We are currently remodelling our Family Centred Care Team to ensure we have a vibrant and motivated team with a clear vision to ensure that our vulnerable children and young people experience loving and caring environments. An exciting opportunity has arisen for social workers to become part of this evolving team in Midlothian.
Our ambition is to enhance the support we offer to Midlothian Foster Carers, Adopters and Continuing Care, and in doing so improve our retention by building their skills and knowledge to safeguard and achieve positive outcomes for the children and young people in their care.
We are looking for motivated and enthused individuals who understand the importance of the Promise and where this sits in relation to developing bespoke fostering and adoption services. You will be responsible for the recruitment, assessment and retention of a range of carers as well as delivering high quality supervision and learning opportunities.
Midlothian Council invest strongly in their workforce, and you will receive generous benefits such as 30 minimum days annual leave entitlement, flexible working, employee well-being assistance programme, pension scheme and ongoing professional development opportunities.
The job holder also needs to be able to demonstrate an understanding or experience of:
CLOSING DATE – 29 October 2023
INTERVIEW DATE – 7 November 2023
Position Title: Children and Families Social Worker x3 posts
Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships
Location: Midlothian Children and Families Centre
Contract Status: Permanent
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £38,058.00 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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