Social Care

Justice Social Worker

Job description

As a Justice Social Worker, you will play a crucial role in assessing the needs of individuals involved in the criminal justice system, developing intervention plans, and providing ongoing support to facilitate their rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals referred from the criminal justice system, including offenders, ex-offenders, and their families, to identify their social, emotional, and practical needs.
  • Developing and implementing individualised intervention plans tailored to address the specific risks and needs of each client, in collaboration with multi-agency partners and stakeholders.
  • Providing direct support and counselling to individuals to address issues such as substance abuse, mental health challenges, housing instability, employment, education, and family relationships.
  • Advocating on behalf of clients to access appropriate services and resources, including housing support, financial assistance, healthcare, and community-based programs.
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of clients regularly, adjusting intervention plans as necessary to ensure they are achieving their goals and making positive changes in their lives.
  • Working collaboratively with probation officers, police, courts, prisons, and other agencies involved in the criminal justice system to coordinate services and facilitate seamless transitions for clients.
  • Adhering to professional standards, ethical guidelines, and legal regulations governing social work practice, maintaining confidentiality and safeguarding the rights and dignity of clients at all times.


  • Qualified Social Worker registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
  • Previous experience working in a social work role within the criminal justice system is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures related to criminal justice and social services in Scotland.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to the SSSC Code of Practice.
  • Enhanced DBS, dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK criminal justice giving you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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