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Location: Spring Garden, Town House
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
Justice Social Work is a busy service delivered by nine teams across three sites (Pre-Disposal, 3 x Community Payback Order, Unpaid Work, Throughcare, Caledonian, Women’s Services and Support Work). We are committed to the principles of early intervention and prevention; relationship-based practice; practical assistance where possible and tenacious outreach when necessary. We work with individuals who have committed offences at all levels of risk and need. This includes those who have committed offences of a sexual, domestic abuse and/or violent nature with whom work can be complex and challenging. While supervision and training is provided it is acknowledged that this type of work is not for everyone, and may be traumatising for some, so we would ask that you think carefully or seek further information before registering interest.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Ordinary/ Standard Grade English or equivalent
Registration with SSSC where applicable and/or willingness to attain within a specified timescale
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG)
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
The ability to work in partnership with stakeholders; wide range of professionals, service users and carers
Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary
The ability to support people who may present with a range of challenging behaviours
Ability to work independently and contribute to working as a team
Ability to manage conflicting demands, priorities and deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users, their families and other stakeholders
Good practice; recognising support needs, promoting dignity, respect, independent living and exhibit unconditional positive regard
Advocate on behalf of service users by ensuring that their views are taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected
The ability to produce high quality written reports
The ability to operate as a member of a Team
The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance reviews and development and in development team plans
Ability to meet deadlines
Good ICT skills
Please see Job Profile for further details
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact [email protected].
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: [email protected]. We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs
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