East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership are recruiting social workers that are keen to join us as we embark on a journey of transformation with focus on services that work alongside children and families. We are adopting the principles of Scotland’s Independent Care review and The Promise to ensure that we can deliver better outcomes which are family and community focussed. We are looking for individuals who can help shape our practice and culture by working alongside families and other partners to build strengths and resilience with a focus on relationships and support.
We provide tailored support and supervision along with a wide range of training and learning opportunities as you develop your career in social work. For newly qualified social workers we offer a structured development programme to help you build your practice knowledge and skills.
This is an exciting time for the HSCP and we are looking for motivated, creative and dynamic social workers who are passionate about providing the caring and quality support to our children and families.
We will be holding a virtual information sharing event on Tuesday 16 March at 16.30 so you can hear about our service and what we can offer and respond to questions you may want to ask. If you would like to take part please contact the children and families social work admin support team on 01563 554200 and then option 2 with your name, phone number and e-mail address so that you can be sent the link for the event.
For any other enquiries about the posts please contact one of the three service managers, Kirsty Hewitt, Jen McKean or Martin Egan through the same number You should have a Social Work Qualification and some experience of working with children would be an advantage.
The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council. Please note:- PVG members’ records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.
We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”. With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level.
These are full time permanent post based within Children’s Health Care, Johnnie Walker Bond, Kilmarnock.
Annual Salary – £36,022- £39,385 which includes 5% market premium
Please note; The information provided above are the standard conditions for this post. However, due to the current outbreak of Covid 19 you may/will be required to work from home until advised otherwise.
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