Social Worker

Aberdeen City Council
£31,130 - £35,575 per year
11 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
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.     

Location: Various locations across Aberdeen City
Duration: Fixed Term up to 1 year, Full Time

This is an opportunity to apply for fixed term post in Children's Social Work. The successful candidates will have knowledge of and interest in working systemically with vulnerable children and their families. The focus of the work will be building on strengths within families to reduce the risks identified. You will work with colleagues across the service and with other agencies to improve the outcomes for our families. The role will suit a worker who has capacity to form effective working relationships and the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments.

Job Purpose:
Provide a high quality systemic social work service within a social work unit to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. Be accountable for work undertaken with children and families, which includes assessing needs, planning and delivering focused interventions to safeguard children and developing plans to promote positive outcomes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

BA Social Work qualification or equivalent DipSW, CQSW
SSSC Registration


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

A Commitment to the principles of the Social Work Unit model
The ability to assess and balance risk and protective factors within a child protection framework
The ability to assess needs, formulate and implement effective social work interventions
The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for quality case work with children and families to achieve positive outcomes
The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and build rapport with a range of individuals including children and families and other professionals
The ability to negotiate effectively to reach a resolution and successfully implementing change
The ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner
The ability to use information management systems to maintain accurate management information and high quality data
Ability to analyse and evaluate complex information to produce high quality concise reports to inform quality casework and business decisions
The ability to provide social work interventions to children and families and present concise reports about complex information as required to internal, external audiences including presenting in Court
Ability to use research findings and statutory guidance to inform social work practice

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

The Council has access to affordable accommodation within the city which may be available for rent to the successful candidate, for the first 6 months in this key role. This can be discussed further with the hiring manager Shona Manson on 01224 523860.

See also:
2. Job Profile.DOC