Secure Care Officer
SECURE CARE OFFICER
Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ
Starting salary £27,254.79 per annum rising to £30,203.26 per annum after successfully passing a 6 month probation period
Full-time average 40 hours per week (shift times vary on either morning, afternoon or days)
- Company Pension
- Free on-site parking
- Free meals whilst on shift
- Set monthly shift patterns
- Access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts
- Extensive training and development
Be that person who makes a difference every day, the chance to do an extraordinary job
Secure Care Officers are key to the effective running of Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) and we are looking for people who can fit naturally into this role.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Officer and we encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate the integrity, resilience and strong communications skills needed to thrive in this role.
Day to day, you will help to create a safe, secure environment for young people aged between 12 to 18 years who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. In return, you will receive a secure job and a rewarding career, as well as great training, excellent benefits and the chance to change lives for the better.
Working directly with the young people, your responsibilities will include:
- Motivate, support and care for young people to provide a stable and secure educational and residential environment which promotes anti-offending behaviour to develop life skills, manage their own behaviour and enhance their effective resettlement on release
- Building mutual trust and respect with the young people so that they respond positively and appropriately to information and guidance
- Defining structures and boundaries, and role-modelling positive behaviours, to set clear expectations of the young people in our care
- Monitoring and managing the behaviour of the young people to minimise incidents and improve standards of behaviour
The young people in your care will have a variety of different needs and it will be your role to ensure those individuals are treated with dignity and respect, whilst having the ability to set boundaries, maintain a consistently mature approach and manage the behaviours of young people in our care with professional authority. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills, address the behaviours that have led them into custody and effectively re-integrate them into mainstream society on release.
It is imperative that you consider yourself to be effective and resilient under pressure and ready to manage the ever changing dynamic of working with young people, many of whom may have a history of unpredictable behaviour. This can, at times feel challenging to manage, and whilst we pride ourselves on team work and support, it is important to acknowledge that this can be a high pressured environment.
Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.
As part of your new role with us, you will required to attend a comprehensive 8-week induction and training programme design to equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver every aspect of being an effective Officer. Experience of working with vulnerable people would be advantageous.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custodial and Detention Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.
To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. Experience of working with young people is desirable. You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process for the role.
Please be aware that we have a small number of 44 hour per week contracts available and should you wish to apply, you will be given an opportunity to apply for these roles via a thorough and fair selection process once you have successfully completed your 6 month probationary period.