Social Worker in Training

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03098


Children & Families Services

Social Worker in Training

35 hours per week
£22,004 - £24,084 - Years 1 & 2 of training
£27,223 - £29,960 - Years 3 & 4 of training
£34,395 - £36,877 - Fully qualified
(All salaries inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance)

Orkney Health and Care are looking to appoint a Social Worker in Training to join our well-established Children and Families Social Work Team.

The team covers the complete range of child care functions including Child Protection, Looked After Children, Youth Justice and Children in Need; Therefore, we can guarantee a varied and interesting workload. Orkney Health and Care recognises and is committed to developing preventative and non-statutory interventions and have invested time and resources to this, including, Social Pedagogy and Systemic Practice approaches.

You will be part of a small, experienced team of Social Workers and Family Support Workers based at the Council Offices in Kirkwall. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive team.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and effective continuing professional development.

You must either be accepted onto an approved course of study to obtain the professional qualification in social work as a pre-condition of employment; or, already be in training for this qualification. Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is a requirement of employment.

Part of the agreement will be the first three years post qualifying will be worked within the Children and Families team with Orkney Health and Care.

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

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Pete McAndrew or James Henry, Children and Families Team, Tel: 01856 873535.

Closing date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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