Vacancy: Full time
1x Permanent position available
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.
Are you able support people in their community to live as independently as possible?
Are you committed to doing the best you can for people you support?
This post is an excellent opportunity at a time of considerable development. As a Social Work Assistant (Assessment and Review) within the Care at Home Team, you will have responsibility for undertaking community care assessments in line with Self-Directed Support and Carer legislation. The post will play a key role in the delivery of community services and will involve assessing service users’ needs and monitoring and reviewing care within agreed timescales.
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, under the supervision of Care at Home Team Leaders and provide support to deliver the Council’s statutory duties in relation to care management activity.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, IT and communication skills. Successful applicants will be required to be flexible in approach and have the ability to travel across the locality.
An HND or SVQ in Social Care, or equivalent, is desirable.
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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