Social Worker

Aberdeen City Council

  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ABC05635

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Spring Garden
Duration: Permanent/Full Time

One post will be with the Community Payback Order Team and the other with the Throughcare Team.

If you would like further information please contact Elizabeth Cameron or Neil Buchanan (on 01224 538000).

Job Purpose:
To deliver a statutory social work service to reduce reoffending and enhance public protection, through the effective management of offenders, in line with National Outcomes and Standards.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Professional Social Work qualification (i.e. BA, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent)
Experience of supporting people who have challenging and complex needs
Knowledge and experience of proactive responses to challenging behaviour
SSSC Registration
Protection of Vulnerable Group Check (PVG)


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Ability to relate to and work with a wide range of professionals, service users and carers
An ability to manage risk and manage constant and often conflicting demands
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a range of individuals including service users and other professionals
Interviewing, investigation and assessment skills
An ability to manage priorities, time and meet deadlines
Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary
Commitment to providing high quality customer service
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
The ability to deliver, monitor and evaluate agreed outcomes

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further information.

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