Social Worker (Fixed Term for up to 12 Months) – PKC07213
£37,559 – £40,487
Change is a Must Team, Almondbank House, Perth
Change is a Must is a multi disciplinary early years team based at Almondbank House in Perth.
Social Workers within the team undertake pre birth and post birth risk assessments of babies deemed to be at risk of abuse and neglect.
The team offers assessment and intensive family support for infants and their families, some of whom are affected by parental substance misuse, parental mental health issues and domestic violence within the family.
Social Workers are responsible for undertaking pre-birth Child Protection Risk Assessments, time scaled Parenting Capacity Assessments as well as permanence planning. Social Workers are expected to write a variety of child care reports, including Permanence Reports. Social Workers within the team work closely with Senior Social Care Officers, Health Visitors, Midwifes and a range of child and adult care workers from other services. Social Workers undertake the assessment of contacts, reflective work with parents and work within the statutory arrangements for children. Social Workers also plan, develop and deliver parenting support assisted by other team members
You should have a Social Work qualification and relevant post qualifying experience in working with children and vulnerable families.
You should have expertise in particular areas of assessment (including Child Protection), intervention and evaluation; to carry responsibility for cases with high level of need and/or risk and complexity.
For further information on this vacancy, please contact Ann-Marie Kennedy, Team Leader, Change is a Must on 01738 472260.
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.
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