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Ref no:
EAL05805
Published:
9/7/2021
Closes:
25/7/2021
Location:
East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF
Salary:
£32,410 - £36,516 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per year

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Permanent full time post
Days and hours of work:
35 hours per week
Monday - Friday
To start ASAP

Social Workers in the Care Home Assessment and Review team have a combined role in assessing people in hospital who may require care home placements, and for monitoring the quality of care within care homes.  Social workers hold a mixed caseload of people in hospital and reviews for residents of care homes, and in addition act as link workers for the various care homes across the county.  

The role is varied and ranges from supporting individuals through transitions such as moving to a care home, to being involved with investigations where provision of services falls short of the standards required. 

The successful candidate should be able to communicate and empathise with people who may be in crisis, and have an understanding of the challenges for older people and their families who need social work and service provision.  

Job Details

To provide an effective service to service users and their families/carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Education/Qualifications
Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration

Driving Licence
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG/Disclosure Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:  www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/contact-us.

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.

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