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.
Fixed term vacancy: 12 months
South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership are looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker for an exciting opportunity to work within the Community Addiction Recovery Services (CAReS) in Carluke Health Centre, Clydesdale Locality in South Lanarkshire. CAReS are an integrated multi-disciplinary service, bringing together Social Workers, Substance Misuse Workers, Nurses and Occupational Therapists together to work with, and support the recovery of, people who use substances.
You will work as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team, assisting individuals on their journey of recovery. You will provide an effective assessment and case management service incorporating statutory duties. You will assess the needs of service users and their families and deliver appropriate evidence-based interventions to support those needs. You will ensure that public protection thresholds are assessed and work specifically with child or adult protection cases within the CAReS team. Additionally, you should have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to complete all formal and informal reports, and case notes, all of which need to be of a high standard. You should be able to deal with a variety of situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed, and you will cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgmental way. You will be committed to working closely with the CAReS Team Leader and contribute to the integration of NHS Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council’s alcohol and drug services.
The successful candidate must hold a degree level qualification in Social Work and be registered with an appropriate professional body. The successful candidate must also have post-qualifying experience in a statutory Social Work setting. Direct experience of working with this service user group is also a requirement of this post.
Informal enquiries regarding the post are encouraged up to the point of shortlisting. Please contact: Frances McMahon, Integrated Team Leader: 07598318326.
Shortlisting date; 22nd November 2022
Interview date; 2nd December 2022
Fixed Term Vacancy
Additional information for Internal Applicants – As this is a Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager. In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.
Foreign Police Check
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.
Regulated Work with Protected Adults
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 apply online.
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Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant
South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer 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 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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