Social Worker, First Steps Team, Almondbank House, Perth

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Job Description Social Worker (Fixed Term for 1 Year) - PKC11267 £34,383 - £36,681 (29 Hours per week) First Steps Team, Almondbank House, Perth First Steps is a multi disciplinary early years team based at...

Job Description

Social Worker (Fixed Term for 1 Year) - PKC11267
£34,383 - £36,681 (29 Hours per week)
First Steps Team, Almondbank House, Perth

First Steps is a multi disciplinary early years team based at Almondbank House in Perth.

Social Workers within the team undertake pre birth and post birth risk assessments of babies deemed to be at risk of harm.

The team offers assessment and intensive family support for infants and their families, some of whom are affected by parental substance use, parental mental health issues and domestic violence within the family.

Social Workers within the team are responsible for undertaking pre-birth Child Protection Risk Assessments, time scaled Parenting Capacity Assessments, as well as permanence planning.  Social Workers are expected to write a variety of child care reports, including Permanence Reports.

Social Workers work closely with Senior Social Care Officers, Health Visitors, Midwifes and a range of child and adult care workers from other services.  They undertake the assessment of contacts, reflective work with parents and work within the statutory arrangements for children.  Social Workers also plan, develop and deliver parenting support assisted by other team members.

Applicants for this post will require a Social Work qualification and relevant post qualifying experience in working with children and vulnerable families. 

The Individual

You must have a Degree in Social Work. 

Applicants should have expertise in particular areas of assessment (including Child Protection), intervention and evaluation and be able to carry responsibility for cases with high level of need and/or risk and complexity.

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Ann-Marie Kennedy, Team Leader on 01738 472296.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that 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, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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.

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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If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.