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Job Description Social Worker, Blairgowrie PKC11133 £30,826 - £32,887 (26 hours/week) Jessie Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6BT An exciting opportunity has arisen in the North Locality Social Work Team for a part-time permanent Social Worker, 26...

Job Description

Social Worker, Blairgowrie PKC11133
£30,826 - £32,887 (26 hours/week)
Jessie Street, Blairgowrie PH10 6BT
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the North Locality Social Work Team for a part-time permanent Social Worker, 26 hours/week. The base for this post is in Blairgowrie and the successful candidate will work with adults and carers requiring a Social Work Service. You will work with a range of partner agencies and services in various settings to support service users. You will be expected to carry out a range of social work assessments and interventions to support service users to meet identified outcomes. The negotiation of flexible support care plans, and the monitoring and reviewing of individual care and support options. It is essential that you have experience in the areas of Adult Support and Protection, Adults with Incapacity, Self Direct Support and Carers Legislation.
You will be an experienced qualified Social Worker within a variety of settings who is interested in developing skills supporting a variety of service user groups to further your career and professional development. You must hold a recognised Social Work Qualification (Degree in Social Work, DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or other relevant Social Work qualification) and be registered as a Social Worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or within 6 months of commencing employment and will be further responsible for maintaining your annual membership. You will be creative, enthusiastic, embracing of challenge and committed to improving the journey of the people we serve. You will be interested in learning new skills in Improvement Methodology. You will be an organised individual with outstanding communication skills and a 'can do' attitude to problem solving. Experience of statutory Adult Social Work is essential for the role. We are looking for an ambitious, compassionate practitioner who can demonstrate experience of working with integrity in line with the values expected within Perth and Kinross Council. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly dedicated team, with excellent training, supervision and development opportunities provided. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme.

The Individual

A driving licence and access to a vehicle for work is essential for this post. This post may be suitable for candidates who have recently completed their Social Work Degree but have not yet graduated. In this circumstance, a Social Work Assistant contract will be offered until you receive your qualifying certificate and are eligible to register with the SSSC as a Social Worker. 
 
If you would like more information please email alea@pkc.gov.uk   

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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