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Annan Town Hall,High Street, DG12 6AQ
£25,641 - £27,591 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Social Work Assistant (Fixed Term) (13/722F)
East Region Team 
£25,641 - £27,591

This post provides an opportunity to work with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings.  You will be part of a busy team based in the east region.  You will also work directly with service users and with workers in other agencies.  You will be required to work 36 hours per week.  This post is fixed term for up to 1 year.  This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

Work within the Children and Families Team centres around supporting children and their families.  Work also includes the assessment of referrals received into the team including child protection referrals. A key role will be assisting social workers with the assessment process, accompanying them on visits and providing support to colleagues and to families.

You must have direct experience of working with children and young people and be able to form effective relationships with children and their families.   Good problem solving skills and the ability to undertake assessments and keep accurate records are essential.  Knowledge of existing Council Information systems (Frameworki) would be an advantage.  You will be energetic and flexible, able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and able to use your initiative and experience (ideally in a related work-setting) to help provide an effective service.  You must have Standard Grade English (Grade 3 or above) or equivalent.

Induction training will be provided and there will be regular support, supervision and team meetings. 

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.  

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

Informal enquiries to: Alison Penman on 01461 207002.

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