SLA04247 - Social Work Assistant - DFF

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Social Work Resources

2 x Social Work Assistant

Location: Auchitibber Resource Centre, East Avenue, High Blantyre Industrial Estate, High Blantyre, G72 0JB


Social Work Resources have been redesigning elements of the delivery of its Unpaid Work service. The unpaid work service works with and monitors those who are subject to a Court Disposal of a Community Payback Order (Unpaid Work & Other Activity Requirement) or a Fiscal Work Order and are undertaking unpaid work in the community.

The role of a Social Work Assistant in the unpaid work service is to work as part of a multi-agency team delivering and co-ordinating the unpaid service provision to individuals subject to Community Payback Order.

We are looking for highly organised and conscientious individuals to undertake the case management responsibilities in line with the National Outcomes and Standards for the Criminal Justice Services (2010). This post would require you to directly interact with service users and work with partner agencies to achieve successful completion of court imposed Community Payback Orders. The post also requires you to use your own initiative to utilise the ‘other activity’ element of an Order.

This post may require working in accordance with a roster.

Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018.

Interview Date: TBC



Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. 

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 South Lanarkshire Council.

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Applications online
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

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