Social Worker (Fixed Term for 23 months) – PKC10707
£40,243 – £42,946
Almondbank House, Perth
This 23 month Children’s Rights post is crucial in ensuring that PKC meets it’s obligations under the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) it will do this through playing a critical role in helping children and young people understand and experience their rights. This post will not only promote these rights and their implications to PKC staff, external agencies and organisations, parents and young people but will also ensure young people should be involved in decisions that affect them.
Working with our MSYP’s and local youth forums the post will ensure that young people’s rights are upheld and that the young persons voice is heard.
The post will be Perth and Kinross wide and will involve working with a number of statutory and third sector partners gathering the opinions and thoughts of young people. This post will also be integral in supporting Perth and Kinross’s strategy for young people.
Perth and Kinross Council is looking for a qualified individual who is motivated with a flexible working approach. A proactive person that can demonstrate persistence towards inspiring young people.
The successful applicant will be qualified with a Social Work degree and have the knowledge and commitment to working with young people and be able to work alongside them to set goals, ensure their delivery and have the ability to evaluate and report on these.
This post may be suitable for candidates who have recently completed their Social Work Degree but have not yet graduated. In this circumstance, a Social Work Assistant or Senior Social Care Officer contract will be offered until you receive your qualifying certificate and are eligible to register with the SSSC as a Social Worker.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Brian Hutton, Improvement Officer on 01738 474591.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!
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