Social Worker - Children & Families

Aberdeenshire Council

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Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

You have a CQSW, Diploma in Social Work or CSS (in appropriate field) and have suitable experience working in a child care setting and of working with children and families. As well as familiarity with Child Protection Practices you also have the ability to work purposefully under pressure and as a team member.

Your workload will include working with Children in Need, Child Protection, and work with Looked after Children and their families. Supporting children with their family and in their community will be your main priority. 

Advancement to Senior Practitioner grade is dependent upon post qualifying training and experience, as part of career progression, and gives an opportunity to support staff with practice development. Please note that application for the Senior Practitioner Scheme is only possible where there is a Senior Practitioner vacancy within the team in which you are based.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

Please note in applying for this position, that Aberdeenshire's Children's Social Work Service is committed to improving how we provide support for service users. We therefore intend to reflect on how our services are currently configured and as a result of this it may be that the current focus of this post within Children's Social Work Services will be subject to change.

It is Aberdeenshire Council’s procedure that applicants for vacancies of this nature require to attend an assessment centre as well as Interview.

Please note, the interviews and the assessment centre are both scheduled for 31/08/2017 and will take place in Fraserburgh.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Lynne Shuttleton Tel: 01346 585043. 

Applications must be made online at

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