Social Worker - Children and Families

Favourite Orkney Islands Council
Ref no: ORK02354
Closes: Sunday, 25th March 2018
Published: Tuesday, 20th March 2018
Location: Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney
Salary: £32,301 - £34,783 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Orkney Islands Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work


Children & Families Services

Social Worker

35 hours per week
Qualified: £34,395 - £36,877 (includes Distant Islands Allowance)
Non-Qualified (for up to 3 months): £27,233 - £29,960

We are looking to appoint a Social Worker to join our well established Children and Families Team.

You will be part of a small team covering the full range of statutory duties. You will be expected to undertake standby duty on a rota basis. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive team.

Orkney Health and Care have a commitment to developing preventative and non-statutory intervention. We have invested time and finances into this approach including developing social pedagogy and systemic practice.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and continuing professional development.

You will hold a relevant qualification – DipSW or equivalent and registration with SSSC or be due to qualify within 3 months of appointment.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

Applications will be welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified workers. If you are interested and would like to know more, then please ring Peter McAndrew, Senior Practitioner, Children and Families Team, Tel: 01856 873535.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 March 2018

Please note that interview and resettlement expenses will be paid for this post.

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