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Seymour House, 274 Clepington Road, DD3 8DY
£20.61 per hour
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Job Description

The Dundee and Angus Out of Hours Service is responsible for responding to requests in relation to the whole spectrum of Social Work Service including services for children and vulnerable adults who are in need or at risk of harm. The team also has a key role in the implementation of any civil emergency procedures and is the first point of contact for all Social Work business outwith normal office hours.

Based at Seymour House, 274 Clepington Road, Dundee you will undertake rostered duties outwith normal working hours (including weekends, evenings, public holidays and night working).

When work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation on the (Department) to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work.


You will have a Degree in Social Work, CQSW, Dip Social Work, CSS (with appropriate option); and post-qualifying training in Child Protection


You will contribute to the Out of Hours Social Work service by undertaking rostered duties during which time the Co-ordinator will assume responsibility for receiving referrals and taking appropriate action on all calls relating to the need for a Social Work service.

The Individual

You will have post-qualifying experience in Child Care and Child Protection with a knowledge of relevant legislation.

You will be able to make independent decisions, have excellent and verbal communication skills and possess crisis management and negotiating skills.

You will have the ability to assess and manage risk and be able to prioritise. You must be able to work at nights, weekends and public holidays, flexibly and at short notice. You should have a willingness to undertake additional training.

You will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within specified timescales.

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

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