Practice Improvement Officer

Aberdeen City Council
£40,327 - £46,099 per year
12 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Duration: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Marischal College

Job Purpose:

Contribute to the Practice Improvement agenda within Children's Services;
protection, wellbeing and improvement of outcomes for children, young people and
families in Aberdeen City. Lead responsibility for reviewing children's care plans,
quality assurance systems and practice improvement.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Relevant Social Work qualification (i.e. BA in SW, DIP.SW, CSS, CQSW or

Post qualifying experience working with children and families.

Working directly with young people and/or adults.

Experience in leadership, management and supervision.


SSSC Registration.

The post holder will be expected to:

Ensure the promotion and compliance with statutory, policy and procedural

Promote equalities, human rights, health and safety and service user

Maintain SSSC registration.

Adhere to the requirements of the Social Work Code of Practice, SSSC Code
of Practice, Council Policy and Procedures and all relevant legislation.

Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service.

Work at alternative locations as required.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Contribute to the implementation of quality assurance and performance
management frameworks in children's services, to include, monitoring, review
and evaluation with stakeholder feedback as a central tenet.

The ability to develop the culture of high quality services.

The ability to challenge practice including investigating complaints with a view
to improving practice within the theme.

The ability to lead and support practice change, including identifying training
needs of staff to ensure training is available for continuous improvement.

The skills and ability to have direct contact with hard to reach service users
including chairing LAC Reviews.

The ability to use resources to promote and provide quality services to deliver
positive outcomes.

The ability to form partnership relationships to deliver services with a range of
internal and external stakeholders.

The ability to plan and prioritise work/time whilst managing constant and often
conflicting demands and deadlines.

Good administration skills.

The ability to provide effective leadership and committed to effective
stakeholder assessment, communication and engagement both orally and
written to achieve improved outcomes for service users.

The Individual

See Job Profile for further details.

See also:
2. Job Profile - Practice Improvement Officer.pdf