Social Worker, Child Protection Duty Team, Almondbank House, Perth

Job Description Social Worker, Child Protection Duty Team (PKC11274) £25,325 - £27,018 (21.36 hours per week) Almondbank House, Lewis Place, Perth A Permanent post has arisen for a part time Social Worker in the Child...

Job Description

Social Worker, Child Protection Duty Team (PKC11274)
£25,325 - £27,018 (21.36 hours per week)
Almondbank House, Lewis Place, Perth

A Permanent post has arisen for a part time Social Worker in the Child Protection Duty Team which is based in Almondbank House in Perth city. The team cover the whole of the Perth and Kinross Council area.

The Social Worker post offers the opportunity to undertake child protection risk assessments, work to reduce risk and promote the safety, welfare of children and young people.

You will carry out direct work with children, young people and families. This will involve child protection investigation, safety planning and multi-agency collaborative working.

As part of the Social Worker role, staff undertake 'duty' which involves dealing with referrals and crisis situations. This can include chairing and minuting professional meeting. You will be expected to work in line with the principles of 'Getting it Right for Every Child' putting inter agency working at the forefront of your practice. You will also be required to complete report writing for a variety of forums including Child Protection Planning Meetings, The Children's Hearing system and Court. You should have good report writing skills and have the ability to prioritise your workload and be able to meet timescales. The recording of case notes is central to practice and you should be able to do this accurately and in a timeous manner as part of the Social Worker role.

You will be an effective communicator and be able to work collaboratively with plan partners, children and their families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated professional to join our team with a genuine interest in supporting children, young people and their families.

On-going professional development relating to the role will be offered.

You will be able to evidence a strong commitment to multi-agency working and be a skilled and confident communicator; able to fully contribute to assessment reports and in Professional Meetings, Child Protection Planning Meetings, Core Groups and Children's Hearings.

As a person, you will be compassionate and have empathy for the children, young people and families who you support. You will also be organised and able to work flexibly to meet service need.

This role will cover the whole of the Perth & Kinross area and you will work with a variety of professionals to foster a multi disciplinary and whole family approach.

The Social Worker role requires a qualification of Degree in Social Work.

An awareness and understanding of child development, attachment and the impact of trauma is essential. You will have a good understanding of Child Protection work.

If this sounds like a role where you could share your relevant experience and make a positive difference then we would like to hear from you.

The interview will take place on Wednesday 24th April.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Debbie Reilly-Davidson, Child Protection Duty Team Leader via email - 

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.

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.

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!

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

What we can do for you

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.

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