An opportunity has arisen with Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability’s ASSIST and Domestic Abuse Service for 2 Caledonian Women’s Workers to join our team and work alongside the Council’s Community Justice Social Work service on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2024.
The posts are funded by the Scottish Government which noted in April 2023 that Ministers were presently minded to extend the funding for the roles until 31 March 2025; however, this extension is unable to be confirmed until the Scottish Government’s Criminal Justice budget for 2024/25 is confirmed.
ASSIST (Advocacy, Support, Safety, Information Services Together) is a specialist domestic abuse advocacy and support service focussed on reducing risk to and improving the safety of victims of domestic abuse. Its aim is to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse – women, children and men – are safe, informed and supported throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system. It does that through providing a high-quality service tailored to individual needs and circumstances.
The Caledonian Women’s Worker will provide a proactive service to women who have experience domestic abuse and whose partner, or former partner, is attending the Caledonian Men’s Programme, or subject to a statutory order via the Criminal Justice system. The role involves working in partnership with women and advocating on their behalf to other services in order to increase their safety; and will contribute to the work of the Caledonian System, liaising closely with colleagues in both the men’s and children’s services to assess and manage risk and to appropriately share information relevant to this. Taking a trauma informed approach to working with victims of domestic abuse.
Further details regarding what this role entails are noted within the Job Description for the post, whilst the Person Specification document confirms the key competencies you are required to demonstrate in your application. For guidance on completing your application, and to view the benefits on offer for employees of Glasgow City Council, please visit the following link: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=16129.
The work pattern for the posts is 35 hours per week to be worked Monday – Thursday, 8:45am – 4:45pm and Friday, 8:45am – 3:55pm, with a 50-minute unpaid lunch break each day. The post is office based at Eastgate, 727 London Road, Glasgow, G40 3AQ and the annual salary is on an incremental scale starting at £33,047.49 and progressing to £39,916.53.
The position requires membership to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (Vulnerable Adults). For further information on this scheme, please visit https://www.mygov.scot/working-jobs/finding-a-job/disclosure/. The cost of membership, or scheme record update, will be met by the candidate.
Additionally, due to a genuine occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 this post is restricted to women only.
This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015. A full list of convictions that must always be disclosed and convictions that should be disclosed subject to rules is available on the Disclosure Scotland website: www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
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