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Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
£26,301 - £29,957 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:  Marischal College

Duration:  Permanent, Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to as a Children's Practitioner within a Children and Family Team based in Marischal College

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality care by undertaking direct work with children and families, as directed by the consultant social worker, underpinned by a sound knowledge of child development using systemic approaches and interventions to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

HNC Childcare and Education or equivalent or,

HNC Social Care or,

BA Social Work or equivalent or,

A relevant diploma / degree qualification with experience of working with children and families

SSSC Registration if appropriate

PVG Scheme Membership


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

A committed to principles of Reclaiming Social Work

The ability to work with children and families in their homes and have experience of building relationships with children, young people and parents/carers

The ability to implement effective interventions with children and families

The ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills

Computer literacy and the skills necessary to work with information management systems and produce good quality data in a variety of formats.

The ability to thrive in a complex and demanding environment

The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work with children and families

The ability to actively support and promote Equal Opportunities

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"

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