Social Worker, Children and Disability Team, Pullar House, Perth - PKC11665

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Job Description Social Worker - PKC11665 £34,147 - £36,429 (28.8 Hours per week) Children and Disability Team, Pullar House, Perth This social work post offers the opportunity to intervene and support some of the most ...

Job Description

Social Worker - PKC11665
£34,147 - £36,429 (28.8 Hours per week)
Children and Disability Team, Pullar House, Perth

This social work post offers the opportunity to intervene and support some of the most vulnerable children in our society. The team covers the whole of the Perth and Kinross area.
You will carry out direct work with children, young people and their families.

From assessing to provide support, child protection, working with Looked After and accommodated children, and monitoring packages of support.

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 assessments and write reports 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 be able to prioritise your workload and 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 able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings with a wide range of people from differing roles and backgrounds and needs.

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.

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.

Requirements

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 covers 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. Experience and knowledge of the issues that impact upon disabled children and their families is also essential as is an awareness and understanding of child development, attachment and the impact of trauma. 

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. 

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. 

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

Degree in Social Work

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this post, please contact Chris Brodie, Team Leader, via email at CBrodie@pkc.gov.uk

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, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

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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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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