SLA12779 - Social Worker (Adult and Older People's Services) Campaign - SLA12779 - Care Appointments

South Lanarkshire Council

SLA12779 - Social Worker (Adult and Older People's Services) Campaign - SLA12779 - Care Appointments

£43615

South Lanarkshire Council, Birniehill, South Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 25 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: e2b4c60aaffa4617b2127f3799025a58

Full Job Description

Social Workers within Adult and Older People's Services provide a professional service to our client groups. We would welcome applications from registered Social Workers and from Final Year Degree in Social Work Students looking to start their career as a Social Worker. Final year students must be qualified within 2 months of applying. We provide dedicated support for newly qualified workers to aid their learning and professional development in the supported year. You will have the opportunity to access a diverse range of career development opportunities, including management development, mental health services, as well as senior practitioner roles. Starting salary for newly qualified Social Workers is £37,867 with the potential to advance to £43,615 within two years of employment.

You will work as an effective member of the team, helping us to make a positive difference in the community. You will provide an effective assessment and care management service incorporating any relevant statutory duties. You will undertake casework involving partnership working and provide professional advice and guidance to individuals, families and groups within the community.

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills to complete all formal, informal reports and case notes which need to be of a high standard. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to gain their trust to help them get the best from our services. You should be able to deal with a variety of situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed. You will need to assess and cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgmental way., All applicants must be registered or in the process of registering with Scottish Social Services Council and hold Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent. A wish for Mental Health Officer and Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Social Work (MHO) Award or equivalent is desirable.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.

Social Work Resources are committed to providing services for children, young people, families, adults and older people who are in need of care and protection.

Vacancies available in Hamilton, Rutherglen and East Kilbride Localities.

As one of the largest Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland, our aim is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme

  • Up to 33 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role

  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)

  • Occupational sick pay

  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave

  • Employee Discounts - including discounts at the cinema

  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)