Social Worker (Fixed Term for 2 Years) – PKC06807
£37,559 – £40,487
Strathearn & Kinross Fieldwork Team, Community School of Auchterarder
A fixed term 2 year vacancy has arisen for a full-time Social Worker in the Strathearn & Kinross Fieldwork Team, which is based in Auchterarder. The team covers the Crieff, Comrie, Auchterarder and Kinross areas.
You will carry a varied caseload. The post offers the opportunity to undertake child protection risk assessments and work with Looked After Children living at home and those who are accommodated often through the Children’s Hearing system. In addition, you will be involved in parenting support and care planning. You will be expected to work in line with the principles of “Getting it Right for Every Child” putting inter-agency working at the forefront of your practice. There are resources and services available to you to support your work with children and young people who will range from age 0-17.
You should have excellent report writing skills, the ability to prioritise your workload and be able to meet timescales. You will also be an effective communicator and be able to work collaboratively with key partners, children and their families.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated Social Worker to join our team with a genuine interest in supporting children and their families. It is important that you display sensitivity, respectfulness, patience and compassion and respect confidentiality at all times.
You must have a Degree in Social Work or equivalent as recognised by SSSC.
On-going professional development relating to the role will be offered.
You must have a valid, full driving licence.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Carol Shearman, Team Leader, on 01764 661441.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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