SLA03239 - Team Leader (Adult and Older Peoples Services)

South Lanarkshire
18 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Social Work Resources

Various locations across South Lanarkshire

You will be part of the Adult and Older People's Services Management Team. You will be responsible for the management of a team of Adult and Older People's Social Work staff, to provide a direct Social Work Service to adults and provide professional support and supervision to staff.

This is an opportunity for either an experienced social worker/practitioner or an existing manager who wishes to extend their knowledge and experience within the team. The priorities for the manager will to be to deliver a quality service through supervision and support of the team and by managing the local office budgets. Regular supervision is provided by the Fieldwork Manager and full support will be offered to the post holder by the Adult and Older People's Services Management Team.

All applicants must be registered with Scottish Social Services Council and hold a Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent.

Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: extended to Friday 1 September 2017.

Interview Date: TBC.



This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

See also:
Job Profile - Team Leader (Adult and Older People's Services).doc