Senior Social Worker - South East Cluster - EDN28137


Senior Social Worker - South East Cluster - EDN28137

£40,001 - £50,000

CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL, Southhouse, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 6 days ago, 8 Jul | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: 22-07-2024 (In 7 days)

job Ref: EDN28137

Full Job Description

Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Senior Social Worker
South East Cluster

Salary: £42,717 - £50,550
Hours: 36 per week

Edinburgh is an exciting city. Excellent opportunities exist to join us and contribute towards helping all our citizens flourish. The Edinburgh City Health & Social Care Partnership (EHSCP) is on a journey to transform the way in which Social Work delivers support and services. There is a transformation programme to ensure that we support adults and older adults with multiple and complex needs and with increasing levels of frailty to live as independently as possible. We work effectively together to ensure that people within our City get the right service in the right place at the right time. We work in partnership across services with our health colleagues and a broad range of partners and we have a key priority in promoting more effective early intervention and preventative supports.

We are looking for a Senior Social Worker who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of the adult citizens of Edinburgh. Someone energetic, imaginative, creative, resilient, motivated, enthusiastic, and able to lead a team of workers to make the best use of local resources. Trauma informed, relationships and strengths based social work is at the heart of our practice. We use the 3 Conversations approach to understand what really matters to people, what needs to happen next for them, and how we can be most useful. We also have the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 at the heart of our practice, to provide a range of choices to people for how they are provided with the support they need.

You will oversee your team who will undertake a range of statutory tasks including assessments and support planning, risk assessment and risk management and carers’ assessments. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team that supports adults, their families, and carers, to balance the complex areas of risk and need with choice and rights. You will also be able to provide to your team advice, support, guidance and, if necessary, support interventions, should an adult be at risk of harm and in need of protection under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 or Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

This is an important role within our locality, and you will be a key part of the leadership team, who are very supportive and well established. You will have regular supervision and training. You must have the ability to quickly build positive, productive relationships. You will need to be highly proactive, have good leadership skills, significant professional experience in Adult Services and a good knowledge of adult support and protection. You must hold a professional qualification in social work and be registered with the SSSC.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.


As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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