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Social Work Offices Falkirk Community Hospital Westburn Ave Falkirk Council, FK1 5QE
£43,252 - £46,802 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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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.

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified social worker to join our Home First Team (Hospital Assessment and Care Management Social Work) in Falkirk. We encourage applications from practitioners who have experience working in a busy and dynamic hospital discharge team working with adults across all Forth Valley hospital sites and intermediate care settings. You will have knowledge and experience of assessment and care planning in hospital discharges and statutory legislation and guidance relating to adult services social work, together with an ability to manage complex casework and to confidently assess and manage risk.

Applications are welcomed from experienced qualified Social Workers who meet our Advanced Practitioner criteria. This is based on a Social Worker who is 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.

You should hold a relevant post qualifying award at SCQF level 10 or 11. See SCQF for details of qualification levels and if qualifications were obtained out with Scotland

You should be qualified for a minimum of three years, have experience of chairing meetings and a proven track record of supporting team practice development in a number of ways, such as mentoring, facilitating student placements, groups or communities of practice.

We welcome your application for the Advanced Practitioner/Social Worker position. If selected for interview you will be asked to present evidence against the criteria that supports your application.

We have a dynamic and forward-thinking workforce, who are committed to making 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 workforce 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. We nurture innovation, including service co-design that’s shaped by lived experiences and we provide freedom to try new things, to risk failure and to learn from both mistakes and promising and good practice.

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

You will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.

For more information please contact (Home First Manager) or (Team Manager, Central Locality)

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