Probation services practitioner

Probation services practitioner

Work with offenders to make communities safer

The main purpose of the probation services practitioner is to protect the public by reducing re-offending, safeguarding victims and rehabilitating low to medium-risk service users through effective engagement, monitoring and enforcement to ensure that the sentence of the court is delivered to a high standard. At this level, you’ll work to reduce re-offending through the provision of sustained support, advice and supervision for individuals under sentences of courts or through voluntary engagement. You’ll make ongoing assessments and responsive decisions based on an individual’s ongoing risk of harm to themselves and/or others, along with the risk they pose of committing a further offence in the future. You’ll interact with service users to make assessments and deliver rehabilitative interventions, as part of a team and in collaboration with justice, health and social care colleagues.

 

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English and ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000

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