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  • Ref no: EAY04209
  • Published: 5/7/19
  • Closes: 26/7/19
  • Location: Cumnock Area Centre, 1 Greenholm Road, Cumnock, KA18 1LH
  • Salary: £33,306.00 - £36,418.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated Social Workers to join our highly committed and experienced Children & Families Locality team. As a Social Worker within locality services you will be responsible for the assessment, care planning and intervention for children and their families who are in need of support through difficult times. This would include working with children and young people who may require additional support and planning through Child Protection, Permanence, statutory& non-statutory arrangements, Kinship and additional needs. You would be working within local and national frameworks/policies that would encompass the principles of Getting it Right For Every Child, developing unique and creative interventions in partnership with our local multi-agency colleagues to create improved outcomes for the most vulnerable children of East Ayrshire.

You should have a relevant Social Work Qualification and have experience of working with children.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and are looking for more information please contact Alan Paterson (Service Manager) on 01290 427826 .

Job Purpose

Protect and promote the welfare and wellbeing of Children, Adults at Risk and Communities through the exercise of Statutory Powers to address complex issues. This is done through the assessment of need, the formulation and implementation of care plans, in conjunction with other external agencies and partner organisations In order to assist with the promotion, delivery and integration of the key objectives in relation to those identified within the Health & Social Care Partnership Plan and the Community Plan.


The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council.
Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Additional Information

These are permanent full time posts within Children's Health Care, Locality Services, the posts will be based at Rothesay House, Cumnock.

Salary £33,306 - £336418 plus 5% Marker Forces Premium

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