Social Worker

Favourite Dundee City Council
Ref no: DEE01728
Closes: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Published: Friday, 7th July 2017
Location: Dudhope Castle, Barrack Road
Salary: £30,849 - £35,846 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

We have three vacancies based within West Locality Teams:- 1 x permanent, full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 1 x permanent, part time, 18.5 hours per week - pattern to be negotiated 1 x temporary for one year, full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday We also have one vacancy based with East Locality Team:- 1 x permanent, full time, 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday Please indicate in your application which post(s) you are interested in.

Requirements

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

Responsibilities

You will provide an effective high quality social work service to children and families. You will assist children and families to live safely in the community and so prevent reception into care. You will work with children in care towards rehabilitation with their families of origin or towards permanent placement with substitute families.

The Individual

You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of child care and protection practice and legislation be committed to multi-agency working and bring a positive attitude to your work. You will have experience of working with children and families and understand the needs of children who are ‘looked after’. You must be able to communicate effectively with children, involving families and carers in decision making processes. You will have the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments within given timescales. You will be able to work beyond normal hours when needs of children and families require this. You must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timeframe This post is considered regulated work with adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate 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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