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Ref no:
PKC07162
Published:
18/2/2021
Closes:
4/3/2021
Location:
Blairgowrie Social Work Office, 2 Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie, PH10 7AB
Salary:
£15,383.00 - £17,047.00 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
21 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Social Work Assistant, North Locality - PKC07162
£15,383 - £17,047 (21 hours/week)
Blairgowrie Social Work Office, Jessie Street, Blairgowrie

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the North Locality Social Work Team for a part time Social Work Assistant (21 hours). This post will be based in Blairgowrie and the successful candidate will work with adults requiring a Social Work Service across the North Perthshire area.

You will work with a range of partner agencies and services in various settings to support service users.  In this role, duties include: carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, the negotiation of flexible packages of care, and the monitoring and reviewing of individual care packages.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly dedicated social work team, with excellent training, supervision and development opportunities provided. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme.

You must have experience of assessment of Social and Personal Care needs and be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values.

You must be qualified to Level 3 in Social Care.

The Individual

We are looking for a Social Work Assistant who is highly motivated and able to work in a flexible manner.  You will be required to manage a busy caseload autonomously whilst dealing with many competing demands.

You will be required to demonstrate excellent verbal, written and IT skills. 

You must have experience of completing outcome focussed assessments and reviews in relation to social and personal care needs for individuals and their carers within Eligibility Criteria and Operational Guidelines.

It is essential that you are able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values and have an understanding of Adult Support and Protection procedures.

Applicants must be qualified to Level 3 in Social Care.

You must have a driving licence and access to a car for work.                       

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy please contact Shirley Douglas, Team Leader on 01250 871910.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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