Senior Social Worker (Children & Families/Youth Services Teams)

West Dunbartonshire Council
£37,647 - £41,169 per year
07 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to work within West Dunbartonshire HSCP Children & Families Management Team (Children with Disabilties) and the Youth Services Team.

Post 1 - Youth Services

The successful candidate will manage a team of social workers/youth service officers within our authority wide Youth Services Team. You will be involved in the coordination and management of service delivery for young people and their families within the framework of relevant legislation, council policy and departmental procedures.

Post 2 - Children and Families (Children with Disabilities)

The successful candidate will manage a team of Social Workers and a range of support staff. You will be involved in the coordination and management of service delivery for children and their families affected by disability, within the framework of relevant legislation, council policy and departmental procedures.

West Dunbartonshire Council has a positive reputation for innovative and imaginative service delivery and for the professional development of staff.

Please contact Elaine Kelly, Team Leader on 01389 776497 for further details or an informal discussion.


The new PVG scheme replaces enhanced disclosures when undertaking work with Children or Vulnerable Adults. This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Further details of this scheme can be found here. Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual
West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility.  For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:   More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link:

See also:
SW1553 Senior Social Worker - Children and Families.pdf
SW1563 Senior Social Worker - Youth Services.pdf