Would you like an opportunity to use your existing social work skills whilst developing a specialist area of practice?
Renfrewshire Council’s Kinship Team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Social Worker to join the Kinship Team working across the Renfrewshire area. This is an exciting role where you will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge in Kinship care to families and their carer’s and be part of a fresh Team which was established 3-years ago. Your role will be to support and assess children’s needs and support current kinship carers and assess potential carers. You will also be involved in Child Protection Investigations and assessments.
You will join a committed, lively, and experienced team who are always striving to improve the service to all those involved with Kinship care. You will be an experienced and qualified Social Worker with a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and whilst not essential, it would be advantageous if you have undertaken and passed competence-based training on Mental Health or Child Protection Risk Assessments. You will be registered with SSSC and have knowledge of social work procedures and policies; a knowledge of legislation concerning social work; effective organisational, interpersonal, IT, assessment and communication skills both verbal and written. You must have an understanding of the needs and experiences of looked after Children, and experience within a Children and Families setting. You must have experience in client supervision, undertaking individual work and co-working and multi-agency working. Experience of working with clients who have addiction, housing and employability issues is desirable but not essential as is knowledge and experience of SWIFT.
You will be motivated and flexible in your approach, able to work outwith normal hours on occasions; committed to Social Work values with the ability to prioritise and manage your workload and have the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative and build strong relationships with other professionals. It is desirable that you can demonstrate self-awareness and an ability to use these qualities in your work with clients.
We can offer opportunities for full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain our commitment to continuous improvement.
If successful, you will be required to become a PVG Scheme Member. If you would like further information in relation to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.
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