Integrated Offender management Co-ordinator
sIntegrated Offender Management Co-rdinator
The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Interviews will be held W/C 29th April 2019
A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.
The main purpose of the role is to manage offenders in the community within the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) overarching framework, working with local and partner agencies to reduce offending, deliver diversionary activities and long term tailored rehabilitation solutions.
Manage offenders in the community by maintaining regular structured contact including home visits to identify the individual’s needs and requirements to promote long term rehabilitation and reduce offending.
Visit offenders in prison prior to release to establish rehabilitation requirements. Working with probation and other partners manage the offender’s expectations and provide sign posting to partners and charities to assist the transition from custody to society.
Maintain risk management plans and contact logs on the relevant force systems. Submit intelligence logs in accordance with the national intelligence model regarding offending, ensuring all relevant intelligence, warnings and risks are available to appropriate staff and other agencies in accordance with data protection polices and procedures.
Conduct drug testing of offenders on arrest, as part of a statutory obligation or voluntary compliance. Record test results and complete evidential prosecution files for offenders in line with the Manual of Guidance. Attend remand and court hearings, where necessary present evidence in person.
Attend and participate in multi agencies meetings and “one day one conversation” meetings representing West Mercia and Warwickshire ensuring that statutory obligations are met. Share information and intelligence in accordance with current authorities and protocols, discuss and seek universal agreement regarding strategies and implementation plans for co-horts.
Prepare regular progress reports for internal and external circulation for each managed offender in accordance with local direction and partnership agreement.
Create short, medium and long term objectives for offenders based on provision of the seven pathways to rehabilitation and stable social existence to be agreed by local supervision and partners. Manage the implementation and provide support and creative solutions to problems encountered to give the offender the confidence, skills and desire to rehabilitate and contribute to society.
Create and implement creative diversionary tactics and plans tailored to the offender. Utilising partners, charities, local and national organisations to establish a structured and achievable plan to remove the offender from environments where offending triggers are present. Improve the welfare, social and educational well being of the offender in line with the individual tailored long term rehabilitation plan.
To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.
5 A - C Grade GCSEs (or equivalent) including English language.
Working knowledge of The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, specifically use of powers and procedures in custody environments to ensure compliance with the legal requirements and the codes of practice regarding the treatment and welfare of detained persons.
Working knowledge of The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, both of which detail the statutory powers and offences committed by offenders released from prison and managed in the community.
Experience of working with violent and prolific offenders or within a rehabilitation services
Experience of Multi-agency working
Experience of delivering organisational risk assessments and application of offender management strategy.
Competent in use of IT, including Microsoft packages
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with sensitive situations
Ability to work upon own initiative and manage own workload
Working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and agencies involved in enforcement activity
Experience of case-management & knowledge and ability to apply complex risk assessment
Ability to brief and advise senior officers and equivalent senior practitioners from partner agencies.
Ability to handle restricted and confidential material.
Working with violent offenders
Working within custody environments
One-to-One contact with Offenders– including lone home visits
Frequent out of county travel to HMP’s
Co-location with Partner Agency staff
Engagement with Court staff, including prosecutors, clerks, solicitors and Probation
We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.
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