Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.
An exciting new service is being developed in Council with South Lanarkshire Justice Services, Alcohol and Drug Partnership South Lanarkshire and Sacro. This will involve a public health approach to justice and encourage recovery and community integration to support people to change behaviours and lifestyles in a positive manner.
Five new posts have become available with Sacro for Criminal Justice Support Workers in our new Justice Team in South Lanarkshire:
4 x 37.5 hours
1 x 7.5 hours
The service works in partnership with Justice Social Work and ADP and provides a community alternative to remand for individuals appearing at South Lanarkshire Courts, Police Scotland Custody Suites or being diverted from prosecution.
You will assist in the delivery and development of the day to day running of Bail Supervision, Arrest referral or Diversion services under the direction of the Team Leader and Community Justice Manager. You will be involved in the assessment and appropriate monitoring/support of service users, including home visits. You will be responsible for the management of data relating to service users, preparing written reports for Social Work and the Sheriff Court and liaison with other agencies.
All posts require the ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment. Knowledge of the Justice system, substance misuse, homelessness and/or complex needs and of the relevant services available in South Lanarkshire area would be an advantage. Relevant experience within Justice services as well as partnership working is desirable. The successful applicants will be flexible and proactive in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to assist service users.
Sacro services work with individuals involved in offending, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse issues. Experience in social care and working with offenders is desirable. A relevant qualification at SVQ level 3 or equivalent is desirable but training will be provided. Individuals with lived experience are actively encouraged to apply. Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post. Along with satisfactory references.
A driving licence will be required and access to a vehicle with appropriate business insurance.
We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.
For further information and to apply, please visit our website