Social Worker, Family Placement Team

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03030


Children & Families Services

Social Worker, Family Placement Team

35 hours per week
Permanent post
£34,395 - £36,877 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

Orkney Health and Care are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced Social Worker to join the Family Placement Team.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a professional social work service for the recruitment, training, assessment, supervision and support of foster carers, adopters and permanency related work. You will be part of a supportive team of social work staff based at the council offices in Kirkwall. We will provide regular reflective supervision on an individual basis and small group supervision. Orkney Health and Care is committed to developing our staff, ensuring personal development plans reflect your own and the service’ goals and aspirations.

All qualified social workers in Orkney Health and Care are required to undertake out of hours standby duty on a rota basis.

You will hold a relevant social work qualification and registration with SSSC.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jane Beckwith, Operational Manager, Children’s Services Tel: 01856 873535. Ext. 2633

Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019

Please note that interview/relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with our Relocation Policy.

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