Consultant Social Worker

Aberdeen City Council
£40,327 - £46,099 per year
16 Mar 2017
01 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 in Aberdeen City
Duration: Permanent

Job Purpose:
To lead a group of social work and clinical practitioners, and work directly with children and families, leading case management and working within a systemic framework to provide a comprehensive and effective integrated social work service. To be fully accountable for all work undertaken in a timely manner for children and families allocated to the social work unit. This will be achieved by assessing need, planning and delivering focused intervention to safeguard children and develop appropriate plans for children and families to promote positive outcomes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. CQSW/DipSW.
Systemic Practice Qualification or working towards as directed by the Council.
Post qualifying experience working with children and families.
Evidence of continuing professional development including systemic practice.
PVG Scheme membership or willing to join
SSSC registration.


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
A commitment to the principles of the Social Work Unit model
An ability to lead and manage the unit by supporting and motivating staff to work purposefully and cohesively in order to promote positive outcomes for children and families
An understanding of relationship management and the capacity to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships across organisational, functional and unit boundaries to ensure high quality practice is consistent
The ability to create a rapport and build relationships with children and families
A high level of consultative, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with complex issues
The ability to analyse and evaluate complex information to produce high quality, concise reports to inform quality casework and business decisions
The ability to provide, formulate and implement focused and purposeful social work interventions with families with explicit aims and objectives about desired outcomes
The ability to develop co-operative working relations which impact on more than one social work unit to enable efficient and timeous benefits without delay to the benefit of children and families.

The Individual

See the job profile for full details.

Please note submitted applications will be checked on a regular basis.

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc
1. Advert.docx