VACANCY: Restorative Justice Flying Squad

Thriving Survivors Restorative Justice Sexual Harm Training Programme.


Background

Thriving Survivors are leading the way in the development of the National Hub for Restorative Justice in cases of Sexual Harm and we are collaborating with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) and Community Justice Scotland (CJS) on the development of a specialist training programme that will sit within the hub. The National Hub will initially offer survivors of sexual harms safe and supported access to RJ services, no matter where they are located in Scotland. Facilitators within this service will be trained not just in RJ but in the relevant case-specific additional skills required to support cases that are sensitive and complex.


Job Description

Thriving Survivors are looking for seven facilitators to join our team as members of our Restorative Justice flying squad. This will be a self-employed role after the volunteer training program. As a Restorative Justice (RJ) Facilitator, you will be working with victims and perpetrators of crime with the aim of repairing the harm caused and finding a way forward for both parties. This could be through a face-to-face meeting between the parties or through indirect means. You will help generate referrals by building relationships with external stakeholders, risk assess potential cases and fully prepare both parties before any intervention takes place and work with a range of partners including the Criminal Justice Scotland, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service and Victim Support Scotland.


Responsibilities

• Seek information from partner agencies to inform risk assessments.

• Engage with key agency partners as appropriate during the RJ process.

• Effectively and thoroughly prepare all parties involved for participation in any restorative intervention.

• Manage conference process including arranging a neutral, risk-assessed venue, and arranging supporters for participants as appropriate.

• Deliver all restorative interventions (direct and indirect) in line with best practice guidelines and Scottish Government Codes of Practice.

• Provide post-conference support for Victim and Offender including signposting as appropriate.

• Record all contacts with participants and partner agencies in a timely and effective manner in line with Information Sharing policies.


Knowledge and Experience

• Previous experience of working within a statutory, voluntary, community, private social care or customer service environment dealing with members of the public, successfully managing conflict, and difficult and sensitive situations.

• Demonstrable ability to influence people, whilst remaining professional and impartial.

• Experience of working with victims and of working in a fast-paced environment, adhering to deadlines and delivering results through effective planning and organisation of own workload, demonstrating the ability to prioritise and manage demands, even under pressure.

• Demonstrate the ability to respond to change in the working environment by showing a willingness to adapt and be flexible in changing circumstances, seeking advice from others when change occurs and maintaining work standards as circumstances change.

• Appreciation of the importance of confidentiality and safe working practice.

• Ability to demonstrate level of awareness of equality and diversity issues appropriate to this role.

• Significant experience of delivering and coordinating Restorative approaches across multi organisations and client groups including victims and offenders would be desirable. What is expected

• Commitment to the values and operational model of Thriving Survivors.

• Flexibility regarding working hours (this may include weekends and evenings).

• Commitment to be available to work with Thriving Survivors when called upon for at least 24 months.

• You must be willing to travel within Glasgow and Edinburgh and be available to travel nationwide if required.

• Attend and contribute to meetings as required.

• You must agree before training begins that you will be in attendance for all training sessions.

• You will be expected to complete all levels of training

• You will be expected to be involved in all aspects of team building. • You will become a member of the Thriving Survivors Restorative Justice Flying Squad. Thriving Survivors is offering

• Four levels of training from foundational to specialist.

• Involvement in RJ casework

• The opportunity to be at the forefront of change for Restorative Justice in Scotland.

• Regular facilitator forums

• One–to–one supervision

• Experience of working for a national charity

• Mentoring from specialist trainers for two years


Training and dates

All training dates have mandatory attendance.




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