Senior Practitioner - Children's Wellbeing

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: ú33,907 - ú38,232
Location: Tranent

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: EAL01566

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will beáplaced onáthe first point of the salary scale.

Salary: ú33907 - ú38232áper annum
Permanent full timeáposition
To start asap

Senior Practitioner based in the Protection and Family Support Groupá We are looking for someone experienced and proficient in assessments/report writing and direct interventions with clients and most specifically with an interest in Youth Justice. Experience in YJ whilstábeneficial is not essential as it will be a relatively small part of the job.

A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential requirements of this post.

Job Details

To provide and promote a high standard of practice within Children's Wellbeing and in multi-agency settings, through the provision of a service to vulnerable children, young people and their families/carers, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the pageáfor the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Essential: Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration.
Post qualifying award in Child Protection or post qualifying award in Practice Teaching or post qualifying award in Mental Health.
Full current driving licence and access to a vehicle.

PVG Membership
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.

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