Social Care Officer

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Ref no: DEE01894
Closes: Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Published: Monday, 23rd October 2017
Location: Dundee City Council – Various Locations in Dundee
Salary: £19,562 - £23,981 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Child Care

Job Description

Based at either The Junction, Drummond House or Millview Cottage Young Peoples Units, which offer residential support to looked after young people, you will work full time, 37 hours per week on a rolling 10 week rota. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to complete an online behavioural questionnaire. This questionnaire measures how you would think or behave in the job role and your profile results will be matched against pre-determined criteria established for the job role. The link will be sent to you following the closing date with a deadline for submission.


You will have 3 National 4s, or equivalent, and the ability to undertake relevant HNC and SVQ3 and any other relevant qualification which provides evidence of academic achievement equivalent to, or above, SCQF Level 7.


You will assist in the creation and maintenance of a high quality care environment in which children and young people are offered safety and security to grow, to help children and young people to make use of services and information as appropriate to their full advantage and to assist in the promotion of effective communication by and with children and young people to this end.

The Individual

We require people who are motivated and who want to make a difference to the lives of young people accommodated by Dundee City Council. You will have experience and understanding of working collaboratively with children and young people and their families and carers. You require an understanding of young people’s needs, the issues affecting them as individuals and the issues affecting them in a group living setting. On a daily basis you need to facilitate their care plans and offer them the necessary support and encouragement to help them reach their potential. You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience of working effectively in a team. You will be able to undertake CALM and moving and handling procedures, be self reliant, motivated and committed to high standards of care for children and young people. You must be able to work shifts, including sleeping in shifts as per rota and up to 31 weekends per annum. You will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timescale. 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.