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Residential Night Supervisor
Permanent (Full time)
The charity arm of Seetec, your Ambition, has been appointed to manage a new independent approved premises (IAP) in Bristol, Eden House, for women returning to the community after serving time in prison or given a residential requirement as part of a community sentence. The facility will become a designated Approved Premises (AP) for up to 26 women, supported by a specially trained all-women workforce. The charity has contracted Interventions Alliance, Seetec’s justice and social care business unit to manage the day-to-day operations of Eden House. Eden House will provide intensive, holistic residential support for women on post release licence, easing their path from prison back into their communities. The premises will also offer beds to a small number of women on temporary release from prison (ROTL), bail assessment and community orders. Residents are supported by a multi-disciplinary team that is trained in dealing with trauma and can meet the specific needs of women who have entered the criminal justice system. Residents will usually but not exclusively present a high or very high risk of serious harm. Eden House will play a key role in monitoring and managing risk posed by the women, to safeguard victims and protect the public. The support of key workers and a programme of purposeful activity is intended to enable the residents to overcome barriers, address needs linked to their offending behaviour and reintegrate into society. The aim is to secure better outcomes for women, as well as their children, to obtain sustainable accommodation and make it less likely that they will go on to re-offend. This role involves working as part of a team to maintain a waking, watchful presence overnight including regular checks of the building including room checks . You will contribute to the management and supervision of Residents in the Approved Premises, responding promptly and appropriately to arising situations, ensuring the welfare and safety of residents and staff at all times. Key Responsibilities To maintain an active waking presence over night, including monitoring CCTV, regular checks of the building and grounds and recording any incidents, damage or defects To contribute towards a safe and secure environment, which is responsive to a diverse resident group Monitor behaviour of residents, motivating them to ensure compliance, responding appropriately to any abusive or aggressive behaviour Ensure that the AP is locked and secure during curfew period and confirm the presence and wellbeing of all residents overnight Undertake room searches, as required, contributing to the assessment, support and monitoring of residents at risk of self-harm or suicide and access emergency medical assistance if required In line with policies and procedures, adhere to all requirements from a sensitive/confidential nature and demonstrate at all times a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of the relevance to the work carried out Follow prescribed medication procedures nightly, ensuring all medications are accounted for and completing the appropriate audit paperwork To participate in handover briefing sessions at the beginning and end of each shift Supervise the preparation of breakfast Undertake alcohol and drug tests as required by the Senior Operational Manager Undertake first aid, as required and act as Fire Warden Maintain all records and files including data entry as necessary to the requirements of the Organisation and Approved Premises To check all rooms in the morning and wake residents at the appropriate time Deal with any visitors and telephone calls and where immediate action is required, contact the out of hours duty manager * Enable residents to establish a stable night routine by applying the residential curfew and close down procedures. Skills and Experience We are looking for someone with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, colleagues and external agencies. The successful candidate will have: • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with good listening skills. • Ability to input and retrieve electronic data and maintain computer based information systems in an accurate and timely manner. • Ability to participate and contribute effectively as a team member. • Ability to contribute to the assessment and management of risk. • Ability to exercise authority and reinforce boundaries in an appropriate manner. • To work on own initiative and able to cope with stressful situations • Good numeracy and literacy skills Additional Information Due to the gender specific nature of this role, applications can only be accepted from women candidates. Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Salary: Starting salary up to £28,468 per annum (dependent on experience) This is based on a base salary of £24, and an enhancement of £ per year applied in relation to the shift pattern Location: Bristol, BS16 Fishponds/Blackberry Hill area Hours: Full Time. The postholder will be required to work 12 hour nights from 2000 to 0800 on a 4 on, 4 off rota basis. Enhancements are paid for working nights. Benefits - 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, Pension, Competitive Salary, Optional Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to work scheme, Eye care scheme, Access to wide range of local and national discounts