Peer Mentor Support Workers - Glasgow

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.

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

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

Unique Reference Code
PM_SW_0621
Salary
SCP 19 - 22, currently £20,407-£22,065 per annum
Closing Date
12pm, Friday 25 June 2021
Interview Date
Monday 05 July 2021
Location
Glasgow
Contract
For a period of 2 years (June 2023) in first instance, with potential for a further year
Hours Per Week
37.5 hours per week
Responsible To
Service Team Leader/Service Manager
Supervisory Responsibility‎
The post holder may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and students