Social Worker

Aberdeen City Council

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Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Aberdeen - Various
Duration: Permanent - Full Time and Part Time

Job Purpose:

Provide a high quality systemic social work service within a social work unit to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. Be accountable for work undertaken with children and families, which includes assessing needs, planning and delivering focused interventions to safeguard children and developing plans to promote positive outcomes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

BA Social Work qualification or equivalent DipSW, CQSW
Post qualifying experience working with children and families
SSSC Registration

The post holder will be expected to:
participate in responding to unplanned calls or events within the Unit and the Partner Unit


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

A Commitment to the principles of the Social Work Unit model
The ability to assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework
The ability to assess needs, formulate and implement effective social work interventions
The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for quality case work with children and families to achieve positive outcomes
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and build rapport with a range of individuals including children and families and other professionals
The ability to negotiate effectively to reach a resolution and successfully implementing change
The ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner
The ability to use information management systems to maintain accurate management information and high quality data
Ability to analyse and evaluate complex information to produce high quality concise reports to inform quality casework and business decisions
The ability to provide social work interventions to children and families and present concise reports about complex information as required to internal, external audiences including presenting in Court
Ability to use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice

The Individual

Please see the attached profile for further information.

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