Stirling Council is changing, just as Stirling is changing. We are transforming how we work and deliver our services. Working with our community planning partners, Stirling Council is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for every child who lives in the Stirling area. The “Stirling Plan” is clear, with an ambitious vision for the area to be somewhere everyone can thrive.
We are looking for a number of qualified Social Workers who, like us, are committed to making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. These opportunities are full time, permanent posts; available are in a range of long term and duty teams across our Children & Families service.
You will work within a team of Social Work and Family Support staff in their efforts to identify and address local need and risk, to promote community wellbeing and safety. Within Stirling we want to significantly improve the experience for children and young people in our care and to utilise all of the strengths within the wider family and wider community, ultimately shifting the balance of care.
You will carry a varied workload, ranging from voluntary involvement, up to and including children subject to Child Protection processes, and those subject to Compulsory Care within the Children’s Hearing system, including those looked after away from home. We work with children and young people from pre-birth through to the age of 26, where required, supporting them through significant life transitions. Our aim is to support early and effective change, and to make timely decisions for children who may require permanent alternative care.
Along with excellent written and oral communication skills, you will have a working knowledge of GIRFEC, relevant legislation and have proven organisational skills, along with the ability to be flexible in your response to demands as required. You will be expected to have an awareness of national drivers seeking improvement in Social Work Services, work with a certain amount of autonomy but will be accountable to the responsible Team Leader.
Applicants must either – possess a Degree / Diploma in Social Work or equivalent, or be Social Worker students due to qualify before 30th September 2021 and be registered with SSSC. Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
The successful candidate will be required to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) for children. If your application is progressed after the interview, you will be asked to complete the form and have your details verified.
It is Stirling Council’s policy to ask that you pay for this.
If you’ve got the right skills for the job we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.
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