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  • Ref no: ABS22272
  • Published: 26/3/2020
  • Closes: 8/4/2020
  • Location: Buchan House, St Peter Street, Peterhead, AB42 1QF
  • Salary: £35,466.00 - £37,017.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

You are a qualified Social Worker who is registered with the SSSC and must be familiar with the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007, Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009, GIRFEC Principles and a working knowledge of child development and the impact of deprivation, trauma and neglect on children. You have the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, service users and external agencies and also are aware of issues for substitute families. This post is based in Aberdeenshire’s dispersed Adoption Team who provide a service across the entire Aberdeenshire area. You will have the ability to travel throughout the area. 

Key tasks include the recruitment, assessment, training and support of prospective adoptive families and the identification of family based options for children requiring adoption. Assisting in the development and delivery of a robust post adoption support services and assessing need for such adoption support services.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

The location of this post will be Buchan House, Peterhead where a shared desk arrangement exists.   Ability to work flexibly across Aberdeenshire is essential.

Please note interviews will be held towards the end of April 2020 in Peterhead.

Informal enquiries to Morven Campbell / Carol Reilly- 01467 536487/01467 536580.

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