Safer and Stronger Communities
Social Worker – HM Prison Edinburgh
1 permanent post
Salary: £31,484 – £37,589 (plus environmental allowance)
Hours: 36 per week
This social worker post is located within the Prison Based Social Work Team, providing services to women and men, subject to statutory obligations, while in or when leaving custody undertaking a wide range of tasks including (but not limited to):
The post holder will adhere to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Scottish Prison Service and City of Edinburgh Council.
The post holder will demonstrate excellent skills in engaging with service users in line with relevant legislation, National Outcomes and Standards, public protection and other departmental policies, practices and procedures.
Community Justice is committed to working towards being informed by a knowledge and understanding of complex trauma and its impact, and the principles of the Safe and Together model.
All applicants are required to undertake Non-Police Personal Vetting (NPPV) to level 2 or level 3 as required in order to access the Violent and Sexual Offender (ViSOR) database.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the City of Edinburgh Council.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
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