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Ref no:
MOR07384
Published:
25/8/2022
Closes:
6/1/2023
Location:
Buckie Access Point, 13 Cluny Square, Buckie, Banffshire, Moray, AB56 1AJ
Salary:
£39,321.10 - £43,128.80 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
Hours:
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit social workers who have a shared vision in fulfilling the Promise through our direct relationships with children, young people and families.  We are a very supportive Team who work hard to improve social work practice and inform policy and commissioning directly from our experiences of working with families.

We welcome applications from qualified social workers who share our commitment to our social work Codes of Practice and want to join us in raising the standard of how we actively support and help families to realise positive change in their lives.

We have an experienced management Team who are also committed to providing excellent supervision that supports you in your day to day work considering risk and need and planning proportionately to meet agreed outcomes.   We provide support to Newly Qualified Social Workers with a reduced and protected case load offering a range of learning opportunities in the first year in the field. 

If you are considering re-location, Moray is a diverse and beautiful area to live that provides an excellent opportunity to create a positive work and life balance; with sea, mountains and countryside to explore and access to outdoor activities and leisure pursuits to help you unwind.

We have a range of posts and are willing to consider part time, continued service and also have a flexible working policy all of which are open to consideration where this meets the Service needs.   If you wish to learn more about working in the East of Moray please get in contact for an informal chat.

Responsibilities

To partner with children, young people and their families to promote their well-being.

To further promote the wellbeing of children, young people and their families by working with other agencies, organisations and individuals.

To participate in the development, monitoring and evaluation of services for children, young people and their families.

Health & Safety at Work.

The Individual

Experience within child care/child protection setting or potential to adapt other relevant experience.

Understanding of Lead Professional role in a multi-agency environment.

A Degree / CQSW/ Diploma in Social Work and SSSC Registration.

Knowledge of, and ability to work effectively within, relevant child care legislation and practice.

Good assessment and report writing skills.

Good communication and mediation skills.

Good organisational skills.

Significant knowledge of the needs of children with disrupted lives.

Ability to challenge practice appropriately.

Ability to contribute to service development.

Ability to work effectively with Area Team Social Workers and other agency staff.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service.  Due to the rural nature of Moray, this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.

Effective communication skills; oral and written.

Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to service development.

Ability to deal with personal stress, and support carers in crisis.

Be reliable and consistent.

Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.

Willingness to accept direction/ delegation.

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Ability to work in an open plan office (if applicable).

Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.

 

Re-Advertisement of MOR07103 (posts 1 & 2)

 

Starting Salary: £39,321.10 (pro rata for part time post)

£20.86 per hour

Posts 1 & 2 - 36.25 hours per week

Post 3 - 29 hours per week

Work locations - Buckie Access Point & Keith Community Hub (location to be agreed with successful candidates)

Proposed Interview Date: TBA

For further information, contact Jean Massie – 01542 837236