The successful candidate will work on the DIVERT programme based at Croydon Custody Centre. The programme aims to seek to start a conversation and get some meaningful engagement with young adults at that ‘teachable moment’ whilst they are in custody. They will complete a needs assessment with the client and then identify some effective interventions to make some positive changes in their lives.
The TiO will explain and direct a number of pathways for the individual to be referred to, this may be within the Palace for Life Foundation or with external partners. This will follow a long-term development plan to assist them in fulfilling their own goals, relating to education, employment and training. In addition to the Divert Programme the TiO will also be expected to work across the Targeted Intervention team to mentor young people across the Breaking the Cycle Programme.
The Targeted Intervention Officer (TiO) is not a member of Police staff, but will work alongside them whilst in the custody suite. Conversations are kept confidential between the TiO and client and it will not interfere with the Criminal Justice process. The job holder will receive full training and undergo a vetting process for the role.
Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities/Job Summary
The role of a Targeted Intervention Officer will be mainly based at Croydon Custody Centre however, they will be expected to work from the office at Selhurst Park Stadium on occasion. The TiO will be working on a daily basis with detainees in custody and various other staff members of the Police family. The role will remain totally independent from the police investigation while delivering the DIVERT programme.
The TiO main responsibility is to successfully engage detainees in order to assess their motivation to make positive changes to their lives and to start an intervention plan to prevent them from re-offending. This process will begin whilst the detainee is in policy custody but may continue in the outside environment as you aim to create referral pathways for the individual.
We are seeking to recruit a self-motivated individual who is passionate about helping young adults in realising and achieving their goals and aspirations. The successful candidate must be able to work well independently but also as part of a wider team. They will act with professionalism, integrity and empathy at all times, as well as having great communication and interpersonal skills to engage with young adults and colleagues. The TiO will need a willingness to learn with a measured and consistent approach at all times.
Other aspects of the role include:
Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare and protection of children, young people and adults at risk. The club fully accepts its responsibility for children, young people and adults at risk. Our aim is to ensure that safeguarding runs through every element of the work we do to ensure the welfare and well-being of all those who engage in our activities.
All children, young people and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. We believe that all adults working within the club, in any capacity, have a duty and responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.
We strive to do this by applying policy, procedures and best practice, engaging with the Premier League, FA and local authority partners to promote the safety and welfare of all those who engage in activities with the club. Our practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities. This allows our participants to enjoy any club activity in a safe, and inclusive environment.
The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.
Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, match-day fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):
Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.
Application Deadline: 8 March 2021.