Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work Service aims to provide services and work within partnerships that contribute to community safety and public protection.Objectives include:
Delivering services in accordance with National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System
Effective risk assessment and risk management of offenders;
Targeting resources at offenders who are at risk of custody and are deemed to present a risk to the public
Working in partnership with other services and agencies to ensure credible, consistent services that promote social inclusion.Work undertaken includes:
Bail and diversion from prosecution services
Provision of social enquiry and other reports to assist decision-making by the Courts, Procurators Fiscal and Parole Board
Statutory supervision of offenders in the community, this includes probation, drug treatment and testing and community service orders
Providing a social work service to the courts and those appearing before the courts
Statutory supervision of offenders following release from prison
Voluntary support to ex-prisoners and their families.
We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative individual with supervisory experience and good DIY and craft skills.
You will be able to consistently demonstrate a variety of skills which are required to effectively lead, supervise and motivate groups of offenders on a daily basis in the community, whilst completing unpaid work tasks and projects.
You will have a good understanding and awareness of the issues facing offenders who are subject to Community Payback orders imposed by the Courts, as a direct alternative to custody is essential.
Your responsibilities are booking in, transportation and supervision of Community Payback unpaid work squads. To check risk assessments and follow general Health and Safety procedures, control and safe storage and use of all tools, equipment and vehicles.
You will ensure that offenders are supervised and are completing tasks effectively and safely.
You will Maintain records and complete basic Health and Safety induction for offenders.
Previous supervisory experience and a range of good DIY/craft skills are essential.
You will have a good understanding and awareness of issues facing offenders and working knowledge of health and safety.
You must have 4 standard grades, including English or equivalent and previous experience of working with the public.
Ability to participate in training as required, eg short training courses, modular courses is essential.
Hours of work will be over either Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday on a rota basis depending on the needs of the service.
There will be a requirement to work Fife wide depending on the needs of the service.
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Basic Police Act Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland.