Restorative Justice Practitioner - Buckinghamshire

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19 July 2022

Based predominately in the Buckinghamshire the purpose of the role is to facilitate and co-facilitate of serious and complex Restorative Justice Cases between victims and offenders/prisoners.

Main Tasks

  • To provide skilled facilitation and co-facilitation of serious and complex RJ cases
  • To facilitate RJ cases in Prisons and in the community
  • To organise and run group casework discussion/supervision with colleagues and volunteer facilitators
  • To support the RJ Manager in the performance and outcome reporting framework
  • To liaise with other professionals and organisations, including the Police to gather information on which to assess safety and inform the process, including inviting those affected to attend and take part in the process
  • To ensure all relevant agencies involved with RJ participants are involved and/or advised in regard to RJ activity as appropriate
  • To provide case supervision, skills support, expertise and ‘mentoring’ to develop volunteer RJ facilitators
  • To attend occasional other meetings as required
  • To provide cover for colleagues

Personal Specification

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES

  • Ability to demonstrate a wide knowledge of Restorative Justice, both theoretical and practical within the Criminal Justice system
  • Experience of maintaining high standards of work as a practitioner or manager within an RJ, Criminal Justice or related setting
  • Experience of delivering RJ as a practitioner and/or trainer
  • Operate restoratively in an informal setting
  • A grasp of current key issues and priorities for Restorative Justice within the CJ system, and the implications for facilitators and managers
  • Experience of providing casework supervision and/or line management
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • A capacity to take into account the principles deriving from evidence-based research
  • Be able to deal with all information on a confidential basis

Desirable

  • Hold a Practitioner Accreditation by the RJC (Restorative Justice Council) or working towards Level 4 Diploma in RJ Practice or equivalent
  • Experience of partnership work

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Essential

  • A concern to promote positive change and innovation in service delivery
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • A people-centered approach

OTHER

  • Required to travel within and outside of Thames Valley on occasions
  • Be free from any medical condition which would prevent you from doing the job

Thames Valley Partnership is an equal opportunities employer; the aim of our policy is to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or nationa origina, religious believe, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.  We do not dispar applicants with criminal convictions and are mindful of the requirements of Rehabilitation of Offeners Act, 1974.

About the post

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Location | Buckinghamshire

Hours | 18.5 hours per week

Salary | £26,000 to £29,000 + 25 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays per year (FTE), 90 days paid sick leave per year (FTE) and Pension fund, Group Life Assurance and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Information for potential applicants

Application pack and guidance is available here or download using the links below.

Submitting your application

A full Job Description and Application Details are available from the Thames Valley Partnership website www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk or contact Amanda Thomson on 01844 202001 or amanda@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk

Closing Date: : 8 August 2022

Interviews will take place: 15 August 2022

Closing Date: 
Monday, 8 August 2022