Social Worker - Children's Wellbeing (15+ LAC/TAC Team)

East Lothian Council
£29,180 - £32,921 per year
09 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary: £29180 - £32921 per annum (£15.99-£18.04 per hour)
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start October/November

This social worker post is located in the 15+ Looked After Children/  Throughcare Aftercare Supervisory Group in Children's Services. The team comprises of an experienced Team Leader who is supported by two Senior Practitioners, a Throughcare After Care Nurse and a team comprising of social workers and family support workers. We are a busy team committed to supporting our care experienced young people and young adults to realise their Pathway Plans. Many of these care experienced young people and young adults are actively contributing to our developing Champions Board.

The successful candidate will hold a manageable caseload of looked after young people, promote the Continuing Care agenda, offer support to care experienced young adults and have opportunities to participate in and facilitate group work. There is also an opportunity to undertake some youth justice work. We value our strong network of partners both within the Council and with external agencies who share our passion to Get It Right for Every Care Experienced Young Person and Young Adult in East Lothian.

Job Details

To provide an effective service to vulnerable children, young people and their families/carers, promoting a high standard of practice, in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and procedures.

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

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Approved qualification in Social Work, and SSSC registration.

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

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.

Additional Information

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See also:
Social Worker FINAL Grade 9.pdf