Job Description

LOCATION: West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF
SALARY: £28,136 – £30,689 per year
HOURS: 36 hours per week


36 hours per week, fixed term for one year

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 12 July 2022.  West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT) as a DASAT Children and Young Person’s worker for a fixed term 1 year.

DASAT is an integrated team of workers who plan, co-ordinate and monitor services for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. This multi-disciplinary team works across sectors (COPFS, Children and Families, Police, Education, Health, Justice services and third sector partners) to support adults and children who experience domestic abuse and or sexual violence.

You will have previous experience of working with children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced abuse and trauma including domestic abuse and or sexual violence and understand the complexities of all forms of trauma and its many impacts.

You will work from a trauma informed perspective, understanding the needs and rights of children and young people, while providing support and co-ordination for children and young people affected by abuse and trauma, on a 1-1 basis or within a structured group setting.

You will have the ability to work as part of a diverse team and in partnership with other services in order to promote the best interests of children and young people.

You will have a good understanding of, and work from, a feminist analysis of violence against women.

You will have excellent I.T. and communication skills.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the West Lothian Council

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