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The Drumbrae Library Hub 81 Drum Brae Drive Edinburgh, EH4 7FE
£36,312 - £42,717 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Social Worker - Family Based Care Kinship Team
The Drumbrae Library Hub

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

FBC Social Work Post Advert Family Based Care are looking to appoint a highly motivated Social Worker within the Kinship Team. You will be responsible for carrying a caseload and providing support to kinship families to ensure the wellbeing of the children and young people that they care for alongside promoting the wellbeing of kinship carers. You will help shape and implement service improvements to ensure Kinship Carers and the young people they look after, receive the highest standard of care. This includes delivering group work and training to Kinship Carers and young people.

The post requires applicants to have a good understanding of need and risk and the ability to assess, plan and deliver a service to kinship carers and young people, as well as the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with others. You should be able to demonstrate high standards in written reports and have a clear understanding of the needs of vulnerable children and families, including supporting Kinship Carers to look after young people with previous trauma. You will receive regular supervision by a Team Leader and opportunities for professional development.

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.

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

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