Peer Mentor Support Workers

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


  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. Contract: For a period of 2 years (June 2023) in first instance, with potential for a further year.
  • Sacro Defined Contribution Pension Scheme. 31 days annual leave plus 6 fixed public holidays pro rata

Role

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.

Application notes

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the role, please contact sfindlay@sacro.org.uk

For an application pack visit sacro.org.uk

Closing Date: 25th June 2021

Interview Dates: 5th July 2021