Social Worker, Children and Families Services

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Salary: £31,972 - £34,436
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: ORK01336


Children & Families Services

Social Worker

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 January†2017
£33,970 - £36,434 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking to appoint a qualified Social Worker to join our well established Children and Families Team on a temporary basis.

You will be part of a small team covering the full range of statutory duties. You will be expected to undertake standby duty on a rota basis. We will provide regular supervision and guidance within a supportive team.

Orkney Health and Care have a commitment to developing preventative and non-statutory intervention. We have invested time and finances into this approach including developing social pedagogy and systemic practice.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting our staff to develop their career through local and national training opportunities and continuing professional development.

You will hold a relevant qualification, DipSW or equivalent, and registration with SSSC.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

Applications will be welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified workers. Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Peter McAndrew, Senior Practitioner, Children and Families Team, Tel: 01856 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 30 October 2016

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post.

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About Orkney Islands Council

Forget images of remote islands - Orkney is well served by superb modern transport links.

Forget the idea of a few people in the middle of no-where - Orkney is home to over 20,000 people.

Orkney may bring to mind certain images, but the chances are they are, to say the least, a little off the mark. Sure, we're a bit off the beaten track, but the needs of our community are just the same as anywhere else. And, as a result, the opportunities we can offer you are comparable with those you'll find elsewhere. Of course, there are a few differences: for starters Orkney consists of 100,000 hectares spread over 70+ small islands (19 of which are inhabited), so, like our service users, you'll need to make the most of the transportation links which are vital to Orkney's social and economic well-being.

Orkney Islands Council may be the smallest local authority in Scotland, but we can offer some big challenges. And big opportunities. This could be your big chance to make the move, and make a difference.

OIC has an impact on many aspects of everyday life. With around 1,800 staff, we are also the countyâ€â„¢s biggest employer.

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