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Various Locations in Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£26,821 - £30,553 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

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:  Spring Garden, Town House

Duration:  Permanent, Full Time

Justice Social Work is a busy service delivered by nine teams across three sites (Pre-Disposal, 3 x Community Payback Order, Unpaid Work, Throughcare, Caledonian, Women’s Services and Support Work). We are committed to the principles of early intervention and prevention; relationship-based practice; practical assistance where possible and tenacious outreach when necessary. We work with individuals who have committed offences at all levels of risk and need. This includes those who have committed offences of a sexual, domestic abuse and/or violent nature with whom work can be complex and challenging. While supervision and training is provided it is acknowledged that this type of work is not for everyone, and may be traumatising for some, so we would ask that you think carefully or seek further information before registering interest. 


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Ordinary/ Standard Grade English or equivalent

Registration with SSSC where applicable and/or willingness to attain within a specified timescale

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG)


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to work in partnership with stakeholders; wide range of professionals, service users and carers

Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary

The ability to support people who may present with a range of challenging behaviours

Ability to work independently and contribute to working as a team

Ability to manage conflicting demands, priorities and deadlines

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with service users, their families and other stakeholders

Good practice; recognising support needs, promoting dignity, respect, independent living and exhibit unconditional positive regard

Advocate on behalf of service users by ensuring that their views are taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected

The ability to produce high quality written reports

The ability to operate as a member of a Team

The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance reviews and development and in development team plans

Ability to meet deadlines

Good ICT skills

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details


Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at