Social Worker

Favourite Aberdeenshire Council
Ref no: ABS12337
Closes: Sunday, 14th January 2018
Published: Wednesday, 27th December 2017
Location: Central Buchan Office,Baird Road
Salary: £33,253 - £34,728 per year
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

You have a CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or CSS (in appropriate field) and have suitable experience working in a child care setting and of working with children and families.  As well as familiarity with Child Protection Practices you also have the ability to work purposefully under pressure and as a team member.

Your workload will include working with Children in Need, Child Protection, and work with Looked after Children and their families.  Supporting children with their family and in their community will be your main priority. 
Advancement to Senior Practitioner grade is dependent upon post qualifying training and experience, as part of career progression, and gives an opportunity to support staff with practice development. Please note that application for the Senior Practitioner Scheme is only possible where there is a Senior Practitioner vacancy within the team in which you are based.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check.  A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

It is Aberdeenshire Council’s procedure that applicants for vacancies of this nature require to attend an assessment centre as well as Interview.

Please note, assessment centres and interviews are carried out on different dates. The assessment centre is planned for Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and interviews will take place on Monday 5th February 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact Katherine Irvine Tel: 01467 535413.