ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Adult and Learning Disability Social Work
Social Worker, All Age Disabilities Team (2 posts)
35 hours per week
£40,608 – £43,054 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
We would like to recruit a skilled and experienced social worker to join our busy team providing advice, guidance, care and support to children, young adults and older adults with a learning disability and, their carers. We are looking for an energetic and creative social worker who can make the best use of local resources and, work as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team.
Outcomes focused principles are at the heart of our practice and we are committed to supporting people to live independently as far as possible. Person centred planning is a crucial element of the role and we have, as a wider social work service, fully implemented the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (S) Act 2013.
The postholder will support team members, adults and their families and carers, to balance the complex areas of risk and need with choice and rights. The postholder will also be able to provide advice and guidance if necessary, 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.
We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and continuing professional development.
You should be travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the service. Travel to our outer isles by boat or plane is part of managing work in our island community.
All Social Workers employed by Orkney Islands Council are required to participate in the standby emergency duty rota providing emergency social work services out with normal office hours.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults. The successful applicant must be registered with the SSSC.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynne Nicolson, Team Manager (Interim), Adult Social Work or Cathy Martin, Service Manager (Adult and Learning Disability) Social Work on 01856 873535.
Closing Date: Sunday 5 March 2023
Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.
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