SLA03805 - Social Worker (Children and Justice Services) - DFF

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description
Social Work Resources
Location: Hamilton Local Office, Brandon Gate, 1 Leechlee Road, Hamilton, ML3 0XB
Hours: 35 per week, permanent 17.5 per week, fixed term until March 2019
Social Work Resources are committed to providing services for children, young people, families, adults and older people who are in need of care and protection.

We are recruiting for a Social Worker post within Children and Justice Services to provide a professional service to our client groups. We would welcome applications from registered Social Workers and from Final Year Degree in Social Work Students looking to start their career as a Social Worker. Final year students must be qualified within 2 months of submitting their application form.

You will work as an effective member of the Children and Justice Services, helping us to make a positive difference in the Community. You will provide an effective assessment and care management service incorporating any relevant statutory duties. You will act as a Social Worker and undertake casework involving partnership working and provide professional advice and guidance to individuals, families and groups within the community. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to complete all formal, informal reports and case notes which need to be of a high standard.
In addition, you should be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to gain their trust, in order to help them get the best from our services. You should be able to deal with a variety of situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed. You will need to assess and cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgmental way.

All applicants must be registered or in the process of registering with Scottish Social Services Council and hold Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent.
Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Friday 16 February 2018.

Interview Dates: TBC.


This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland. 

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. 

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 South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 


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