Senior Social Worker / Registered Manager - Family Placement Team

Shetland Islands Council

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The Senior Social Worker/Registered Manager is responsible for managing day to day operational matters relating to Fostering, Adoption and Kinship.

The Senior Social Worker/Registered Manager reports to the Team Leader, Quality Assurance and Family Placement Services, Childrens Social Work.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information The grade of this post is L Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,094 per annum Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week, 52.18 weeks per year. Ideally the candidate will be a full time social work professional but consideration could be given to a 30 hour contract. Consideration will also be given to a secondment for 6 - 12 months. Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date A relocation package does not apply to this post We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited Not suitable for Job Share Not suitable for Remote Working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Hayfield House, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact: David McQueen, Team Leader, Tel - 01595 744444, Email -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

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