Vacancy posted: Thursday, 11 Oct 2012
Grade: Grade 10 £31,059 - £33,982
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Family Placement Team, 47 West Road, Irvine
Vetting by Disclosure Scotland
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and 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 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 North Ayrshire Council. Please note: Successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted from your wages following the commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
What is the Role? To work with people who use social services to assess and respond to their care requirements ensuring that they receive the support they need, within the context of relevant legislation and the reserved functions of the Social Worker, registration requirements, Council policies and procedures and recognised best practice.
What will you do?
You will assume care management responsibilities, carrying out assessment of service users' needs and risks, investigate, assess and develop risk management plans, prepare reports and make recommendations to hearings, provide appropriate advice and guidance and promote and raise awareness of the service.
What do you need to bring to the Role?
You will have a Diploma/Degree in Social Work or equivalent, substantial experience of working within a chldren and families team and experience within fostering and adoption. Experience in planning and delivering evidence based support, registered or in the process of registering with the SSSC, knowledge of the policy and legislative context of the delivery of Social Services, be able to apply theory to practice and have the ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire.
Job Reference: NAY003044
Closing Date: 05-Nov-2012
About North Ayrshire Council
Home to 138,000 people, North Ayrshire covers an area of 340 square miles and includes the islands of Arran, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae. Our dramatic coastal scenery, rolling hills and long sandy beaches make for a fantastic place for you and your family and friends to visit. Why work for us? If you think working for your local council is about sweeping roads and collecting Council Tax then think again. There's no such thing as a 'typical' job with us - just countless opportunities to make a real difference to North Ayrshire. From inspecting restaurants to caring for the local environment, North Ayrshire Council employees are hard at work making North Ayrshire the best it can be. Day in, day out, we’re responsible for delivering a huge variety of services to around 138,000 people. Working for North Ayrshire Council provides a career that’s challenging and rewarding. We’ll support your professional progression and development all the way.