Social Worker - Residential Child Care

Aberdeenshire Council

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  • Reference: ABS17281

Job Description

Provision of quality physical and emotional care to children and young people in residential homes, utilising evidence and research based assessment and intervention tools.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

It is Aberdeenshire Councils procedure that applicants for vacancies of this nature require to attend an assessment centre as well as interview. Please note, assessment centres and interviews may be carried out on different dates which will be confirmed in due course.

The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website -

You are required to hold a current full driving licence.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

This position is for a fixed term period not exceeding 01/02/2020.

Informal enquiries to Stephen Fraser - 07799364710 

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