SLA08461- Social Work Assistant (Women's Justice Service)- SLA08461
My World of Work
Hamilton, ML3 0XB
1d ago

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Women’s Justice Service, and we are looking to recruit a part time social work assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will work closely with women in our locality hub settings, providing tailored supports to women across South Lanarkshire who have found themselves to be in conflict with the law (or those who are at risk of involvement with the Justice System).

As well as managing and facilitating local women’s justice hubs the successful candidate will provide one to one supports to a range of women across the South Lanarkshire area, providing support advice and guidance as and when this is required.

The role requires the successful candidate to be good at partnership working, developing good relationships and they must be a good communicator.

The key aim of the service is to support women involved with the Justice System to reduce elements of risk and to support the individual to achieve positive destinations.

The successful candidate should have experience of working with women who have involvement with the Justice System and should have experience of working with complex and challenging behaviours.

The successful candidate should also have a sound knowledge of trauma informed practice.

The successful candidate should have an HNC or other relevant equivalent qualification in health and social care and should have experience of working with women who have had involvement with the Justice System.

Applicants should be willing to undertake any necessary training required for the role.

Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and 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.

Legislative Information

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

Regulated Work with Protected Adults

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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The Individual

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including :

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity / paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Please apply online.

    All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

    Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

    South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer 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 behaviour requirements for the position.

    South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

    Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

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