Social Worker (Child Disability Service), Strathbrock Partnership Centre (395.34) C/D 02/07/17

West Lothian Council

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The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 2 July 2017. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

You will be based in the Child Disability Service where commitment and energy are essential to the delivery of a high quality service. You will be part of a supportive busy team, which delivers statutory services to children/young people with disability and their families.

The key duties of this post are:

You will be working with children/young people with a range of disabilities and their families. You will undertake assessments of need such as S23 and S24 assessments, and where appropriate develop care plans to meet identified need and review these plans. You will also carry out all other statutory duties associated with the post including child protection and completion of reports for the children's hearing. Key to this process is working in partnership with service users and other professionals.

 The skills and experience you must have:

Diploma in Social Work or other approved recognised Social Work qualification. Previous experience of work with children and families where disability is having a significant impact is desirable, either pre or post qualification, but specific training will be provided as required. Previous experience of working with families considering options under self directed support legislation is desirable but specific training will be provided as required.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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