Social Worker, St. Martin's House, Perth - PKC06257

Perth & Kinross Council

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Job Description

Social Worker (Fixed Term until 31 March 2022) - PKC06257
£35,945 - £39,305
Public Protection Team, St. Martin's House, Perth

An opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker post within the Public Protection Team.

As the successful applicant, you will provide a social work service to individuals subject to Statutory Orders or licence imposed by both the Court and the Parole Board, in accordance with National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System and relevant Scottish Executive Circulars and legislation.

You will have the ability to assist individuals to address their offending behaviour through individual and joint work with other service providers, assess and manage risk as per the requirements of National Standards, and possess good negotiation and communication skills.

The Individual

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Social Worker to join our team.

As the successful candidate, you will have the relevant knowledge and skills to be involved in the effective management of a varied and busy caseload with a genuine interest in supporting people with a wide range of issues.

You should be highly motivated, innovative and flexible in your approach, as well as clear and concise in both your written and verbal communication.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to engage with clients and a wide range of stakeholders. You will be able to organise your workload using a systematic approach to ensure high standards are maintained. You must be able to keep accurate and up to date records.

You should have a commitment to ongoing professional development to acquire the skills and knowledge relating to the role and developing expertise to provide support to others.

The successful candidate should hold a degree in Social Work or equivalent, and be a professionally registered practitioner, as per SSSC requirements.

You should also be willing to be vetted to NPPV Level 1 in order to undertake the necessary duties as per the requirements to access and use the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR).

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Derek Mortimer, Team Leader, on 01738 472533. 

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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