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Ref no:
SLA09496
Published:
26/5/2022
Closes:
9/6/2022
Location:
Clydesdale/Lanark Area Office, South Vennel, ML11 7JT
Salary:
£33,651 - £39,162 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire. 

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.

Requirements

Clydesdale Locality within South Lanarkshire covers the largest geographical area of 1,326.31 square kilometres (512.10 square miles) of the four Locality Areas. Although Clydesdale has several urban centres such a Lanark, Carluke, Lesmahagow, Biggar, Forth and Douglas, it is the most rural area of South Lanarkshire, where issues such as transport, access to services and rural deprivation can have a marked effect.

Clydesdale has a population of 61,671 of which 27% are aged 65 and over, with a higher percentage of aged 75 and over (9%)in comparison with the rest of South Lanarkshire which sits at 8.3%.

Given the local geography and demographic factors, Health and Social Work teams in Clydesdale were already working in partnership prior to the implementation of Health and Social Care integration. As such we have long established professional multi-agency working networks and processes that support our person-centred approach to supporting our vulnerable citizens.

The successful applicant will be part of Clydesdale Adult and Older People's Services Team based in Lanark. You will be responsible for ongoing case management allied to other statutory interventions designated within the role and dependant on individual experience, such as Self Directed Support, Adult Support and Protection and Adults with Incapacity Legislation and procedures. Regular formal supervision will be provided by your designated Team Leader on an 8 week rota with personal and professional development options discussed within a Behaviours Framework Approach bi-annually. Social Worker induction and ongoing learning is available with opportunities for career development in many areas.

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

 

Responsibilities

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.

Legislative Information

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

Regulated Work with Protected Adults

This post is considered Regulated Work with 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 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.

Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

The Individual

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Please apply online.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer 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 behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.