Job Description

LOCATION: Almondbank House, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth, PH1 3BD
SALARY: £38,310 – £40,900 per year
HOURS: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Social Worker (Fixed Term until 31 March 2023) – PKC09082
£38,310 – £40,900
Child Protection Duty Team, Almondbank House, Perth & Pullar House, Perth

An opportunity has arisen for a temporary Social Worker post within Services for Children, Young People and Families to support the needs of Ukrainian Refugees children and families with a particular focus on safeguarding and looked After children.

This is an opportunity for the right person to develop the role of a child care social worker in a multi agency context to meet the safeguarding needs of the Ukrainian children and their families who have flown a country at war.

This post requires you to work very closely with colleagues in housing, communities, community safety, education, health and the third sector to identify, develop and provide the needed supports for the Ukrainian families.  This role is also to ensure Perth and Kinross is compliant with the Scottish Government Safeguarding Policy

This post will require a flexible and creative approach to managing a caseload which could vary but will include Ukrainian children who are considered to be Looked After and Accommodated under S25. and Section 22.

You will be required you to work with colleagues across services to identify and assess risk, provide the necessary supports that will provide protection and support to Ukrainian children, young people and their families.  You will be expected to complete various types of reports particularly in relation to Look After Children.

The Individual

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Social Worker who is confident in assessing risks and needs of children, young people and their families.  The skill to write clear and analytical assessment is necessary.

The worker should be a good team player and must be able to carry out the role of a child care social worker within the context of multi-disciplinary environment both in person and virtually.

You will be a qualified Social Worker with experience in child care social work.  You will be well-organised, able to prioritise and manage competing demands, assertive and clear in your communication.  You will be able to demonstrate high standards in written reports and have a clear understanding of the needs of vulnerable children and families.  You will have a commitment to continuous professional development and have, or be willing to work towards, your Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare and Protection.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Debbie Reilly Davidson, Team Leader, on 01738 476829.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. 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.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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