Hourly Rate: £22.18 – £23.96
Salary: £40,485.94 – £43,734.43 per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated social workers to join our newly established Children Affected by Disability (CHAD) team in the role of senior social worker.
The main focus of allocations to this post holder’s duties will be working with Children Affected by Disability or life limiting illness and their families.
We are looking for applicants with a sound value base, excellent communication and report writing skills who have a wide range of knowledge and understanding of supporting children and families in complex situations. Some knowledge of working with children affected by disability would be advantageous but not essential.
It is essential that you have knowledge of Children and Families social work legislation, roles and responsibilities.
In Scottish Borders we promote an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation with an supportive and accessible management team.
We prioritise staff wellbeing with regular supervision, manageable work loads and understanding the importance of a healthy work life balance. We also offer excellent continuous professional development and learning opportunities.
In Scottish Borders we are seeking to recruit workers who are committed and passionate about achieving positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
We are committed to keeping The Promise and keeping children, young people and their families’ voices at the heart of everything we do.
Please see Recruitment Profile for further duties.
Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW, CSS.
Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Up-to-date understanding of the key issues and relevant theoretical background facing professional children and families social workers, particularly related to child protection and looked after children.
A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role
Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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