Social Worker (Children and Families) (2 posts)

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Ref no: WDN01591
Closes: Sunday, 25th February 2018
Published: Thursday, 8th February 2018
Location: Various Locations In West Dunbartonshire
Salary: £33,249 - £36,352 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: West Dunbartonshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Description


1 post - Permanent (Children & Families Team, Church Street, Alexandria)   1 post - Fixed Term until 31/10/2018 (Youth Services Team, Aurora House, Clydebank)

The postholder will have a Childcare caseload including Child Protection, statutory and non statutory cases. You will work in a busy Area Team, offering support to young children and their families. Good interagency relationships exist with colleagues in Addiction, Youth Justice, Early Years, Education, Health and Police.

You will be supervised regularly by your Line Manager and can expect good training and self development opportunities.
DipSW, CQSW or equivalent is essential. Previous experience is preferable but not essential.

Alexandria Post - Please contact Mark Mulvenna, Team Leader on 01389 608080 for further details or an informal discussion.

Clydebank Post - Please contact Elaine Kelly, Team Leader, on 01389 776497 for further details or an informal discussion.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

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