The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 5 September 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
In West Lothian we believe that all children should get the best start in life and should get the help they need when they need it.
You will be based in the Children and Families Practice Team which is one of our busiest teams. The team provides a challenging and exciting opportunity to a worker who can demonstrate a sound understanding of child development and provide individual support to families. The worker will contribute to the care planning processes for children including children who are looked after and subject to child protection registration.
We offer a supportive working environment with induction for new staff, regular planned supervision, a controlled workload and a professional development plan with varied training opportunities.
HNC and SVQ level 111 is essential.
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.
This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 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 West Lothian Council
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