SLA04341 - Social Work Assistant - DFF

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Social Work Resources

Location: Hamilton Local Office, Brandongate, Leechlee Road, Hamilton

Hours: 35 per week 

Child and Family Services are looking to recruit motivated and committed Support Workers to work with Children and Families in the community who are receiving a social work service.
Support Workers will be working under the support and guidance of Social Workers and Team Leaders in the local offices to an agreed Child’s Plan. The post will entail working in partnership with different agencies i.e. education, health etc. to ensure the best outcomes for children and families. Assessment, risk management, intervention and review will be an integral part of the post as will the ability to prioritise work, ensure up to date recording and work in accordance with South Lanarkshire Council’s policies and procedures. 

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: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Interview Date: TBC



Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

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 Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with vulnerable children. 

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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