Social Worker

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Ref no: MID02185
Closes: Friday, 9th March 2018
Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Location: Midlothian Children's Services, 7 Eskdaill Court, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Salary: £32,253.50 - £35,259.07 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Midlothian Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Vacancy



A vacancy has arisen for a permanent Social Worker in one of our 12+ Practime Teams. We are looking for someone who can provide a high quality social work service to children; young people and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.  Be accountable for work undertaken with children and families, which includes assessing needs; assessing risk; planning and delivering outcome focused interventions to safeguard children and young people.

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  • BA Social Work qualification or equivalent DipSW, CQSW and SSSC registration.

The job holder also needs to be able to demonstrate an understanding or experience of:

  • Legal frameworks and the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities relevant to the service area;
  • National and local practice, policy, procedure and legislation relevant to the post;
  • Have knowledge and understanding of a range of systemic interventions and methodologies such as attachment, child development, systemic support, relationship-based approach, motivational interviewing techniques and the impact of trauma.


  • Post-qualifying experience working with children and families;
  • Child Welfare and Protection Certificate, or demonstrate a commitment to work towards it;
  • Joint Investigative Interview Certificate, or demonstrate a commitment to work towards it.

 A working knowledge of motivational interviewing techniques.


Job Advert

Position Title: Social Worker                     

Position Number: DAE208

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy                

Location: Midlothian Children and Families Centre                           

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36 Hours

Working Pattern: Mon – Friday               

Weeks per year: 52 Weeks

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £32,253.50 per annum.

CLOSING DATE 9 March 2018

INTERVIEW DATE 23 March 2018


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children  And Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and protected Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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