Fixed Term until 30 September 2023
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 12 September 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
Exciting opportunity to join DASAT. Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and working within a specialised area of domestic abuse work? Are you interested in the judicial process? If so, this is the post for you.
The Specialist Court Advocacy Worker post involves contacting individuals within 24 hours of a reported incident of domestic abuse, and liaising with Police, COPFS and other statutory and third sector agencies.
This post is mainly office based supporting victim of domestic abuse by providing advocacy from referral and continuing through the court process.
Excellent report writing skills are required.
You will have operational experience of working with adults, mainly women who are/have experienced abuse. You will understand the complexities of all forms of trauma and abuse and its impact on individuals and their children. You will have the ability to work as part of a team, liaise and work with a variety of partner organisations, statutory and third sector, in order to promote the best interest of individuals and their children.
Ideally you will have excellent I.T. and communication skills.
You will have a good understanding of, and work from, a feminist analysis of violence against women.
The skills and experience you must have:
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 West Lothian Council.
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