Residential Social Worker - Dismas House

Ormeau Road, Belfast
Part-time / Full-time: 
40 hours per week. Contract Status: Continuous, subject to funding.
Grade 5 Scale £21,618
Job Description: 

Social Workers are responsible for forming professional relationships with people, assisting them to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems. You will be responsible for liaising with service users as well as working in partnership with other organisations, including the police, local authority departments, statutory social services and the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

2.0 Specific To Post
This post specifically involves risk managing and supporting people with complex needs who have been convicted of a variety of criminal offences and who have been assessed under statutory definitions as being of medium to high risk of reoffending. In addition to a risk management focus the post involves working intensively with people with mental health and physical health problems, addiction issues and learning disability. The post involves working in partnership with service users within the residential environment to reduce their risk of reoffending and work towards successful resettlement to independent accommodation in the community. The post includes a wide range of practical assistance, social work intervention, advocacy and liaison with both statutory and voluntary agencies and the ability to assess, manage and work effectively with risk.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 12:00pm
Application Form Notes: 
Please note, ALL sections of the application forms (Parts A – F) must be completed and returned in order for Parts A and B of your application to go forward for shortlisting (please do not amalgamate the separate sections of the form). Please return your completed application form to This position is subject to an Enhanced Access NI check. Copies of the relevant policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders as well as the Access NI Code of Practice are available on request. Please note that having a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with EXTERN.
Extern in Northern Ireland
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