South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire. The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire. In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.
Location: Hamilton Family Support Hub
An opportunity has arisen for a fixed term team leader post based within the new Hamilton Family Support Hub.
The successful candidate will oversee requests for assistance to social work and child concern referrals from police colleagues and have a leadership role in ensuring families get the right help, at the right time. The successful candidates will also be responsible for providing support and supervision to social work staff who are providing whole family support to families in need with the aim of diverting them away from looked after or child protection procedures where possible.
Applicants should have a good knowledge of The Independent Care Review findings, the recommendations in The Promise, the Scottish’s Government’s Whole Family Approach and child protection procedures. An ability to work in partnership and preventatively with other agencies, families and the community will also be essential.
For further information on the position please email [email protected].
Foreign Police Check Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad. Legislative Information This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003. Regulated Work with Chilcren and/or Protected Adults This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults. 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 South Lanarkshire Council. Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.
As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
• Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
• Up to 33 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
• Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
• Occupational sick pay
• Family friendly policies – flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
• Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
• Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
Please apply online. All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland. Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position. South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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