SLA03517 - Team Leader

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Ref no: SLA03517
Closes: Sunday, 26th November 2017
Published: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Location: Emergency Social Work Services, Pollock Avenue, Hamilton
Rate: £21.78 - £23.12 per hour
Hours: 17.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: South Lanarkshire
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Description

Social Work Resources
Location: Emergency Social Work Services, Pollock Avenue, Hamilton, ML3 9SZ
Shift Pattern: 3 week rota. Each week comprising of 17.5 hours.

Working days are-

Wk 1- Thursday- 16.30 to 01.45, Friday 16.00 to 01.45

Wk 2- Saturday and Sunday- 16.30 to 01.45

Wk 3- Saturday and Sunday 07.45 to 17.00
South Lanarkshire Council has delivered its own Emergency Social Work Service since 31 March 2009. This service operates out with office hours and during Public Holidays.

The hours are currently worked over a 3 weeks rota, with 1 week-end off in 3. There is also an ‘On Call’ requirement with this post.

Applications are invited from experienced workers who have completed appropriate training – e.g. Child Protection, JIIT, Adult Protection, and Appropriate Adult – and who are confident and experienced in the use of SWiSplus. Candidates must be able to demonstrate good leadership, risk assessment, decision making, and team building skills. They must also have a commitment to quality assurance.

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated leader, with a flexible approach to service delivery, to extend and develop his/her knowledge and experience across all client groups.

All applicants must be registered with Scottish Social Services Council and hold a Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent.

For further information on any of the above please contact Paul Meechan, Service Manager on 01698 897772.





Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2017.

Interview Date: TBC.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Applications online
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 


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