ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Adult Social Work
Social Worker (Adult Social Work Team)
35 hours per week
£38,585 – £40,975 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
We would like to recruit skilled and experienced Social Workers who are energetic, imaginative and creative, and can make the best use of local resources within Orkney.
You will undertake a range of statutory tasks including co-ordinating and undertaking single shared assessments, risk assessment and risk management and, where appropriate, Carers’ assessments. There is also significant emphasis on prevention of hospital admission and on safe discharge planning.
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will support multidisciplinary team members, adults and their families and carers, to balance the complex areas of risk and need with choice and rights. You will also be able to provide advice, support, guidance and, if necessary, interventions, should an adult be at risk of harm and in need of protection under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 or Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
Strengths based social work is at the heart of our practice and, as a team, we have fully implemented the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 to provide a range of choices to people for how they are provided with support. The successful candidates will work in a supportive, well established team and have regular supervision sessions.
Travel to our outer isles by boat or plane is part of managing work in our island community. Applicants must be able to travel efficiently and effectively, between various work locations within Orkney, in order to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
All registered Social Workers employed by Orkney Islands Council participate in the emergency out of hours social work rota – this includes evenings, overnights and weekends.
If any successful applicants hold the Mental Health Officer Award or Practice Learning Qualification this will attract a further two increments on the salary scale at G10.
You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
These posts are subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and children. Applicants are required to be registered, or in the process of registering, with the SSSC.
For a discussion about any of these posts, please contact Cathy Martin, Service Manager, Adult Services on 01856 873535, ext. 2643 or [email protected]
Closing Date: Sunday 27 November 2022
Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council policy.
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