The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 13 October 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
You will be working in a busy and supportive Family Placement Team, undertaking recruitment and assessment of prospective carers and supervising approved foster carers. You will also undertake kinship assessments. You will participate in the development and delivery of training and support for carers. You will play an active part in matching the needs of children requiring placements to the skills and attributes of carers. You will also carry out all other statutory duties associated with the post. Key to this process is working in partnership with service users and other professionals. We are committed to the continuing professional development of staff and will support you by regular supervision.
You must have a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and registration with SSSC is essential.
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates 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 West Lothian Council.
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