Social Worker (Fixed Term until 19 December 2022) – PKC08216
£37,559 – £40,487
REACH, Lewis Place, Perth
REACH is an innovative and exciting initiative to provide services for young people who are Looked After or at risk of becoming Looked After and therefore “on the edge of care”.
This initiative promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to providing community-based support to young people and to their families and will reduce reliance on traditional residential care options for vulnerable young people.
Young people who enter care during their teenage years traditionally spend considerable periods of time in residential care, separated from their family and local community. We know that this is detrimental to achieving their potential and in meeting key outcomes. We have recognised the need to transform our approach to supporting vulnerable young people and their families and this new service has been specifically designed to do so in a more integrated, co-ordinated way.
A Fixed Term vacancy has arisen for a Social Worker to join our team.
Working a flexible 36-hour week and based at REACH, Perth, you will deliver frontline services to some of the most vulnerable young people across Perth and Kinross. This includes young people who are participating in high-risk behaviours; at risk of child sexual exploitation and/or are identified as being ” on the edge of care”. These young people may be subject of compulsory measures of care through the Children’s Hearing, either living at home, Looked After away from home and/or are on the Child Protection Register.
The role will require you to competently and confidently manage a varied caseload; undertake assessments of complex need and/or risk and provide written reports and recommendations to a range of forums.
You will help shape the service and working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary colleagues, will take a lead role in delivering a statutory social work service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient individual who will engage with hard-to-reach young people; motivate others, contribute to our positive team ethos and work confidently in partnership with other professional agencies to minimise risk and achieve positive outcomes for young people and their families.
You will have a degree in Social Work or equivalent as recognised by the Scottish Social Service Council.
The successful candidate will have previous experience working within a social work statutory childcare setting and will have taken a lead role in supporting young people who present with complex risk and need.
Experience and skill in the use of structured risk assessment tools (START:AV and AIM3) and CARM would be desirable.
You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Tracy Garland, Team Leader on 01738 474587 or at [email protected]
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
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