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  • Ref no: DEE02974
  • Published: 13/9/19
  • Closes: 27/9/19
  • Location: Seymour House, 274 Clepington Road, DD3 8DY
  • Rate: £20.01
  • Contract Type: Casual/Relief
  • Position Type: Casual/Relief

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

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, you will undertake rostered duties out with normal working hours (including weekends, evenings, public holidays and night working).

Please note, a 25% enhancement applies when covering a full night shift.

When work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation on the Children and Families Service to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work.


You will have a social work degree, CQSW, Dip SW, CSS (with appropriate option) and have undertaken 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 be confident, calm and able to work under pressure. You must have leadership skills, be able to manage conflict and be independent in decision making.

You must be able to work flexibly/at short notice and willing to undertake additional training.

Working hours will include weekends, evenings, public holidays and night working.

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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