Social Worker - Children & Families

East Dunbartonshire Council
£30,037.85 - £34,782.59 per year
04 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Please note this post is temporary until 24th December 2017.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic social worker to work with children, young people and their families on a temporary basis. The post requires a sound knowledge of policy and legislation and an ability to assess needs and plan effective interventions. The post holder will work predominantly with children and young people who are Looked After, Accommodated and for who there are Child Protection concerns. The Social Worker will work in partnership with other agencies to meet the needs of children and their families.

A professional Social Work Qualification is essential.  The post is full time and temporary. The closing date for all posts is 18/09/17, interviews will be held on 03/10/17.



PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria


Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.


Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate's first salary payment. 


In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee's wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead. 


Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee's final salary. 


The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.



Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

See also:
EAD01716 Role Profile.doc