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SLA04496 - Social Worker Children and Justice Services

SLA04496 - Social Worker Children and Justice Services

Posted 13 August by South Lanarkshire Council Featured Ended
Job Description

Social Work Resources

South Lanarkshire Children and Justice Services are recruiting a social worker to fill a vacant permanent post within the pan Lanarkshire Court Services team.

As a Social Worker within our Justice Service you will work as part of a dedicated Court based Social Work Team providing statutory social work services across North and South Lanarkshire authorities covering the Hamilton, Airdrie and Lanark Sheriff Courts.  Candidates will have previous experience in statutory Social Work services with a confident approach to working with court and wider judiciary personnel. Candidates should have a clear understanding of risk assessments and be able to prioritise their workload.  Excellent assessment, report writing and communication skills are also essential to this post.  This post requires the ability to be flexible towards place of work and be in a position to travel between courts.

You will be line managed by a Senior Social Worker and your supervision and professional development will be an essential element of your post. You will work as part of South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership and work in collaboration with a range of statutory and third sector agencies.

This post requires approved qualifications in Social Work e.g. Degree in Social Work / Dip SW/CQSW/CSS Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is also mandatory.

Any enquiries relating to this post please contact Jim Johnston Team Leader for Court Services on.


Employment History/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.

Closing Date: Monday 13 August 2018

Interview Dates: TBC.

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland. 

This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with 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.

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South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages 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 competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

Reference: 35759876

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