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Barrhead Health Social Care Centre 213 Main Street Barrhead East Renfrewshire, G78 1SW
£39,198 - £43,615 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership have been on a journey to redesign services so that the voices of children and young people are at the heart of what we do. We have a strengths based, family minded approach which prioritises listening to children and young people and getting alongside them and their parents and carers so that together, we can deliver better outcomes for families and make East Renfrewshire the best place to grow up.

We are looking for an enthusiastic social worker to join our Request for Assistance service in providing early identification and support for families. The Request for Assistance service, is comprised of Family First, Occupational Therapy, Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), Social Work and our Domestic Abuse Advanced Practitioner. The service can be accessed by any organisation or member of the public, where they believe that a child or young person needs help, advice or direct support from the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

The service is non case-holding and instead focuses on early identification and screening of risk and or need, identifying cases that require immediate investigatory action or targeted intervention, streamlining referral routes and making it easier for practitioners and partners in our community and/or intensive teams to do their job and for children and their families to receive help. This single referral pathway reduces the time necessary to access the support that a child and/or young person requires.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It is an offence therefore to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. In addition to this, if you have lived or worked in any country outside the UK in the past 10 years, there may be a requirement for an overseas police check.

If you are not currently registered with SSSC you will commence employment as a Social Work Assistant (Grade 7 - £28,523 to £30,731) until full registration is obtained.

The successful candidate will be required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Please note – all applicants will be asked to provide proof of their right to work in the UK, and any offer of employment will be conditional upon verifying documentary evidence before employment commences. Further information can be found here:

Please note East Renfrewshire Council does not provide Visa sponsorship.


Additional Information

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  • Scottish Living Wage
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