The Learning Disability Team are looking for a qualified social worker to join the established team. Ideally, applicants will have some experience working with this service user group in a Health or Social Care setting and some general experience working in the community.
You should have an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities and a working knowledge of community care and Adult Protection principles. You will have good communication skills (both verbal and written); the ability to assess and review the needs of individuals; to prioritise workloads; case management; to manage your time effectively; meet challenges and use your initiative/work autonomously when required.
You should have good negotiating and problem solving skills; the ability to build good, trusting relationships with supported people, colleagues and other professional staff; have a history of honesty and integrity and be an effective team member. You will have the confidence to challenge and manage conflict/concern.
A degree in Social Work and registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker is essential. A Diploma in Social Work with SSSC registration as a social worker is an acceptable alternative.
The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update/check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Midlothian Council.
CLOSING DATE: 12th October 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: Week beginning 18th October
Position Title: Social Worker (Learning Disability Team)
Directorate: Heath & Social Care
Location: Fairfield House
Contract Status: 12 months Fixed Term
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00, Friday 09:00 – 15:30
Weeks per year: 52
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum salary for this position is £35,409.34 per annum. Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will normally be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email [email protected] to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.
Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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