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Job Description Based in one of the following locations: County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar; Kinloch Care Centre, 141 Kinloch Street, Carnoustie. This is an exciting opportunity to join Angus Health and Social Care Partnerships Older...

Job Description

Based in one of the following locations:

County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar;

Kinloch Care Centre, 141 Kinloch Street, Carnoustie.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Angus Health and Social Care Partnerships Older People’s Services. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Social Workers to join our developing teams within Angus, based at Kinloch Care Centre Carnoustie, and County Buildings Forfar.

Our team strives to support local older people within their own homes and communities, making connections with individuals, families, carers, voluntary services and paid support. We advocate for our individuals and strive to meet their needs using a person-centred and self-directed approach. We understand the value that older people bring to our communities and how important connection, good communication and quality of life in older years is. Interagency and interprofessional work plays a big part in what we do, and we are fortunate to work with a wide range of supportive and knowledgeable colleagues across several disciplines: OTs, physiotherapists, GPs, District nurses, care homes, care providers, community alarm services, hospitals, day centres and more. We work closely with individuals’ chosen Attorneys and with appointed Guardians, in order to reach the best and safest outcomes for our supported people.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to support people to live safely at home and our Social Workers are responsible for assessing needs and risk, which can lead to moves into residential or nursing care settings. This can be a difficult move for many, but with the right support, our Social Workers can often facilitate safe, planned moves that will meet Older People’s needs and wishes.

At times our Social Workers will be required to support people within a legal framework; this includes working with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. This statutory work allows Social Workers to work in more depth with supported people, build meaningful relationship and support them to make safer choices with positive results.

This is a challenging, exciting and rewarding role which offers the right candidates the opportunity to work within a supportive team environment, on the front line of social work, achieving the best outcomes we can for older people within our community.

or

Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre, Station Road, Forfar;

This is an exciting opportunity to join an Older People's Community Mental Health team.

As part of this fully integrated team your responsibilities will include providing assessment and therapeutic intervention to older adults with organic and functional mental health illness, in addition to carrying out statutory social work responsibilities.

We are a small and very supportive team, focussed on learning and development and committed to providing excellent care and support.

These jobs are workstyle 3 - Flexi.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from our flexible and agile working practices. This means you will work from a variety of locations, working from council buildings, working in service user’s locations and site visits and you can work from home to best suit your work, meetings and collaboration.

You will be asked to indicate on your application form which position/s you are applying for.

Please note interviews will be held Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Requirements

You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme.

Please refer to job outline and person specification for further details and requirements for these jobs.

About Angus Council

In addition, please refer to the "applicant guidance" document when completing your application form and to the "welcome to Angus" document and our website https://www.angus.gov.uk/jobs_and_training/working_for_angus_council for more information about working for Angus Council.

The Individual

We are happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process for this position. This means we are open to a conversation about working patterns and the flexibility that is available for this role whilst managing the workload.

We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:

Those with disabilities, recognised caring responsibilities and care experienced young people. This also applies to our own employees with caring responsibilities, young people on apprenticeships and placements who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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