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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Hamilton Justice Social Work Locality team and we are looking to recruit a part time Social Work Assistant. The successful candidate will work closely with Social Workers to support service users in the community and promote public protection. The role will include support on a one to one and group basis for service users to promote their safety and wellbeing; address offending behaviour and promote positive outcomes.
The role requires a strong value base with a non-judgemental approach; excellent relationship building skills; an ability to work with partner agencies; strong verbal and written communication skills and a pro-active approach to problem solving.
The successful candidate should have an HNC or other relevant equivalent qualification in health and social care
Applicants should be willing to undertake any necessary training required for the role.
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.
Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.
Enquiries about this post are welcome, up to the point of application closing date.
Please contact Anne Broderick, Operational Manager, Adults and Older People [email protected]
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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