Campus Based Social Worker

Favourite Stirling Council
Ref no: STR02415
Closes: Friday, 26th January 2018
Published: Thursday, 11th January 2018
Location: Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Raploch, Stirling
Salary: £31,371 - £33,288 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Stirling Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced professional with strong organisational, communications and negotiating skills, able to model excellent leadership as a key part of our new and innovate campus based Social Work service in Stirling. Based in a community campus setting, this role offers an exciting opportunity to develop and build collaborative practices supporting children and families in need, working closely with partners and colleagues across the Council as well as in Health, the Police and elsewhere. The post is funded via the use of time limited Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) monies and as such is advertised on a temporary basis for 18 months in the first instance. As the first line of contact for this new service, the Campus Based Social Worker will be expected to provide a responsive, school based Social Work service reflecting high standards of practice undertaken in accordance with legislation and guidance, following Council policy and procedure and within agreed budgets. The Campus Based Social Worker will therefore be expected to deliver sound operational leadership and direction as part of a multi-agency team of staff in their efforts to address local need and risk, promote community wellbeing and safety and contribute to efforts aimed at closing the poverty related attainment gap. Interventions and activities will be focused on helping children and families address need and reduce risks such that improvements may be obtained in children’s Health and Wellbeing as well as Literacy and Numeracy. The nature of the post demands a high level of assessment skill, along with the ability to work well with other partners in developing an innovative approach to the shared service agenda aimed at reducing the poverty related attainment gap. The Campus Based Social Worker is also instrumental in driving continuous improvement and innovation within and across the service and shaping the service to meet the future demands locally. This post offers a great chance for a skilled professional to be a key part of an experienced team of staff working closely with other service colleagues to make improvements in children’s lives and life circumstances. The post holder will be expected to maintain a high quality customer service that contributes well to strategic developments and makes a positive impact upon the people and communities of Stirling. Out of hours consultation is occasionally required as is flexibility re normal working hours. This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Applicants for this post are required to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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