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.
We are currently recruiting Senior Practitioners to work in our locality Children and Family Teams across South Lanarkshire.
We offer a great environment in which to work with clear career progression, an emphasis on promoting team members’ health and well-being, and opportunities for flexible working.
We have a visible and accessible management team who pride themselves on offering quality monthly supervision through reflective, open, and strengths-based support
We are passionate about social work and take pride in our profession. We promote a culture that puts people at the heart of everything we do. Practitioners are encouraged to enhance their skills, innovate to find solutions, and continually develop as professionals.
To apply for a Senior Practitioner post you will need to have extensive experience in working with children and families in a statutory setting. You will have knowledge of relevant policies, legislation, and guidance together with an ability to assess and manage risk.
To apply for a Senior Practitioner post you must have a minimum 3-year post-qualifying experience, accompanied by:
These new Senior Practitioner roles will offer a route for career progression for Social Workers who want to continue to develop their career without becoming a line manager of other workers.
These roles provide a great opportunity for forward thinking practitioners to help drive change in a progressive organisation. We are determined to make a positive impact on the lives of people who are accessing our services. If you share this vision and like what you have read, we’d love to hear from you.
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 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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