Social Worker - Children's Wellbeing (Disability 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 2016

The Disability Team works across East Lothian and provides specialist advice, assessment and support to children and young people who have complex and enduring disabilities and their families. The team also provides a family based respite service - Share the Care - to children, young people and their families. We are looking to recruit a social worker with the knowledge and experience of working with complex situations and who can work under pressure.

The post will involve both case management responsibility for children and young people with complex disabilities as well as supervising social worker role for Share the Carers who provide our family based respite service. We are looking to recruit a team member who has the knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with disabilities and who will bring a creative and "can do" approach to the post.  

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
Essential: Approved qualifications in Social Work, and SSSC registration.

A full current driving licence and use of 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 offerbeing made.

Additonal Information

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See also:
Social Worker FINAL Grade 9.pdf