Nacro deliver the Bail Accommodation and Support Service (BASS) on behave of the Ministry of Justice. BASS is a national service across England and Wales which allows Courts to make greater use of bail by providing accommodation in the community with support for adult defendants who could not otherwise be bailed. BASS also provides support for service users released from custody in the last three months of their sentence on Home Detention Curfew (HDC), Intensive Community Order Residence Requirement and Additional License Conditions.
Who we are looking for?
The role of the Support Officer is to provide support to promote independent living together with high quality housing and property management to service users in a group of properties in a designated geographical area.
This will include Inducting service users into the property, conducting risk assessments and work with the service user to create an individual, strength-based Support Plan. There will be two support sessions per week in the first two weeks of residence, and one per week thereafter.
Additionally support will include measures that will support service users to comply with their bail, HDC and other orders/licence conditions which will enable them to reduce the likelihood of further offending or a breach of their licence condition. This will also involve monitoring compliance with criminal justice conditions and requirements, reporting breach incidents and completion of relevant documentation to statutory agencies.
The position is for the Birmingham area however must be flexible and willing to travel within the West midlands as required. To provide cover early, late shifts and Saturdays as required. Also cover Bank holidays etc.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Supporting service users to comply with the requirements of their HDC/Bail conditions.
• Producing a realistic and achievable support plan to include using housing and accommodation services in the area to facilitate move on.
• Ensure that all support plans and risk assessments are person-centred and inclusive of the high quality support being offered.
• Offering 121 support to offenders released on bail or on home detention curfew at dispersed properties in the above named areas.
• A good grasp of the geographical area and solid computer skills are essential.
• Undertake basic cleaning tasks as required • Support officers are expected to organise their own diaries, so excellent time management skills are required.
35 hours per week (plus 5 hours lunch)
A DBS check will be required for this role.
A full driving license and own vehicle is required to be successful in both roles