Fixed Term until 31 December 2021
You will be based in the Child Disability Service where commitment and energy are essential to the delivery of a high quality service. You will be part of a supportive busy team, which delivers statutory services to children/young people with disability and their families.
You will be working with children/young people with a range of disabilities and their families. You will undertake assessments of need such as S23 and S24 assessments, and where appropriate develop care plans to meet identified need and review these plans. You will also carry out all other statutory duties associated with the post including child protection and completion of reports for the children’s hearing. Key to this process is working in partnership with service users and other professionals.
We are committed to the continuing professional development of staff and will support you by regular supervision and opportunities for relevant training.
A professional Social Work qualification and registration with SSSC are essential. We welcome applications from experienced workers as well as newly qualified social workers. Successful applicants for this post will be subject to checks via the PVG scheme. Previous experience of working in a children and families local authority post and of working with children with disabilities would be desirable as would an understanding of the self directed support act.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the West Lothian Council
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account.
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