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 need care and protection.
An opportunity has arisen in the Lanark locality Justice Team for a Justice Social Worker. Duties of the post include providing a Social Work service in accordance with relevant legislation; preparing Criminal Justice Social Work Reports for Courts, undertaking ongoing assessments and reviews; responsibility for the case management including carrying out direct intervention work and joint working with other agencies.
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individuals to provide a professional service to our service user 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 in the Justice Services. Final year students must be qualified within 2 months of submitting their application form.
You will have a Social Work degree with knowledge of Justice Services and a clear understanding of risk assessment and management. The ability to priorities your workload and sound assessment and writing and communication skills are also essential for this post. You will be expected to record and monitor work using electronic case recording systems. You will be committed to working with our service users in a pro-active and non-judgemental manner in the community to address their risks and needs and promote public safety.
Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the department’s commitment to continuous improvement.
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.
South Lanarkshire Justice Services require all successful applicants to undertake Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) at a minimum of level 2. This is due to the requirement to access the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR ) information system.
For further information on this role contact Euan Lloyd, Operations Manager, on [email protected]
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.
All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.
Equal Opportunities ;and Armed Forces Community Covenant
South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages 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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