SLA05088 - Social Worker CAReS - Clydesdale Community Addiction Recovery Services

Posted 8 January by South Lanarkshire Council
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South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership are looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker for an exciting new opportunity to work within the Community Addiction Recovery Services in Clydesdale in South Lanarkshire.

The main duties of the post are:

  1. To assess the needs of service users and their families and deliver appropriate evidence based interventions to support those needs.
  2. To ensure that public protection thresholds are assessed and take the lead in any child or adult protection cases within the CAReS team.
  3. to work closely with the CAReS Team Leader and contribute to the integration of NHS Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council’s alcohol and drug services within Clydesdale

The successful candidate must hold a degree level qualification in Social Work and, where appropriate, be registered with an appropriate professional body. Direct experience of working with this service user group is also a requirement of this post.

For informal enquiries contact: Frances McMahon, CAReS (Team Leader) on

 Closing Date: Sunday 20th January 2019

RequirementsCandidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

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

This post is considered Regulated Work with 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 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.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees 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 competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

Reference: 36977906

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