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Location: Orchard Brae School
Duration: Permanent and Fixed Term up to 52 weeks, Full time
Please note: Closing date may be subject to change.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent social worker post, within the Children with Disability Service. The Children with Disability Service is made up of one consultant social worker/team manager post (2 x 0.5 FTE), three social workers, three care coordinators and one children’s practitioner, who work collaboratively to ensure the needs of children with disabilities receive the care, protection, assessment and intervention they need in a timely manner.
Successful applicant to this post will take a pivotal role in the assessment, reviewing and planning for children who have complex health and disability needs and who may require a care package of support via our commissioning arrangements with third sector providers.
The work is fast paced, but rewarding, and relies on a clear understanding of eligibility criteria within Children’s Social Work, on the National Practice Model GIRFEC, as well as a sound knowledge of Child Protection, within the field of Children’s Services. Applicants should have experience of working with children and their families and must have good communication skills as well as being committed to multi-agency working due to the close joint working with colleagues from NHS Grampian, Education Service and from Third Sector partner agencies.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Professional Social Work qualification (ie DipSW, CQSW or equivalent)
PVG Membership for Regulated work with Children and Protected Adults or willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made
The post holder will be expected to demonstrate:
A Commitment to the principles of the Social Work Unit model
The ability to assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework
The ability to assess needs, formulate and implement effective social work interventions
The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for quality case work with children and families to achieve positive outcomes
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and build rapport with a range of individuals including children and families and other professionals
The ability to negotiate effectively to reach a resolution and successfully implementing change
The ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner
Please see Job Profile for further details
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact [email protected].
We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: [email protected]. We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs
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