Here at the Perth Prison Visitors Centre in Perth our goal is to increase self-esteem and help to reduce social isolation by supporting families to maintain communication.
As a Visitor Centre Worker you will initiate contact and build relationships with visitors, offering support and advice as appropriate. Working with a group of volunteers, you will assist in their induction, training and organising a rota. Networking with outside agencies to secure appropriate points of referral for support, arising from contact with visitors, will also be required.
An open and pro-active approach and an ability to work collaboratively and constructively with a variety of individuals and agencies are essential. You will have good interpersonal skills, emotional resilience and excellent self-awareness coupled with the ability to form meaningful relationships in a cross-cultural, cross-faith setting. We’re also looking for experience of working with children and families in order to meet GIRFEC outcomes.
While a qualification in Social Work or Social Care would be desirable, it’s not essential as we’ll support you to gain it. In fact, we’ll make sure that you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.
What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. You do not need to share our faith. These posts are subject to PVG Membership.
For more information and to apply please visit crossreach.org.uk/careers or call 01738 625503.
Closing date: 20th January 2019.
CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council.