Social Worker - South West Hub and Cluster

City of Edinburgh Council


£31,484 to £37,589 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EDN17278

Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Social Worker 
South West Locality - Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre 

Salary: £31,484 - £37,589
Hours: 36 per week

1 Permanent full time position in South west HUB
1 Permanent full time position in South west CLUSTER

Positions will be across Hub (short-term/crisis work/duty work) and Cluster (long-term social work) .

You will work alongside people in their own homes and in hospital to assess their needs and work towards suitable supports to sustain them in their own homes where possible.  The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership is passionate about providing the right care at the right time and identifying the strengths of people, their networks and communities in order to  provide better outcomes.  EHSCP also believes home is the best place for people and follows the Homefirst principles. 
Applicants should be enthusiastic about working with people to identify and achieve the best life they can live.

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care partnership is promoting the Three conversations approach and there will be opportunities to be part of this innovative work.

You will be responsible for the assessment and care management of a variety of cases.  Both teams undertake adult protection work.  The Hub undertakes initial Inquiries investigating new adult protection concerns and the Cluster manage open Adult Protection cases.  

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with colleagues including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, community care assistants, Homecare and NHS colleagues.

You will be keen to explore developing resources and understand the importance of working with people in an asset based way.

Social Work qualification at degree level
Registration with the SSSC
Experience of work with adults in a statutory setting is desirable
A sound knowledge of applicable legislation including Adult Support and protection, Adults with Incapacity, Self directed support, Carers Act is essential

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 the City of Edinburgh Council.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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