Social Worker (Qualified/Unqualified)

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03146


Children & Families Services

Social Worker (Qualified/Unqualified)

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2020
£27,286 - £30,023 – Final year of training
£34,458 - £36,940 - Fully qualified
(All salaries inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance)

Orkney Health and Care are looking to appoint a Social Worker to join our well-established Children and Families Social Work Team. Applications from unqualified candidates who are in their final year of study will also be considered.

The team covers the complete range of child care functions including Child Protection, Looked After Children, Youth Justice and Children in Need; Therefore, we can guarantee a varied and interesting workload. Orkney Health and Care recognises and is committed to developing preventative and non-statutory interventions and have invested time and resources to this, including, Social Pedagogy and Systemic Practice approaches.

You will be part of a small, experienced team of Social Workers and Family Support Workers based at the Council Offices in Kirkwall. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive team.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and effective continuing professional development.

For appointment at G8

You should hold an SVQ 3 or HNC (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care or other relevant subject. You must also be within 6 months of completion of relevant degree studies to enable registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker.

For appointment at G10

You should hold a degree in Social Work, DipSW or other equivalent qualification to enable practice as a Social Worker. You must also hold current registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Pete McAndrew or James Henry, Children and Families Team, Tel: 01856 873535.

Closing date: Sunday 31 March 2019

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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