Social Worker (2) (Fixed Term)
£39,813 – £42,687
Dumfries & Galloway Council Social Work Services are seeking to appoint Social Workers to join the Social Work Resettlement Support Team offering support to Ukrainian Displaced People living across Dumfries and Galloway.
The primary focus of the team is to provide a regionwide generic operational social work service which offers advice, guidance, and support to Children, Young People, Adults & Families who require Social Work Support as they establish their lives in Scotland.
The post holder will also undertake Safeguarding Checks, including Accommodation and Disclosure Scotland checks on all new applicants offering Hosting accommodation within their homes to Ukrainian Displaced People seeking refuge.
This is a region wide team providing a comprehensive service to Host families and Ukraine Displaced People living in Welcome Hub, Homes for Ukraine, and Super Sponsor arrangements.
This is a 36 hour per week region wide post which is based in the Irish Street Office Dumfries.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone to be able to play a part in the Humanitarian response on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Government.
The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated individual.
Good communication is essential between all relevant Local Authority stakeholders as we work in partnership with resettlement colleagues across the region.
You will need the energy and enthusiasm to make significant contributions to the work of the team. We have a strong commitment to learning, and professional development and offer regular student placements. You will be supported to undertake training opportunities to enhance your personal development to gain further qualifications as appropriate.
You will need to have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high quality practice. You will have the ability to prepare thorough assessments leading to recommendations based on the analysis. You will be committed to evidence-based practice and will receive good support and regular supervision.
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.
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.
You should be a qualified Social Worker or working toward qualification presently.
This post is fixed term for up to 12 months.
This post may be suitable for secondment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.
For further information please contact,
Social Worker Jamie Wilson 07789616957
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