Based at Back Sneddon Centre, Back Sneddon Street, Paisley.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our professionally challenging and rewarding justice social work service. You will work with women at all stages of the criminal justice system and carry out assessment and tailored interventions.
You will provide a Justice Social Work service to women in custody or in the community, bailed or diverted, and charged with/ convicted of a range of offences, including serious sexual and violent offences, and undertake training to achieve competency in the assessment of risk.
It is essential that you have a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent; experience in working with women in a criminal justice setting, e.g. client supervision; undertaking individual work and co-working in a multi-agency context; have knowledge and understanding of the impact of gender based violence, abuse and trauma; effective assessment, written, IT, interpersonal and effective communication skills.
In addition, you must also be registered with the SSSC and have the ability to work as part of a specialist team; work in a focused approach; be highly motivated with a positive attitude; have a flexible approach; be able to make full use of supervision and demonstrate a commitment to social work values.
It is desirable that you have a flexible approach to working evenings; previous experience of risk management, child and adult protection, delivering groupwork, writing reports for court, undertaking custody and community throughcare and working with clients with a wide range of needs.
This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1, Paragraph 1) therefore only female applicants will be considered.
As this post involves access and use of the ViSOR information system and involvement in MAPPA cases, preferred candidates will be required to undergo the Non-Police Personnel Vetting, currently NPPV (full) level 2. Ongoing review will be required in line with agreed Home Office standards at that time.
In addition, if successful, you will also be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.
Closing Date – Monday 10th May 2021
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