NLC10 £33,531 – £39,219
(with immediate access to Senior Practitioner status if eligible)
Would you like to join us to make a difference and change lives?
North Lanarkshire Council has ambition. As Scotland’s fourth largest local authority we are committed to delivering quality services that provide best value, create prosperity, achieves social justice and meets local needs across the area. We know that delivering quality services starts with having the right people working here, in the right job at the right time, with the right skills, abilities and attributes to fulfil our commitment of delivering high quality services.
We currently have opportunities across Adult Health & Social Care and Education & Families including Justice. You will provide quality health and social care services promoting a high standard of practice. You will be central to our assessment and care planning responsibilities consistent with National and Council policies, procedures, practice and service standards.
You must have a CQSW/DipSW, BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role.
In return we can offer you a positive professional working experience with a commitment to continuous professional development, including access to senior practitioner status. Social Workers who are currently recognised as Senior or Enhanced Practitioner in their current posts who can evidence at interview they meet the criteria for Senior Practitioner status as follows:-
Criteria 1 – 2 years post qualification experience and registered with the SSSC.
Criteria 2 – Completion of relevant post qualification courses. Relevant qualifications which must include courses which contain supervised practice / work based assessment
Criteria 3 – Evidence of consistent use of this training in own practice and the promotion of the service.
Criteria 4 – Evidence of a positive attitude to the Social Work task, to the provision of support to colleagues, and to the development of teamwork and sustained effort to support the service priorities.
Will be considered by the panel for Temporary Senior Practitioner status, this would then be conditional on panel review within 9 months at which point you would require to demonstrate you fully meet the criteria for the Scheme.
Temporary posts will be for 3 months, subject to review.
Working here at North Lanarkshire Council
If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.
For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub.
North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.
Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.
We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.
The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process.
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