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Ref no:
PKC09406
Published:
20/9/2022
Closes:
4/10/2022
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£38,310 - £40,900 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Social Worker, Perth PKC09406
£38,310 - £40,900 
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
Are social care values and principles at the core of your practice? 
Are you committed to promoting social justice and upholding human rights? 
We are looking to appoint a qualified Social Worker to undertake Adult Social Work within the Access Team, covering the whole of Perth & Kinross.  
You will be part of a diverse team covering the full range of statutory duties across adult services working as part of the wider Health and Social Care Partnership. Interesting and diverse practice opportunities for front line staff are provided through short complex casework across all adult client groups within the Access team. The successful applicant will assist in supporting people within the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks including carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, negotiating flexible packages of care, promoting Self Directed Support, attending meetings and working closely with our colleagues in Housing, Locality Teams, Care providers, Commissioning and Health. Responsibilities will also include statutory work under the Adult Support and Protection Act, delivering a duty service completing direct access to care applications and welfare checks. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly innovative team, the work is fast paced and varies each day with excellent training and supervision provided. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive and proactive team that are committed to peer learning and inclusion. We are dedicated to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and continuing professional development. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme. Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership have a commitment to developing preventative and non-statutory intervention through developments such as the Perth and Kinross Offer. We have invested time and resources into this approach including developing social pedagogy and systemic practice.  

The Individual

You will be a reliable, honest, dedicated and trustworthy individual with the ability to motivate and engage others. You will have the ability and commitment to act ethically and will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You must have a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS and or relevant Social Work Qualification. You will have a current registration with SSSC and be eligible to register with PVG scheme. You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross. This post may be suitable for candidates who have recently completed their Social Work Degree but have not yet graduated. In this circumstance, a Social Work Assistant contract will be offered until you receive your qualifying certificate and are eligible to register with the SSSC as a Social Worker. 
For further information regarding this position, please contact Pamela Ritchie, Team Leader on 01738 475492. 
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current 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.
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.
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.
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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