Social Worker – PKC07859
£37,559 – £40,487
HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan
The post is based in HM Prison Castle Huntly Social Work Department. HMP Castle Huntly is Scotland’s only ‘open’ prison. We are a small, busy team comprising qualified Social Workers and admin support. Our role is to provide a quality social work service to serving prisoners. A significant element of our role within the prison is to assess and manage potential risks individuals may pose as they re-enter the community. We do this by way of providing reports to the Parole Board and Tribunals, we also attend in person to speak to our risk assessments. We also contribute to multi agency risk management in the prison and in the community through risk management case conferences and MAPPA meetings. We work in partnership with the Scottish Prison Service and community social work agencies to support and manage all statutory offenders.
Candidates should have the ability to undertake delegated tasks working autonomously.
Candidates should have confidence to challenge service users, service providers and staff in order to assert social work principles and values.
Candidates must have a flexible approach to sharing duties and working arrangements and must have excellent verbal and communications skills, including report writing, assessment, presentation and computer skills.
You will have a Social Work Qualification (DIPSW, CQSW, CSS), current registration with SSSC and be responsible for maintaining annual membership.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Lex Greig, Team Leader, on 01382 319322.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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