Co-ordinator, Out of Hours Service (Casual)

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Ref no: DEE02083
Closes: Friday, 23rd March 2018
Published: Friday, 9th March 2018
Location: Seymour House, 274 Clepington Road
Rate: £18.77 per hour
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Child Care

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 outwith normal working hours (including weekends, evenings, public holidays and night working). Please note, a 25% enhancement applies when covering a full night shift.


You will have a Diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS (with appropriate option) and have undertaken some 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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