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HM Young Offenders Redding Road Polmont Falkirk, FK2 0AB
£36,944 - £40,243 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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In Falkirk we are proud and passionate about the work we do.

We are proud to have a workforce with values that promote human rights, social justice and professional integrity. We recognise the importance of diversity within our organisation that reflects the communities we serve.

We are looking for…

Falkirk Council Justice Services seek to recruit a highly motivated and organised Social Worker to be based in the Social Work Unit at HMP & YOI Polmont. The post holder will work as a prison-based Social Worker, undertaking statutory social work tasks within a custodial setting to deliver services to the people in custody as per the vision, values, legislation, policies, and procedures for Justice Services in Falkirk. The post holder will report to the Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager in the Social Work Unit at HMP & YOI Polmont.

A Social Work Diploma and/or a Social Work degree is essential. Experience of statutory social work in either the community or a secondary setting is desirable. Ideally, you will have experience as a Social Worker within Justice Services. Please refer to the job profile for further details, noting there are both male and female prisoner groups in custody at HMP & YOI Polmont.

Please specify any dates you are unable to attend for interview on your application form.

The post is offered on a permanent full time (37 hours) basis. You may be required to undertake work out with normal office hours but within contracted weekly hours.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ruth Berry or Lee Tait on 01324 711558 and select the options for ‘social work’ from the automated menu. If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership and SSSC Registration as a Social Worker.

Why you should consider Falkirk as the next step in your Social Work career.

Sara Lacey, Chief Social Work Officer shares details of exciting new developments for Falkirk Social Work Services

We have a dynamic and forward-thinking workforce, who are committed to make a positive difference for people accessing services and living in our communities. Trauma informed, relationships and strengths based social work sits at the heart of our practice.

We promote a culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work. This supports our mission to be recognised as a learning organisation promoting openness, creativity, and experimentation across the workforce.

We work hard to develop our staff and expose them to a wide range of opportunities. We encourage our workforce to acquire and share knowledge, information, and resources.

When it comes to taking care of our employees, we are proud to offer:

  • Supportive team structure
  • Time for reflective supervision
  • A culture where your voice matters and opportunities are available to shape how we work together as a team, service and across the Council and partnerships.
  • Bespoke training and a range of career development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave and mobile /flexible working supporting work life balance.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Local Government pension scheme and employee benefits and rewards scheme

If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Lee Tait, Team Manager, or Ruth Berry, Assistant Team Manager, HMP & YOI Polmont Social Work Unit.

Tel: 01324 711558 (main prison switchboard, select the options for ‘social work’ from the automated menu).

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