Three full time permanent vacancies have arisen for qualified social worker within West
Dunbartonshire HSCP Children & Families Team (Over 12’s Team).
West Dunbartonshire is an area with high levels of poverty and deprivation; parental substance misuse, poor mental health and high levels of domestic abuse are key areas of concern. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the current legislative framework and national policy agenda, placing this in the context of an area of significant deprivation across the authority.
The successful candidate will be provided with a range of opportunities including working with children looked after at home, looked after away from home, child protection, vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation, young people displaying a range of problematic behaviours and kinship care.
The ability to work effectively with a range of key partners in child and adult services, including Health, Education and Police Scotland will be a key skill, as will prioritising a caseload alongside other commitments.
The successful candidate will be offered regular supervision, training and other development opportunities.
A Degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW is essential. Previous experience is preferable but not essential.
Please contact Elaine Kelly, Team Leader on 0141 562 8800 for further details or for an informal discussion.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
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