Full time and part time posts available
Qualified: £37611 – £38779
Student Newly qualified: £33943
South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.
The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.
In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.
Social Work Resources are committed to providing services for children, young people, families, adults and older people who are in need of care and protection.
We are recruiting for Social Worker posts within Adult and Older People’s Services to provide a professional service to our client groups. We would welcome applications from registered Social Workers and from Final Year Degree in Social Work Students looking to start their career as a Social Worker. Final year students must be qualified within 2 months of submitting their application form.
You will work as an effective member of the team, helping us to make a positive difference in the Community. You will provide an effective assessment and care management service incorporating any relevant statutory duties. You will act as a Social Worker and undertake casework involving partnership working and provide professional advice and guidance to individuals, families and groups within the community. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to complete all formal, informal reports and case notes which need to be of a high standard. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to gain their trust, in order to help them get the best from our services. You should be able to deal with a variety of situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed. You will need to assess and cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgmental way.
All applicants must be registered or in the process of registering with Scottish Social Services Council and hold Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent. A wish for Mental Health Officer and Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Social Work (MHO) Award or equivalent is desirable.
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
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 South Lanarkshire Council.
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As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email address.
South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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