West Dunbartonshire HSCP Children & Families.
We are currently looking to recruit qualified social workers across a range of posts within our busy Children & Families Teams. We are looking for individuals who share our vision in fulfilling The Promise through direct relationships with children, young people and families as well as being enthusiastic, creative and holding a strong commitment to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are a very supportive team who work hard to improve social work practice and inform policy direct from our experiences of working with children, young people and their families.
We welcome applications from qualified social workers who share our commitment to social work values, and who have a commitment to ensuring children, young people and their families areactive contributors in the assessment and planning processes supporting the realisation of positive change in their lives.
We have an experienced Management Team committed to providing excellent supervision, and who will support you in your day to day work in considering strengths, vulnerabilities and risk and planning proportionately to meet agreed outcomes using the GIRFEC national practice model.
We provide support to Newly Qualified Social Workers through a reduced and protected caseload offering a range of learning opportunities in the first year in the field, and are also looking to create additional opportunities via group supervision and peer support.
West Dunbartonshire HSCP is committed to redesigning Children’s Social Work Services; successful applicants will therefore be in a position to both influence and contribute to this exciting agenda.
West Dunbartonshire Council operates a flexible working policy which is open to consideration where this meets the Service needs.
A DipSW/CQSW/CSS qualification or equivalent is essential, as is SSSC registration.
We have permanent and fixed term opportunities (to 30/04/2023) based at both Aurora House, Clydebank and Bridge Street, Dumbarton.
Please contact Mark Mulvenna, Scott Barclay or Elaine Kelly (Team Leaders) on 0141 562 8800 for further details or for an informal discussion.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Adults and/or Children 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.
WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:
• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 24 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 34 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support
Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.
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