Criminal Justice Support Worker - Peer Mentoring - Lanarkshire

Sacro’s Mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending

Peer Mentoring Service, Lanarkshire

Sacro Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
31 days annual leave, po-rata plus 6 fixed public holidays, pro-rata

We are looking to recruit a Criminal Justice Support worker to work with people who are subject to diversion from prosecution and where the misuse of substances may have contributed to the offence. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who have a lived experience of the justice system or who have personal experience of recovery from substance use. 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 have the ability to travel across the South Lanarkshire area. You will work closely with local recovery services. You should be committed to helping others into recovery.

Experience of working in a supporting role is essential and a recognised qualification is desirable although full training will be given.

You will be committed to helping to overcome alcohol or substance issues by providing emotional and practical support to engage with recovery services.

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 this posts.

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

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Unique Reference Code
MOT_CJSW_0221
Salary
SCP 19 – 22, currently £20,407 - £22,065 per annum, pro-rata
Closing Date
12pm, Friday 05 March 2021
Interview Date
Monday 15 March 2021
Location
Lanarkshire
Contract
Fixed Term Contract For 12 Months
Hours Per Week
35
Responsible To
Service Team Leader / Service Manager