- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Livingston
- £34,912 to £39,868 per annum, Band H
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: WEL04051
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The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 1 March 2020. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
To work within a Practice Team (Children & Families) as a Social Worker undertaking an integrated range of social work services in relation to child welfare promotion and support for children and their families: arranging and supporting care placements for children who require to live away from home, preventative work and joint work with other agencies as required by the Head of Social Policy.
The skills and experience you must have:Q.S.W., D.S.W. or equivalent Registration with SSSC (must be registered within 6 months of commencing post) Evidence of ability to work effectively with children and their families. Knowledge of Child Care legislation. Knowledge of child development and children’s needs. Effective communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Good organisational abilities. Effective team worker. Able to work effectively with outside agencies. Ability to adopt a flexible approach to work requirements.
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 West Lothian Council.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk
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