Social Worker – Adult Services (16/466)
£28,125.17 – £30,256.67
You will be required to work 29 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year within an Adult Social Work team based in Castle Douglas.
Your primary responsibility will be to assess the needs and risks of /to service users in their own homes, community hospitals and residential homes. This is done in conjunction with service users, their families &/or carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the community. Experience of working with older people would be beneficial. Knowledge of community services for older adults in the statutory, third and independent sectors would be beneficial.
You will be expected to practice using protective legislation, in particular the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act in addition to Community Care Legislation. A good working knowledge of self- directed support would be beneficial. You will need to have excellent communication, assessment, analytical and co-ordination skills.
You will need to prepare assessments of need and risk and be able to prepare plans that flow for these. You will be committed to evidence-based practice and will receive good support, regular supervision and opportunities for development. A Dip/SW/CQSW/CSS qualification or equivalent is essential as is registration with the Scottish Council for Social Services.
A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.
For further information please contact Sandra Gyaltsen, Acting Team Manager; Donna Fisher or Shona McCreadie on 030 3333 3001
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