The role of a Social Work Assistant in the unpaid work service is to work as part of a multi-agency team delivering and co-ordinating the unpaid service provision to individuals subject to Community Payback Order.
We are looking for highly organised and conscientious individuals to undertake the case management responsibilities in line with the National Outcomes and Standards for the Criminal Justice Services. This post would require you to directly interact with service users and work with partner agencies to achieve successful completion of court imposed Community Payback Orders. The post also requires you to use your own initiative to utilise the ‘other activity’ element of an Order.
All applicants must be willing to undertake any relevant training and be committed to work with service users who are subject to the Community Payback Order scheme.
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.
South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.