There is an exciting opportunity to join Midlothian’s Justice Team. The Justice team is a busy social work team that covers a range of statutory Justice tasks across Midlothian. The post holder will be based in No 11, the recovery hub in Dalkeith, which co-locates Justice Social Work Service, Mental Health Teams, the Substance Misuse Team and third sector agencies. The job role will be to support individuals involved in the Justice System.
Gathering information and carrying out assessments.
Effective record keeping and attendance at multi-agency meetings.
Using a trauma-informed approach to work alongside services users to address risk and need such as mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and pro-offending attitudes.
Support the delivery of interventions used within the team setting
Collaborate with other partners and agencies (housing, DWP, employment and health etc) to ensure positive outcomes for service users.
Work within the legislative framework and local and national policies that underpin the delivery of Justice Services.
Support the development of the new Men’s service within Justice. This is a new holistic group work service for men on statutory supervision which aims to increase resilience, emotional regulation and wellbeing whilst moving towards desistance.
Work within the wider Community Justice agenda to support the delivery of Midlothian’s Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan 2020-2023.
CLOSING DATE Monday 28th June 2021
INTERVIEW DATE Monday 5th July 2021
Position Title: Health and Social Care Practitioner
Directorate: Health and Social Care
Location: Number 11, 11 St Andrew Street, Dalkeith
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £31,483.32 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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