Criminal Justice Assistant, West Lothian Civic Centre, (411.21), CD 28/10/2018

West Lothian Council

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  • Reference: WEL02963


The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 28 October 2018. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage

West Lothian Council’s Criminal and Youth Justice Service are looking to recruit a Criminal Justice Assistant to work within the Community Payback Order team. This dynamic team is responsible for the supervision of Court Orders for all individuals over the age of twenty-one, including sexual and violent offenders. The successful candidate will be expected to facilitate group work and be involved in the management of a diverse, complex and challenging caseload. While primarily based within the Community Payback Order team, the successful candidates will however be expected to work across the wider Criminal and Youth Justice Teams to meet the exigencies of the service. Candidates must meet the essential criteria:

Significant previous experience of direct client contact in a Health, Social Care, or Criminal Justice setting. Ability to work constructively with difficult and challenging people using authority appropriately. Proven experience of working in partnership with other services. Ability to understand and work within legislative and procedural frameworks. Ability to communicate to a high standard in written and verbal form.

HNC/SVQ Level 3 in Social Care; HNC/SVQ for Health Support Workers or other relevant qualification at a similar or higher level is desirable.

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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