Social Worker, Children and Families Services

Orkney Islands Council

  • Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
  • Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £31,972 to £34,436 per annum, G1035 GBP 31972
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK01336


Children & Families Services

Social Worker

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 January 2017
£33,970 - £36,434 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking to appoint a qualified Social Worker to join our well established Children and Families Team on a temporary basis.

You will be part of a small team covering the full range of statutory duties. You will be expected to undertake standby duty on a rota basis. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive team.

Orkney Health and Care have a commitment to developing preventative and non-statutory intervention. We have invested time and finances into this approach including developing social pedagogy and systemic practice.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and continuing professional development.

You will hold a relevant qualification, DipSW or equivalent, and registration with SSSC.

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

Applications will be welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified workers. Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Peter McAndrew, Senior Practitioner, Children and Families Team, Tel: 01856 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 30 October 2016

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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