Communities and Families
Salary: £37,589 – £44,934
Hours: 36 per week
Enthusiastic and experienced social worker sought for the position of Senior Practitioner.
The post holder will work as part of a small Team of Professional Advisers within Social Care Direct, the first point of contact for all requests for a social work service for Children and Families. Social Care Direct also processes Children’s Services complaints and allocates these for investigation.
Main duties will include screening referrals and passing requests for services on to Practice Teams and other Children and Families services where appropriate, liaising with other professionals and identifying appropriate initial interventions. The post holder will also work in partnership with Customer Service Advisers, Health and Social Care and Emergency Social Care colleagues.
Social Care Direct is an expanding service and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of front line services.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the City of Edinburgh Council.
Informal inquiries should be made to Brian Henderson, Acting Access and Emergency Social Care Services Manager, at [email protected]
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
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