Task Supervisor

Favourite Aberdeen City Council
Ref no: ABC03888
Closes: Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Published: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Location: Willowdale Place, Aberdeen
Rate: £12.44 - £14.18 per hour
Hours: 18.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Aberdeen City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Social Work

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Willowdale Place
Duration: Fixed Term up to 51 weeks, Part Time 18.5 hours per week working across 3 week days

Job Purpose:
To deliver a statutory social work service to offenders in the Criminal Justice System, in line with National Outcomes and Standards, working as a member of the Unpaid Work Team to train, instruct and supervise small groups of offenders subject to statutory orders who are undertaking a broad range of activities and tasks.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Experienced trade background
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willingness to attain
Full UK driving licence

The post holder will be expected to:
Work at weekends and non – standard hours as required
Demonstrate flexibility to work at alternative locations as required
Adhere to the requirements of Scottish Government, the SSSC Code of Practice, council Policy and Procedures and all relevant Legislation
Work in accordance with Adult, Child and Public Protection principles and procedures
Lone work
Work outside in all weathers


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Respond to and manage violent and aggressive behaviour
A comprehensive knowledge of a range of manual and trade tasks or skills, joinery skills, painting and decorating skills, gardening skills, art and crafts
The ability to supervise groups and to impart skills and knowledge
Operate Unpaid Work Team vehicles and equipment
Experience of proactive responses to challenging behaviour
The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the environment, work planning and the safety of service users
Ability to plan, manage and lead work; effectively motivate, supervise, providing guidance and support including effective induction
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Maintain both electronic and written case and administrative records in accordance with Aberdeen City Council policies
Ability to produce high quality written reports and records and the ability to present at reviews
Communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to manage constant and often conflicting demands
Effective administrative and organisational skills, including computer literacy
Train, instruct and supervise groups of offenders undertaking community payback orders

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

The successful applicant will have proven woodwork/joinery /skills, a working knowledge of relevant H&S requirements and experience of supervising others learning joinery skills within a workshop environment.

See also:

2. Job Profile.doc

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