Job Description

LOCATION:Downfield Primary School, School Road, DD3 8NX
SALARY:£34,264.00 – £39,762.00 per year
HOURS:37 hours per week

Job Description

Based at Downfield Primary School, you will work full time, 37 hours per week, temporary for 6 months, to cover secondment.


You will have a Social Work Degree, CQSW, Dip SW, CSS (with appropriate option).


To provide an effective high quality social work service to children and families. To assist children and families to live safely in the community and so prevent reception into care. To work with children in care towards rehabilitation with their families of origin or towards permanent placement with substitute families.

The Individual

You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of child care and protection practice and legislation be committed to multi-agency working and bring a positive attitude to your work.

You will have experience of working with children and families and understand the needs of children who are ‘looked after’. You must be able to communicate effectively with children, involving families and carers in decision making processes. You will have the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments within given timescales.

You will be able to work beyond normal hours when needs of children and families require this.

You must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timeframe.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.