Senior Practitioner HMP Perth (PKC05155)

Perth & Kinross Council

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Job Description

Senior Practitioner (PKC05155)
£36,865 - £40,300
HM Prison, 3 Edinburgh Raod, Perth

The post is based in HM Prison Perth Social Work Department. This is a small, busy team comprising qualified Social Workers and admin support. Our role is to provide a quality social work service to serving prisoners within HM Prison Perth. It is expected that the successful candidate will provide advice, guidance and support to social work staff in the management of complex cases; take responsibility for management of the unit in the absence of the team leader; mentor newly qualified or inexperienced staff through Council and prison induction processes; be responsible for high risk/ high profile cases and take a lead role in the preparation and presentation of risk and risk management plans in multi agency arenas.

Candidates should have the ability to undertake delegated tasks working autonomously. Candidates should have confidence to challenge service users, service providers and staff in order to assert social work principles and values. Candidates must have a flexible approach to sharing duties and working arrangements and must have excellent verbal and communications skills, including report writing, assessment, presentation and computer skills.

For further information please contact Lex Greig, Team Leader 01738 458172

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details for two referees, including email addresses. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

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