Senior Social Worker (Placement Services) (MOR03513)

The Moray Council

  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03513

Job Description

To work with the Team Manager and senior social worker colleagues responsible for Placement Services, to ensure the highest quality and value for money is achieved through the provision of placements to children & young people who are, or have been cared for outwith the care of their parents.
To provide effective line management of social work staff and their professional practice.
To ensure that the needs of individual children, young people, their parents and care providers are met effectively.
To assist in the continuous improvements of placement services – with weighted responsibility at this time in ThroughCare/Aftercare/Continuing Care services.
As part of the Placement Services Management Team, participate in the development of overall service delivery and improvement.


To be responsible for the line management of a number of child care staff employed within placement services.
Ensure effective service delivery for each area of lead responsibility.
Manage available resources in liaison with the placement services management team.
In consultation with the Team Manager play a defined role in the development, monitoring and evaluation of services, including co-ordination and collaboration with other agencies particularly at a local level.

The Individual

Significant experience in Children and Families and in family placement sections of statutory social work.
Understanding the issues that apply for children and young people who are, or have been, Looked After and Accommodated.
Understanding of the issues that affect Looked After Children and their families.
Knowledge and experience of working with the legislation relevant to the post.
Dip. Social Work.
SSSC Registered.
Evidence the experience, knowledge, skills and understanding of the defined service area.
The ability to engage with service users in direct service delivery.
The ability to manage the competing demands and deliver an effective workload management system.
The ability to engage with service users in direct service delivery.
The ability to engage with self evaluation in each of these service areas.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray, this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Ability to effectively manage change and conflict.
Strong leadership and supportive approach to team members and service users.
Efficient and effective communication skills.
An ability work as part of a management team delivering services within resources available.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.
Ability to work in an open plan office (if applicable).
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements.
The capacity to handle stressful situations.

Closing Date: 14 December 2018
Starting Salary: £38,095
£20.21 per hour
36.25 hours per week

Proposed Interview Date: Week beginning 7 January 2019

For further information, contact Carole Carthew - 01343 563561

Applications must be made online at

We can't find any similar jobs at the moment.

See all the latest jobs