The service aims to support and assist women from an offending background to help themselves to develop their own personal identity, skills, knowledge and abilities. To enable them to remain or become re-engaged in education, training or employment and to improve their life chances. We now require a member of staff to deliver this service.
The successful candidate will work on a one to one basis with women of all ages who may face multiple barriers to progression providing advocacy when required and through signposting to specialist agencies. The post will be based within Aberdeenshire Criminal Justice Social Work offices and reporting to on a daily basis to Criminal Justice Social Work managers.
Experience of working with service users to help maximise their potential and an understanding of the issues facing women are essential. The post will involve working within a prison setting as well as in the community therefore knowledge and experience of working within a prison establishment would also be an advantage. A current driving licence or access to a means of transport is essential as the post will cover a significant rural area. Knowledge of the Scottish Criminal Justice system is desirable but not essential.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidates will be required to undertake PVG Disclosure Check in terms of Part V of the Police Act 1997.
Job reference: ABD/PDM
Rate of pay: £18,825 - £20,834
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 12 noon on 22nd August 2014 (contact telephone number will be required)