South Lanarkshire Council is committed to securing better outcomes for children and young people who are and have been looked after. In recent years we have concluded an extensive programme of innovative change which has involved replacing children's units with new, individually designed houses which provide a warm, homely and domestic environment and are furnished and equipped to a high standard.
The teams are well structured, with good level of support, supervision and development. You will be joining a progressive and innovative social work resource where children's needs come first. We are consistently striving to further enhance the social, education, health and wellbeing of all children and enjoy excellent working relationships with internal and external partners.
The successful candidate should hold a SVQ level 3 in Care related topic and HNC or above. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to commit to completing SVQ Level 4 to meet SSSC qualification requirements.
We are committed to safer care for children receiving our services and so will be using a thorough selection process.
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.
Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
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.
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees 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 competency/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 where their previous employer was the armed forces and who meet the minimum requirements for the position
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk