- Sector: Social Services, Housing and Childcare
- Specialism: Adult Care, Adult Social Work, Child Care
- Location: Hamilton
- £17,112 per annum, Grade 1 Level 1
- Hours: Full Time
- Contact: Please see description
- Reference: SLA04778
Social Work Resources
Various locations across South Lanarkshire
Shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends
Fixed Term: 2 years
Working within Social Care is a long-term and expanding career option, where the rewards of helping vulnerable people and making a difference to their lives are an everyday event. If you are passionate about working with people, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life, then our Social Care Training Programme could be for you.
Social Work Resources are recruiting individuals to work in range of Social Care settings, working with and supporting Older People. You will work alongside experienced staff and will receive regular training, working towards an SVQ in Social Services & Health Care Level 2 or Level 3.
Although the training programme and contract of employment will be for 24 months, you will be eligible to apply for posts within Social Work Resources during your training to secure a career in the wider Social Work Service.
Experience of working with people, through youth or voluntary work is desirable.
Entry requirementsThis vacancy is restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire area.
If you are interested in a role within care you should try SSSC resource called 'A Question of Care' which will help you think about the type of work involved and give you feedback on your responses to typical situations faced in working life. You can access the resource at www.aquestionofcare.org.uk
If you are currently employed by South Lanarkshire Council and are interested in applying, prior to making your application, please discuss with your current Line Manager. In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.
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.
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 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.
Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/publications/ and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.
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.
Closing date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk