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  • Ref no: ABC06680
  • Published: 31/7/2020
  • Closes: 13/8/2020
  • Location: Various Locations in Aberdeen
  • Salary: £34,189.00 - £39,057.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

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:  Various across Aberdeen

Duration:  Permanent, Fixed Term & Maternity Cover, Full Time & Part Time

We have 26.5 vacancies across Children's Social Work.  These posts are situated within a range of teams with varied and interesting remits.

Job Purpose:  

To fulfil the role of social worker within a team with the remit to respond to the needs of children, young people, their families and carers within a statutory framework and in accordance with local and national policy and legislative context. To be accountable for work undertaken which includes assessing need, planning and delivering focused interventions to safeguard children and developing plans to promote positive outcomes


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

BA Social Work qualification or equivalent DipSW, CQSW

SSSC Registration

PVG membership for regulated work with children and protected adults or the willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made








The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

A Commitment to and alignment with the practice values inherent in coherent, evidenced based social work that embraces the principles of taking a relational non-judgemental approach

The ability to assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework

The ability to assess needs, formulate and implement effective social work interventions

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

The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and build rapport with a range of individuals including children and families and other professionals

The ability to negotiate effectively to reach a resolution and successfully implementing change

The ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner

The ability to use information management systems to maintain accurate management information and high-quality data

Ability to analyse and evaluate complex information to produce high quality concise reports to inform quality casework and business decisions

The ability to provide social work interventions to children and families and present concise reports about complex information as required to internal, external audiences including presenting in Court

Ability to use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice


The Individual

Please see the attached Job Profile for further details

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