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Paisley Sheriff Court, 10 St. James Street., PA3 2HW
£38,069 - £41,755 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our professionally challenging and rewarding criminal justice teams. You will have personal qualities, professional skills and knowledge which will be applied and tested in all aspects of service delivery within a court and Drug Treatment and Testing Order Team. The main duties of the post will include: providing the full range of social work tasks associated with the provision of information and advice to courts, and the assessment and supervision of service users subject to Drug Treatment and testing Orders. This includes: providing verbal and written reports to court in relation to bail, standdown reports, and short timescale Criminal Justice Social Work Reports. Interviewing service users following remand, custodial sentence or a community disposal, representing Renfrewshire Childrens services within the court setting and liaising effectively with all relevant statutory and voluntary agencies. You will assess and supervise service users subject to Drug Treatment and Testing Orders in conjunction with health colleagues, monitoring compliance and initiating breach proceedings, in line with legislative requirements. You must have a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with the SSSC. It is essential that you have experience in criminal justice social work together with the ability to work under pressure and produce verbal reports in court when called upon by the sentencer; good interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to work on own initiative. Competence in risk assessment tools such as LSCMI is also desirable. A flexible approach to working evenings, occasional Saturdays and Public Holidays when the court is open is also essential. Experience of multi-agency working, liaison with a range of agencies, and of social work within a substance misuse setting is also desirable. Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the service’s commitment to continuous improvement. As this post involves access to ViSOR IT information system and/or involvement in MAPPA cases, preferred candidates will be required to undergo Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) at Level 2. If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit
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