Social Worker - EAY10130

East Ayrshire Council

Social Worker - EAY10130

£30,001 - £40,000

East Ayrshire Council, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 18-07-2024 (In 2 days)

job Ref: EAY10130

Full Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for a Social Worker to join our friendly supportive team in the North Front Door Service in Kilmarnock. You will be part of a team of social workers and support assistants to support people to access support in their community, build strong partnership links with voluntary sector services and support people to access Social Work support as required.

You will support a team to work with a person centred approach to enable people to access social support, connection within the community and support reablement in partnership with Occupational therapists. You will work closely with other Social Workers and professionals to ensure the person is at the centre of the support. You will also deliver statutory duties including Adult and Support and Protection, and Adults with Incapacity legislation.

You will be innovative and enthusiastic, have excellent organisational skills and be a clear and effective communicator. Previous experience of working in a community setting and an understanding of the legal frameworks and the Local authority’s statutory responsibilities relevant to Social work are essential.

Please see the job description and person specification for more details.


The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council. Please note:- PVG members' records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Employment References

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Additional Information

This is a full time permanent post based within Locality Services.

Hours of Work - Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri-9am-4pm

Annual Salary - £41,049 - £44,717 inclusive of a 5% Market Forces payment.

The work style for this post is ‘Flexible’ - 50-79% of time is office based. Able to work at different/ multiple work locations. Occasionally works at home, or another location 1-2 days per week, or directly home to external appointments.

The admin base for this post is the Johnnie Walker Bond, Kilmarnock.

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