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Location: Mastrick Social Work Office, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
Roles that require PVG Membership
Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 12 and above (currently £32,555 per annum / £16.92 per hour)
The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.
job purpose/about the role
The post holder will be expected to build relationships with a small number of sibling groups that live separately and support them spend time together. Work closely with the social workers in the team and multi-agency partners to support children and young people in their placements through planned interventions
This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of us honouring our commitment to supporting children and families to have meaningful time together where it is not possible for children to continue living with their parents. We are passionately committed to making sure that when brothers and sisters cannot live together that they are helped to maintain a strong identity together as siblings and to spend quality time together. The post holder will be situated within our Permanence and Care Team based at Mastrick but will also work with children and families across our 4 Children in Need Teams. The role will also offer the chance to work alongside children who may still be living with their families but where the situation has been assessed as highly vulnerable. This post offers an opportunity for anyone who has the relevant qualification and is looking for an entry into Children’s Social Work. It is appropriate for suitably qualified child care practitioner or a newly qualified social worker looking for a more staged entry into statutory children’s social work. . The successful applicant will be closely mentored and supported within a culture of learning and development and professional pride and excellence.
Please see Job Profile for further details.
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact [email protected].
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: [email protected]. We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs
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