Foundations of Personal Wellbeing Advisor

Foundations of Personal Wellbeing Advisor- £24,193.77-£28,116.74- West Yorkshire

The post holder will work as an integral part of CGL and Ingeus and hold a dual role of delivering CGLs Foundations of Personal Wellbeing modules and being a Personal Wellbeing Advisor within the Ingeus Hub, providing a service to adult males referred by the National Probation Service.

Under the supervision of the CGL National Team Leader and integrated within the Ingeus Hub provision , you will deliver flexibly on a rolling basis CGLs Foundations of Personal Wellbeing , which consists of 10 modules :

  • The Road to Desistance Part 1 and 2
  • Road Map to Desistance
  • Values and Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Thinking Behaviour Cycles and Mind traps
  • Communication Skills
  • Developing Change Capital
  • Connection and Support Networks
  • Self-Compassion and Wellbeing
  • Giving back- Citizenship

When not delivering the Foundations of Personal Wellbeing, you will be acting as and Personal Wellbeing Case Manager within the Ingeus Hub:

  • The post holder will hold the professional relationship with the Probation Practitioner to support service users to improve their personal wellbeing.
  • You will manage cases in which you will be expected to complete assessments and action plans to identify service user needs.
  • One to One Advisor Support will be core to service delivery, building trust and undertaking activities and interventions that are best delivered face to face
  • PW advisors also deliver group sessions and workshops to help clients address wellbeing needs and develop wellbeing skills.

PW Advisors work in an outcome focussed environment and work in partnership with PW Mentors, NPS Probation Practitioners and community services to support desistance from offending

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Foundations of Personal Wellbeing Advisor include, but are not limited to:

  • To support the implementation, delivery, management and development of the Change, Grow, Live Foundations of Personal Wellbeing programme
  • Provide workshops and training to support the delivery of the Foundations of Personal Wellbeing programme as required.
  • To support colleagues in determining offenders eligibility and suitability to undertake the Foundations of Personal Wellbeing programme
  • To review the Foundations of Personal Wellbeing programme including developing both the programme content and the skills required to deliver this programme.
  • Maintain operational liaison with local Probation Practitioners to manage casework requirements
  • Proactively manage a caseload of service users in line with the information contained within the referral provided by the Probation Practitioner.
  • Support and move service users in addressing their assessed needs in line with the service delivery model
  • Conduct an assessment with all referred service users to determine the appropriate level of support required to address their needs.
  • Prepare and agree individual action plans with the Service User.
  • Provide support to all service users on a one-to-one basis and in group settings dependent on the needs identified by the assessment.
  • Deliver Intervention Modules (1-2-1 and Group) including advocacy with external statutory / wellbeing providers & complementary services.
  • Motivate and promote a service users belief in their ability to change.
  • Refer service users to complementary agencies as required and liaise with those specialists in order to monitor progress made.
  • Motivate and promote a service users belief in their ability to change.
  • Work with service users of varying complexity of need and across each Complexity Level (as applicable)
  • Provide advice on disclosure of offence(s) to potential employers and opportunity providers on the Rehabilitation of Offender Act 1974, relevant amendments and other relevant legislation.
  • Be alert and responsive to behaviour, information or changes which could indicate a change in risk of serious harm
  • Respond appropriately to challenging behaviour (including unacceptable behaviour) in order to de-escalate tension, enable service user to manage strong feelings and to ensure their own safety and that of others.

The key skills and qualities of a Foundations of Personal Wellbeing Advisor are:

  • Experience of working with ex-offenders in the community within criminal justice ; or people who have multiple or complex needs
  • Hold a qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance or qualification to deliver training (PTTLS, PPA or equivalent)
  • Ability to deliver a range of bespoke interventions based on own knowledge and experience either one to one or in a group environment
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail along with the ability to organise workload and prioritise to meet deadlines.
  • A commitment to multi-agency working and establishing partnerships with other professions to achieve good outcomes for the service users
  • Promote equality and value diversity
  • Contribute to safeguarding vulnerable adults and young people
  • This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level and vetting by the HMPPS / National Probation Service.

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West Yorkshire, England, UK