Based in Stornoway for 14.8 hours per week for a fixed term from 1/9/2021 – 31/5/2022.
To work within a Practice Team (Children & Families) as a Social Worker undertaking an integrated range of social work services in relation to child welfare promotion and support for children and their families: arranging and supporting care placements for children who require to live away from home, preventative work and joint work with other agencies as required, working to the direction of the Team Leader.
To work and develop data to assist with understanding trends and target service delivery alongside the Team Leader.
To deliver these services in accordance with current legislation and Comhairle procedures and standards.
To work, where necessary, in supporting other statutory Social Work services within the Local Authority
You must be a qualified Social Worker, and have knowledge of principles of good practice in child centred -assessment, case management and planning processes. Up-to-date knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance in children and families work.
You must be able to undertake assessment of need in a range of child care situations and be able to participate in and to promote good inter agency working.
You should have experience of undertaking assessment, child centred planning and case reviewing.
You will have a willingness to assist in other statutory Social Work services within the Local Authority when required and directed to do so.
Full driving licence essential.
The salary for the above post includes Distant Islands Allowance and appointment is on the first point of the scale.
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