Senior Social Worker - Children & Families

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Ref no: SIC02359
Closes: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Published: Monday, 12th February 2018
Location: Hayfield House, Hayfield Lane, Lerwick
Salary: £38,332.49 - £40,012.16 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Shetland Islands Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

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The purpose of the job is to provide a professional social work service as part of an operational team, based in Children & Families Social Work.

In accordance with the Scottish Social Services Council; all Social Work Services Workers must adhere to the following Codes of Practice:

  • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers;
  • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers;
  • Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm;
  • Respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people;
  • Uphold public trust and confidence in social work services; and
  • Be accountable for their practice and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills.

A relocation package does apply to this post

We will pay interview expenses from within the UK

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is L
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,094 per annum
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week, 52.18 weeks per year
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date
  • You must have a full driving licence and/or the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • Not suitable for Job Share
  • Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Hayfield House, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Martha Nicolson, Executive Manager, on 01595 744402 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.


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