A rare opportunity has arisen for a Senior Social Worker within our Criminal Justice service. This is an exciting time as we take forward our improvement plan with national partners to transform Justice services in West Dunbartonshire.
The successful applicant will have responsibility for supporting performance across Justice Services in line with legislation, policies and practice. You will provide operational leadership to the team, strategic support to the Senior Management Team and ensure quality assurance, team development and working in partnership are at the heart of our service delivery plan, within an integrated partnership, to ensure individuals receive a high quality, consistent and effective service that upholds local and national outcomes and standards to reduce risk and harm.
The post holder will be a qualified social worker, with extensive criminal justice experience and relevant, current knowledge of risk assessment, risk management tools and systems including LSCMI, SA07, MAPPA and ViSOR.
Quality assurance is an important aspect of the role and you will audit, monitor and report on criminal justice work through our Performance and Assurance Reports Framework, produce and analyse management information for public protection, promote professional standards of practice and provide feedback on quality issues. There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service, our communities and the wider HSCP.
If you think you have the talent, experience and vision for this post, to improve lives with the people of West Dunbartonshire, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Laura Smith at: [email protected] or alternatively on 01389 738484
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children & Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
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