Social Worker (perm/full time) REF: HSCP/80534
Salary: Grade 8 £39,085 – £ 41,362
Location: Hector McNeil House, Greenock
Hours: 37 hours per week
Previous applicants do not need to re-apply as they will automatically be considered
Senior Social Worker – Request for Assistance Team
As the HSCP continues its journey to implement the recommendations from the National Care Review and realise the ambition of The Promise we are seeking an experienced and confident practitioner to join our team. You will have significant experience as a practitioner in all aspects of voluntary and statutory community children’s social work, with a clear track record of working successfully in partnership with children and young people and their families as well as other partners to achieve positive outcomes.
Children’s Services in Inverclyde is at the beginning of an exciting period of change, to equip us to continue to meet the needs of our communities, support more children to remain at home and provide a high standard of support to families when they need it. The successful candidate in this post will be someone ready to lead and support colleagues through change.
Our Request for Assistance Team is usually the first contact a family and partner agencies will have with our service. The main function of the RFA team is to respond to new information, identify risk and take appropriate steps to provide an initial assessment of risk and need to help inform next steps and the most appropriate support for a child and their family. Working in conjunction with our 3rd sector partner you will also be involved in providing the right support at the right time.
If you would like to find out more about this role before applying please contact:
Alan Stevenson or Molly Coyle, Service Managers
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If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG. A small number of posts require a Standard or Basic Disclosure check and the majority of all other posts will complete a Criminal Convictions Form. All disclosure checks are obtained via Disclosure Scotland. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check required for your post.
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Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists
Inverclyde 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.
We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the job.
We are happy to talk about flexible working opportunities with applicants.
Working from Home / Interim Hybrid working
We have an interim hybrid working pilot running from April/May 2022 which has a minimum 20% work location attendance if applicable. This can be discussed at interview with the recruiting manager.
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