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.
South Lanarkshire Council have a range of exciting opportunities within the redesigned family support service. Several social worker posts have become available following the councils commitment to deliver earlier, more preventative, strengths-based help and support to families. There are various posts within the newly established, locality based family support hubs. The hubs work closely with colleagues from health, education, third sector organisations and the community to address individual and wider inequalities and vulnerabilities in an attempt to prevent escalation of risk.
Within the role you will be required to respond to a high volume of referrals received from other agencies, the community and individuals who are seeking support. The collaborative approach taken within the service requires an ability to network, build relationships and develop an awareness of other resources and services within the locality.
You must be flexible enough to provide early intervention and additional or intensive family support when required.
Social Workers aligned to the family support hubs will be responsible for assessing, creating and delivering care plans regarding vulnerable pregnancies within the locality. The role will also include the completion of SCRA reports where earlier intervention can divert the requirement of statutory provision. Overall the hubs remit is to assess and manage risk to prevent a premature escalation of concerns to local statutory child and family teams and support families to use the resources available to them.
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 Children
This post is considered Regulated Work with children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
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.
All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.
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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