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Criminal Justice Building Brockville Hope Street Falkirk, FK1 5RW
£40,783 - £44,140 per year
Contract Type:
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Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Description


In Falkirk we are proud and passionate about the work we do.

We are proud to have a workforce with values that promote human rights, social justice and professional integrity. We recognise the importance of diversity within our organisation that reflects the communities we serve.

We are looking for..

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for registered social workers to join our Justice Service in Falkirk as Advanced Practitioners. You will need to have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience working within a justice services social work setting. You will have significant experience of the case management of individuals subject to community-based orders and licences, be a proficient report writer with a proven ability to assess and manage risk. You must have a good knowledge of the legislation and guidance relating to justice services and be accredited in the use of all the current risk assessment tools.

Due to service redesign, applications are welcomed from experienced registered Social Workers who meet our Advanced Practitioner criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years post qualifying experience, accompanied by
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Qualification, or
  • Evidence of additional learning and development*, and
  • Management of Complex Cases

*commitment to undertake Post Graduate Qualification if successful

This is based on a Social Worker committed to practicing at a higher level of competence derived from the accumulation of experience, level of expertise (academic and developmental) and the ability to confidently engage with situations that present greater risk and complexity. Supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills is also key to this role.

If selected for interview you will be asked to present evidence against the advanced practitioner criteria to support your application.

Why you should consider Falkirk as the next step in your Social Work career.

Sara Lacey, Chief Social Work Officer shares details of exciting new developments for Falkirk Social Work Services

We have a dynamic and forward-thinking workforce, who are committed to make a positive difference for people accessing services and living in our communities. Trauma informed, relationships and strengths based social work sits at the heart of our practice.

We promote a culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work. This supports our mission to be recognised as a learning organisation promoting openness, creativity, and experimentation across the workforce.

We work hard to develop our staff and expose them to a wide range of opportunities. We encourage our workforce to acquire and share knowledge, information, and resources.

When it comes to taking care of our employees, we are proud to offer:

  • Supportive team structure
  • Time for reflective supervision
  • A culture where your voice matters and opportunities are available to shape how we work together as a team, service and across the Council and partnerships.
  • Bespoke training and a range of career development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave and mobile /flexible working supporting work life balance.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Local Government pension scheme and employee benefits and rewards scheme

If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.

If you would like more information please contact:

For the Court & Early Intervention Team - Jacqueline Brown, Team Manager. For the Assessment & Case Management Team – David Timpany, Team Manager, Tel: 01324 506464 (main office number)

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