This is an exciting opportunity for an Unpaid Work Officer with line management duties to join the Justice Unpaid Work Team within in East Dunbartonshire Council.
The post-holder will coordinate and manage the provision of Unpaid Work and Fiscal Work Orders in line with statutory obligations and National Outcomes and Standards for Justice Social Work.
The post will involve the supervision of people with convictions who are subject to Community Payback Orders in executing the administrative functions of this post.
The post-holder will require having a sound knowledge of Community Payback Orders and Fiscal Work Orders and be expected to deliver a high quality service by focusing on the individual needs of the client group including their welfare needs and have the ability to work in a relational manner.
The post will involve fostering and developing strong working relationships with other teams within East Dunbartonshire Council in addition to charitable, Third Sector and local organisations.
Partnership working and co-working with other workers will form an integral part of this post in achieving positive outcomes.
Report writing for the various Courts that East Dunbartonshire serve and carrying out administrative duties in addition to case recording will be key duties of the post.
Compliance with Orders will be an important consideration for this role, supporting compliance and initiating breach proceedings if required in line with National Outcomes and Standards for Justice Social Work Services.
The development of “other activity” will be progressed by the Unpaid Work Officer and the post-holder will have the ability to be creative and innovative in their practice in developing this activity.
In addition to the administrative duties for this post, it also involves the direct line management responsibility for staff within the Unpaid Work Team. T
This will involve responsibilities for the completion of Personal Development Reviews, attendance management authorising annual leave.
The post-holder will require to be proficient in the use of IT systems and full training will be provided.
The post-holder will work closely with all relevant agencies to evidence good collaborative working practices and effective partnership working. This job requires a full UK driving licence.
The post is permanent and is a full-time 35 hours post over 7 days.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact Marielaine Mc Laughlin, Team Manager for an informal discussion on 07917 642715.
The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment. In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment.
Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead. Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary. The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.
The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows: •
Individuals will be treated in a polite,friendly and welcoming manner.
• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks. • We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.
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