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.
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.
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.
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.