SCOTT SMITH, LEARNING DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION LEAD

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Phone: 0300 244 8420

SCOTT’S ROLE

Scott is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. Scott focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. He has a particular interest in homelessness, communication and third sector engagement in community justice processes.

BACKGROUND

Scott comes to Community Justice Scotland having spent a decade working in the third-sector in a leading residential schooling provision for young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs. This covered a wide variety of roles, including both teaching and pastoral positions. Through assessing, planning, and reflecting with social workers and mental health professionals in this environment, Scott embraces the value and necessity of shared collaborative working in improving lives.

Scott brings extensive practitioner insight about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the therapeutic value of both strengths based and restorative interventions in promoting resilience. He is passionate about Trauma Informed Practice, believing particularly in the promotion of honest and safe reflection for both front line workers and managers in embodying this throughout their agencies.

As a fully qualified and registered teacher, Scott has also taught Mathematics in mainstream secondary schools, and supports a more active approach to learning. He appreciates the distinct values, talents, knowledge and perspectives of learning participants in enriching one others experiential learning.

Alongside his position with Community Justice Scotland, Scott continues front line practice in a sessional capacity in a Children and Families environment.

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