Residential Worker - Approved Premises

  • Reference DT-POJ-231103-01
  • Paye:14.00
  • Umbrella:19.00
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time
  • LocationBasildon, Essex

The job holder will assist in the supervision of residents, maintaining discipline and the adherence to Approved Premises (AP) rules, licence conditions and court orders. In addition, will contribute to the management of residents’ risk. This post will involve out of hours work, in line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

Location: Basildon, Essex

Contract: 3 months-6 months’
Work hours: 37 hours per week (3 days on/3 days off)

Main duties and responsibilities

Contribute to effective team practice, communicate effectively with team members and pass on key information

Undertake regular inspections of the building, including cellars and grounds throughout the period of duty, recording any occurrences/damage or defects, and monitor CCTV equipment

Maintain an active presence in the AP at all times. Regularly engage with residents in a pro-social manner. Contribute towards the protection of residents, e.g. monitor in line with risk assessments.

Monitor behaviour of high risk residents and motivate residents to ensure compliance. Respond appropriately to abusive or aggressive behaviour

Ensure that the AP is locked and secure during curfew period. Confirm the presence and wellbeing of all residents overnight

Facilitate the function of the AP as a first/emergency point of contact out of hours

Escalate to the standby Manager any matters of concern to ensure the enforcement and /or compliance with court orders, licences , AP rules

Support and create a safe working environment for staff, residents and visitors by adhering to Health and Safety legislation, ensuring Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) and Risk Assessments are followed reporting incidents to Manager. Undertake Health and Safety, fire alarm, curfews and room curfew checks in line with procedures.

Undertake room searches, pack up residents possessions as directed

Support the arrangement and delivery of purposeful activities for residents within the premises

Supervise residents’ meals

Undertake effective induction of residents

Follow prescribed medication procedures including the issuing of medication to residents and both weekly and nightly audit of medication sheets

Undertake alcohol and drugs tests as requested by the Manager

Undertake First Aid if a resident is injured or self-harms.

Maintain hostel records and files as required, including data entry as necessary and contribute to the completion of incident reports

Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies

Deal with visitors and telephone calls, and monitor the work of visiting contractors in accordance with health and safety.

Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes

To work within the aims and values of NPS and NOMS

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alternations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary

If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please email your CV to

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Residential Worker - Approved Premises

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