NLC10 £34,202 – £39,610 (NLC11 £37,837 – £41,668 for eligible Senior Practitioners) (Pro Rata) (Plus appropriate payment for non-core hour working)
As one of Scotland’s largest local authorities we are focussed on delivering quality Social Work services that put the people in our communities first.
Our Social Workers have a vital role in helping us deliver quality services which promotes and delivers both high standards and best value, creating prosperity, achieving social justice and importantly, meets the needs of people within our communities. This can only happen if we have the right people with the right skills, abilities and attitude.
We are recruiting to our Social Work Emergency Service (SWES) for 2 permanent, 1 temporary Social Workers and sessional Social Workers and sessional MHOs. We would welcome also Social Worker Mental Health Officers to the full-time posts, who would be eligible for senior practitioner status following appointment.
SWES provides an emergency social work response to individuals and families, including child protection, adult protection and justice services. We work closely with both internal and external partners and colleagues in Home Support, Community Alarms and Children and Families staff, who work out of hours.
We are looking for people who have a sound value base, can demonstrate a commitment to providing safe, effective and person-centred support and are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for North Lanarkshire’s most vulnerable people.
To apply you must hold a CQSW/DipSW, BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and extended post qualifying experience. We are looking for people who possess excellent communication and writing skills and can demonstrate they have the skills and abilities to gain trust and confidence to ensure we deliver the best possible outcomes. If you want to join one of our team at SWES, we would love to hear from you.
You will be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and 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 and training and support to help you transition into your new role with us.
Please note the temporary post is until 01/08/2022.
Full time posts in SWES current work pattern involves a three-week rota which includes working a combination of week day evenings between 4.30pm and 1am, and weekend early shifts between 8.30am and 5pm or late shifts between 4.30pm and 1am.
Sessional staff compliment the full-time staff and select shifts that they are available for that require cover.
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.
*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.
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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