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Social Worker - Care Home Assessment and Review Team - 2 posts

Social Worker - Care Home Assessment and Review Team - 2 posts

Posted 21 October by east lothian council
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Vacancy Information

Salary £29509-£33250 per annum  (£16.17-£18.22 per hour)

Post 1
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday 
To start ASAP


Post 2
Temporary full time secondment cover until April 2019
35hours per week
Monday to Friday 
To start ASAP


East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership serves a diverse, semi-rural community of around 100,000 people. Excellent road and rail links make us easily accessible from Fife, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Social Workers interested in the challenges of working in a front line team involved in several aspects of the Partnership's work with care homes for older people. This includes supporting service users and their families through the assessment and planning process when a move to residential care from hospital may be necessary.

The Partnership is committed to ensuring that service users receive high quality care and support that is most appropriate for their needs. The successful candidate will have a pivotal role in this area of work. This will involve carrying out reviews of placements, helping service users to identify positive outcomes, responding to Adult Support & Protection concerns, building relationships with providers and ensuring the quality of care homes services.  

You will be expected to work flexibly and contribute towards a multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Occuaptional Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Community Care Workers reporting to the team's Senior Practitoner and Assistant Area Manager.

Job Details

To provide an effective service to service users and their families/carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Qualifications
Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG/Disclosure Requirements
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

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Reference: 36283296

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