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Seymour House, 274 Clepington Road, DD3 8DY
£17.76 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 Children and Families Service to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work.


You will have a Diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS (with appropriate option) and undertaken some post qualifying training in Child Protection.


You will contribute to the Out of Hours Social Work service by undertaking rostered duties. You will assist the Duty Co-Ordinator in receiving, assessing and responding to all calls for an Out of Hours Social Work service for Dundee City and Angus Council.

The Individual

You will have post qualifying experience in Child Protection, experience of assessing and responding to child protection concerns in the social work role, collaborative working and knowledge of relevant legislation.

You will also have good assessment skills, confidence in your Social Work role, along with good written and oral communication, crisis management and negotiating skills. You will be motivated, enthusiastic and team orientated.

You will be willing to undertake additional training. You will be able to be away from home for long hours, to work flexibly and at short notice, and to travel independently across Dundee City and Angus areas outwith normal hours. A driving licence is essential.

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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