Government & Defence

Residential Security Officer – Sunderland

Not Specified

Purpose of the Role
The post holder will work as part of a team providing 24 hour cover at an Approved Premises (AP) including security and monitoring services. They will provide assistance and support to offenders in Approved Premises to reduce their risk of reoffending, recall or breach of the condition of their licence or Court Order. To ensure that offenders resident at an AP and the fabric of it are kept safe and secure throughout their shift
The post holder will assist in the supervision of residents, maintaining discipline and the adherence to AP rules, licence conditions and court orders. In addition, the postholder will contribute to the management of residents’ risk. This post will involve substantial out of hours work, both waking night duty and weekend work. The post holder may be required to cover duties at other Approved Premises at times of staff absence
The post 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.
Embrace the principles of Collaborative Business Relationships (BS11000), in line with LRL’s’s vision and values
Main Assignments

To continue to develop one’s own skills and knowledge within the position, and attendance at mandatory/ required training courses
Comply with all LRL’s company policies/procedures and client site rules and regulations
To carry out any other reasonable tasks and/or instructions as directed by management
Comply with all LRL’s company policies/procedures
Comply with all legislative requirements
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 appropriatel 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 a 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 LRL
Carry out any other reasonable duty commensurate with the responsibilities of the post.
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.Please click apply in the first instance if you are interested