SACRO
SACRO

Charity registered in Scotland SC016293

Sacro's mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

Current vacancies

Peer Mentor Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th June 2021

Sacro’s Mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending

We are looking to recruit three Peer Mentors to work with people who are involved with the Criminal Justice social work and health and Social care partnership. Service Users may have complex issues around homelessness, addictions and care and support needs in addition to offending behaviour. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have a lived experience of the justice system or who have personal experience of recovery. A knowledge and understanding of the justice system, legislation and the complex and chaotic needs of individuals is desirable. You should be able to demonstrate good communication skills and be skilled at developing positive working relationships with both colleagues and those who come into contact with our services.

Additional skills, which will be necessary include good organisation and IT skills. Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and can travel across the Glasgow Council area. You will work closely with local support services and partner organisations. You should be committed to helping others into a crime free life.

Experience of working in a supporting role is desirable and a recognised qualification is desirable although full training will be given.

You will be committed to helping service users access areas that promote crime free life choices, promote training, education, healthy life choices and pro social activities in their communities. The development of Peer Volunteers will also be a part of your role as the service develops over the lifetime of the project.

You will be required to contribute to reports and to keeping records updated.

The role is as challenging as it is rewarding, you will need to have a non-judgemental value base, a sensitive and practical approach, and be person-centred and flexible to meet the needs of our service users.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for these posts.

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Criminal Justice Support Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Criminal Justice Support Worker (Female Only*)
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

A Criminal Justice Support Worker is required to provide practical advice and assistance to residents of East Dunbartonshire area for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: addressing offending behaviour, budgeting, cooking, shopping, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders, social skills, and accessing education/ employment. Experience of working with offenders is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with East Dumbarton Council and Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to women receiving statutory court orders. The successful candidate will be co-located with the local authority and will be delivering a holistic, strengths-based approach to vulnerable and chaotic women who are at risk within the service.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Fife
  • Closing 31st March 2021

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post.

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions to people attending the custody suites in Fife. The role encompasses supporting people to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within our communities. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. A personal knowledge of the criminal justice process would be desirable for this post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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This vacancy has now closed

Another Way Women’s Worker*

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with women with complex social needs. You will be working as part of Another Way, a service that works with women involved in the sex industry. This role will have a focus on providing outreach to women who are street-based and working indoors, as well as providing one-to-one support.

You must have experience of providing assertive outreach to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, as well as an excellent understanding of the support needs of women involved in the sex industry. You will need to be an effective communicator, highly organised and have effective casework management skills. It is essential that support provided is non-judgmental and respects the wishes of the women we engage with.

You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working. Experience of working with women involved in the sex industry is desirable.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a woman.

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This vacancy has now closed

Criminal Justice Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £25,364
  • Fife
  • Closing 1st April 2021

A Criminal Justice Worker is required to provide support and advice through structured mentoring for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously dependant on criminogenic needs/risks, examples include: addressing offending behaviour through the delivery of behaviour change programmes, supporting service users with mental health and wellbeing, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders and supporting service users to access education/ employment. Experience of working with women in the criminal justice system is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to service users in Fife.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Criminal Justice Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2021

New Routes offers males serving short term custodial sentences a ‘through-the-gate’ mentoring and support service providing practical and emotional support to help them move back into the community and begin to build a life free of offending.

We currently have the opportunity for a full-time mentor to join our Edinburgh team.

The males referred to New Routes are matched with a mentor while in prison. The mentor will start to work with those referred to the service while they are in prison, to develop their independence and social skills, link to appropriate services, explore aspirations, identify goals, and put in place achievable steps to improve their quality of life. This support and advice continues after release from prison where mentors can accompany them* to appointments and advocate on their behalf where appropriate to help them with re-integration into their local community and to achieve stability.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of inter-agency working is essential. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

* Please note that due to restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 virus, we are currently only undertaking face to face engagement with people referred to the service where the need is assessed as essential.

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This vacancy has now closed

Custody Navigator Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 5th May 2021

The Fife service is now seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the above post.

This challenging role will involve delivering practical, bespoke interventions to people attending the custody suites in Fife. The role encompasses supporting people to seek the help they need through a wide network of partner agencies within our communities. Often the people you encounter will be at a low point in their lives so you must be able to show empathy and forge a connection during that ‘reachable moment’, then back it up with the ability to create strong, trusting relationships which support people to access the help they need.

If people describe you as; level headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people effectively then we would like to hear from you.

The role demands regular evening weekend work, followed up with community outreach support during the week. The post holder must have a deep understanding of the causal factors of violence and present as “credible” to those we support, through their own lived and professional experience. The post holder will have a proven track record in this field, preferably backed up with a professional qualification. A personal knowledge of the criminal justice process would be desirable for this post.

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a car satisfying the appropriate insurance requirements.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement for the post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Criminal Justice Worker (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £25,364 – £28,077
  • Fife
  • Closing 6th May 2021

A Criminal Justice Worker is required to provide support and advice through structured mentoring for females who are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Support needs vary enormously dependant on criminogenic needs/risks, examples include: addressing offending behaviour through the delivery of behaviour change programmes, supporting service users with mental health and wellbeing, exploring housing options, compliance with statutory orders and supporting service users to access education/ employment. Experience of working with women in the criminal justice system is essential.

The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential. Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.

Multi-Agency working is crucial as Sacro work in partnership with Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work to provide a holistic support service to service users in Fife.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

*For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Women’s Service Coordinator - Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £25,364 – £28,077 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of leading multicultural teams to provide an excellent level of service to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women affected by domestic abuse and Honour Based Violence (HBV). You must have experience of working with vulnerable people from diverse backgrounds as well as an excellent understanding of the effects and issues facing BAME women affected by domestic abuse and HBV. You will need to be an effective communicator in English and one additional BAME language, highly organised and have effective team management skills.

You will be qualified to Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy with 2 years’ post-qualifying experience, and have a good knowledge of trauma counselling, health inequalities and assessing risk for domestic abuse and HBV. You will work closely with other partners and agencies and be expected to ensure the continued development of good partnership working.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post, and the successful candidate must also have their own indemnity insurance.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME and LGBT communities for this post. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

* For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.

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This vacancy has now closed

Youth Justice Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Fife Youth Justice Service
  • Closing 25th May 2021

Sacro provides Restorative Justice and one to one programmes to assist young people to address offending behaviour.

You will be responsible for working directly with service users as part of an existing Youth Justice team. You should have experience of working with young people who offend and have some knowledge of cognitive behaviour interventions, Restorative Justice and Anti Social Behaviour Legislation.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, experience of interagency working would also be an advantage. A commitment to Sacro’s value base is essential, as this type of work can be challenging.

A relevant qualification is desirable but not essential.

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Liam Gale via email: lgale@sacro.org.uk

A valid driving licence is essential for this post.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Housing Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2021

(Your Home (Housing Support) Service)

2 x 37.5 hours per week

1 x 18.75 hours per week

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking team members to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

An SVQ3 in Health and Social Care (at SCQF Level 6) is required.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

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