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Social Worker

Location Portadown, County Armagh
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published 4 months ago
Start Date Asap
Contact Helen McNamara
Job Ref CHS1612_1494334487

Job Description

Temporary Social Worker required for a local government organisation based in Portadown.

Pay rate: 0-12 weeks £9.10p/h

13+ weeks £15.24p/h

Key Duties / Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for management of individual offenders in the community and in prison; seeking to reintegrate offenders into the community through effective assessment and supervision, thereby reducing re offending and contributing to public protection.
  • Carry out detailed assessments of offenders (using appropriate assessment tools) including risk assessment in support of pre-sentence reports, pre and post release reports in prisons and the reassessment of existing clients.
  • Manage a caseload of offenders in the community. Supervise those placed on probation or subject to licence.
  • Working with and delivering services to the complete range of offenders and to all sections of the community and individuals within various social groups.
  • Contribute to the delivery of high quality researched based programmes. Services may be delivered on a one-to-one basis or through group programmes and activities as appropriate.

Essential Requirement

  • Probation officers are required to hold a professional qualification in social work and have professional registration in line with the requirements of the NI Social Care Council (NISCC).
  • Preferably experience of working directly with offenders.

General Requirement

  • It is essential to have a driving licence and use of a car although consideration will be given to reasonable adjustment in respect of disability.

Successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Access NI Check at a cost of £33.00

A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

**PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING FOR THIS POSITION IS FRIDAY 12TH MAY AT 5PM**

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