Social Worker, All Age Learning Disabilities (2 posts)

Advert ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE Social Worker, All Age Disability Social Work Team (2 posts) 35 hours per week Permanent £43,109 – £45,700 / £23.62 - £25.04 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance) This post...

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ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE

Social Worker, All Age Disability Social Work Team (2 posts)

35 hours per week
Permanent
£43,109 – £45,700 / £23.62 - £25.04 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and children.

We would like to recruit a skilled and experienced social worker who is energetic, imaginative, and creative, and can make the best use of local resources within Orkney.

You will undertake a range of statutory tasks including co-ordinating and undertaking single shared assessments, risk assessment and risk management and, where appropriate, Carers’ assessments. There is also significant emphasis on prevention of hospital admission and on safe discharge planning.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will support multidisciplinary team members, adults and their families and carers, to balance the complex areas of risk and need with choice and rights. You will also be able to provide advice, support, guidance and if necessary, interventions, should an adult be at risk of harm and in need of protection under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 or, Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Strengths based social work is at the heart of our practice and as a team, we have fully implemented the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 to provide a range of choices to people for how they are provided with support.

The successful candidate will work in a supportive, well-established team and have regular supervision sessions.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

All registered social workers employed by Orkney Islands Council participate in the emergency out of hours social work rota – this includes evenings, overnights and weekends.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and the successful candidate will be registered with the SSSC

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Sarah Poke and Lynne Nicolson, Team Managers for Adult and All Age Learning Disabilities Social Work on 01856 873535 ext. 2643 or ASW@orkney.gov.uk 
 
Closing Date: Sunday 21 April 2024

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.

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