Criminal Justice Peer Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,023 – £22,732
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th August 2022


  • Advertised from 5th August 2022
  • AUG20227980

Role

Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

We are looking to recruit one Peer Mentor 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.

This role is fixed term for a period of one year in the first instance with potential for extension subject to funding.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date 23:59 26/08/2022

Interviews will likely be held on 08/09/2022.

We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development.

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.