Criminal Justice Assistant, Social Work Unit, HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan

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Job Description Criminal Justice Assistant (Fixed Term until 31 March 2024) - PKC10890 £32,210 - £35,532 Social Work Unit, HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan An opportunity has arisen for a Criminal Justice Assistant to join us...

Job Description

Criminal Justice Assistant (Fixed Term until 31 March 2024) - PKC10890
£32,210 - £35,532
Social Work Unit, HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan

An opportunity has arisen for a Criminal Justice Assistant to join us within the Social Work unit at HMP Castle Huntly on a fixed term contract until April 2024.

The successful applicant will support the provision of a Social Work service to men within prison who will be transitioning into the community by way of the home leave scheme and the Parole process, in accordance with National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System and relevant Scottish Executive Circulars and legislation.

You will have the ability to work alongside team members and agencies who are involved with these individuals, to help support risk assessment and case management procedures.  The duties within this role will involve attendance at integrated case management meetings (ICMs), induction sessions for men who have recently been allocated to the social work team, and participation in the Social Work 'duty' service. 

Whilst this is not a qualified social work post there will be an element of training embedded within this post, within a specialized Justice environment dealing with complex cases in a secondary setting, that may be of some long-term benefit to those who are hoping to embark on a career in the field of justice Social Work.


You will:

•    Have a strong interest in working with male offenders.
•    Be able to identify males' needs, and contribute to risk and needs assessments and case management plans.
•    Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Have the ability to work well independently and by using your own initiative.
•    Work together as part of a team, and support the social workers.
•    Liaise and work together with multi-agency partners.
•    Be a good timekeeper and a reliable team member.
•    Be highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes for male offenders.
•    Have the ability to produce and maintain clear, concise and accurate records.
•    Have the ability to use a computer and be familiar with Microsoft Outlook and Word.
•    Have awareness of criminogenic factors, such as substance misuse.
•    Have an awareness of both adult and child protection.
•    Having SVQ Level 3 or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

The Individual

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated worker to join our team.

The successful candidate will have previous experience or knowledge of working with client group.

Having SVQ Level 3 or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Ross McCormack, Team Leader on 01382 319421.

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.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

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.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing. 

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