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Ref no:
EDN28211
Published:
10/07/2024
Closes:
24/07/2024
Location:
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre 30 Harvesters Way Edinburgh, EH14 3JF
Salary:
£36,312 - £42,717 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Social Workers - South West Children's Practice Team
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre

Salary: £36,312 - £42,717 
Hours: 36 per week

We are looking for two Social Workers to work with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children. These roles are subject to change based on the needs of the service and the current ongoing service review.

We believe that every child and young person deserves the best possible start in life. Our aim is for Edinburgh’s children to be safe, healthy, nurtured, educated, active and respected.

Our children's practice teams are at the forefront of providing services to help children, young people and their families deal with difficult situations at various stages in their lives: whether in need of child protection; looked after at or away from home; or at risk of becoming excluded from school or becoming looked after. If you are a qualified Social Worker and registered with the SSSC or you are due to become so in the next few months then come and join us to help make our aim a reality.

We are working hard to make sure you always receive the support, training and development you deserve.

We have excellent career opportunities for social workers within Children and Families. Twenty-five percent of the practitioners in our Children and Families Practice Teams are senior practitioners and many specialist roles exist in fostering, adoption, early intervention and many other areas.

If you have a questions check our website, or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please email jude.currie@edinburgh.gov.uk or janet.blair@edinburgh.gov.uk or telephone Jude on 07729300599 or Janet on 07785350360.

Applicants must hold a Social Work qualification recognised by the SSSC.

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. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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