deliver accommodation and support provision to service users
who are defendants and offenders on bail or Home Detention Curfew licence.
Whilst you will not have direct line management responsibility, you will
support, oversee and assist in the induction of new staff, and contribute to
practice development.





As
a subject matter expert, you will lead and develop practice in relation to
assessment and risk management, report writing and use of BASS Live, both in
terms of an agreed caseload and via support and mentoring. You will advise
staff on best practice, and undertake specialist intervention where required,
for example in relation to compliance, referrals, or stakeholder engagement.





You will undertake and
manage support planning alongside other relevant duties in order to provide
high quality housing and support services to promote independent living to
people released on bail or other orders or licenses from prison or the courts
that might have a range of diverse needs.





You will also play a key
role in meeting contractual arrangements and building and maintaining
professional working relationships with the contractor and key Criminal Justice
stakeholders. 


You will work in a patch that covers the Leeds area and as such you will travel around the road and motorways surrounding Leeds on a regular basis. 





You will be required to take part in our on call rota. Due
to the nature of this role you need to have a full driving licence, access to a
car insured for business purposes. Please note any offer of employment is
subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check through the DBS where Home Group pay
the cost.





A bit about us





We are Home Group. We
are really proud of the great things we have achieved and the difference that
we have made over the last 80 years. We consider ourselves “changemakers”,
helping people change their lives. With a turnover of £350m, we have over
120,000 customers in 55,000 social, affordable and shared ownership properties
across the UK. Our award winning organisation mission is “to build homes,
aspirations and independence”.





A bit about you





You will have strong
leadership skill and working as part of a dynamic team will supervise t he
delivery of high quality services aimed at supporting clients meet their goals
so that they are empowered to live as independently as possible. Additionally
you will advise other staff on best practice and on occasions undertake
specialist interventions, as well as leading in respect of culture and
diversity, and demonstrating a committed to delivering a positive experience
for service users.





You should be able to
demonstrate relevant experience of working within the BASS or other large scale
Ministry of Justice contracts. Furthermore you will be familiar with the care
environment and/or dealing with vulnerable people, have sound knowledge of
issues facing clients and resources available in the community. You will
possess excellent communication and administration skills as well as commitment
and the ability to work under your own initiative and to tight deadlines.
Ideally you will have experience of working in criminal justice system or in
supported housing services and have a solution focussed approach to problem
solving.





If you want to know more
about this pivotal job click here for the job description




What’s on offer?





We’re
confident that you will thrive here, challenging your own ambitions with our
fantastic career opportunities. There’s
lots on offer, and we know that you’ll be impressed with our award winning
rewards and benefits package which includes: competitive salaries, performance related pay, a
contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and
long term disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year rising by 1 day per
calendar year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days,
salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, technology and childcare vouchers,
heavily discounted AA membership, gyms and savings on high street stores,
holidays and restaurants amongst many others.





You’ll also
be equipped to work in our high tech organisation in an agile fashion with the
latest IT kit which includes a surface pro tablet and smart phone.





Wantto apply for this job?





Great,
all you need to do n ow is upload a covering letter and your CV.
Please do include the covering letter as we really want to know more about what
you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live
our values every day. To help, we’ve
created a template for both which you can download in the job section of our
website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current job page by clickinghere.





Make yourself at
Home





We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and
discrimination. We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value
everything that makes you unique. We
recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a
special and great place to live and to work.