Temporary maternity cover for approx. 10 months
Days and hours of work:
Monday – Friday, 09.00-17.00
To start asap
East Lothian Children’s Services has an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join the Disability Team. The team consists of a team leader, 2 senior practitioners, 2.5 social workers, 1.5 family support workers and has dedicated administrative support. The Disability Team provides a social work service to children and young people with complex and enduring disabilities and their families across East Lothian. The team also provides a family based respite service – Share the Care – to children, young people and their families. We are looking to recruit a team member who has knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with disabilites and their families and who has experience of working with complex situations and who can work under pressure.
Applicants should have a sound value base, excellent communication and report writing skills and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of children and families social work role and responsibilities.
This vacancy is temporary to cover for maternity leave.
Full current driving licence is essential for this post
East Lothian Children’s Services are keen to recruit workers who are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are committed to promoting an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation and prioritise continuous professional development and learning. Our staff are our greatest asset and we strive to be supportive, inclusive and child centred by prioritising effective supervision, manageable caseloads and a healthy work life balance. Our vision is to support children and young people to live and learn in East Lothian and our staff are involved in developing services and implementing improvement activity around this goal. We have an accessible, on site senior management team who are committed to recruiting the best people to compliment the wide range of knowledge and experience that exists throughout the service.
If you wish to discuss this job vacancy or working for Children’s Services in East Lothian Council, please feel free to contact the Service Manager on the details below:
Emma Clater 01875 824 381.
To provide an effective service to service users and their families/carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo
If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/contact-us.
If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on [email protected]
Please note: We do not accept CV’s (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.
Permanent Children’s Support Worker position paying £10 per hour plus £30 per sleep in. Your new company Hays Nottingham are...Apply For This Job
Senior Practitioner, Permanent, Fostering, Court Southend Council are looking to appoint a Senior Practitioner to provide parenting assessments, including PAMS...Apply For This Job
Child Protection Social Worker, Permanent, Southend Your New Organisation Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By...Apply For This Job
A&I Social Worker, permanent Your New Organisation Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend...Apply For This Job
Part Time 18.5hrs per week, Child Protection Social Worker, Permanent Your New Organisation Our vision is A Southend Where All...Apply For This Job
Supervising Social Worker, Fostering, Agency, £35.00 Your New Organisation Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By...Apply For This Job