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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£40,243 - £42,946 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Social Worker - PKC10715
£40,243 - £42,946
Access Team, Pullar House, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council aims to work with the residents of the Perth & Kinross area to provide independent living across all communities.

Access Team within the Early Intervention and Prevention Service has a Social Work vacancy, the team has recently been reviewed with the scope of work focusing on critical and short term interventions along with some signposting. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly innovative team, the work is extremely fast paced and varies each day with excellent training, supervision provided, average case time intervention being two weeks.

The successful applicant will assist in supporting people within the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks including carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, negotiating flexible packages of care, promoting Self Directed Support, attending meetings and working closely with our colleagues in Housing, Locality Teams, Care providers, Commissioning and Health.

Responsibilities also include statutory work under the Adult Support and Protection Act and delivering a duty service completing direct access to care applications and welfare checks.

Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, and generous annual leave entitlement. We would welcome applications from those interested in reduced hours as there is an opportunity to be flexible with contracted hours.


The ideal candidate will be motivated and engaging and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Effective time management is essential for a successful autonomous worker to manage a complex caseload with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis / competing demands being integral to the role. 

A good understanding of Self Directed Support and how this is delivered is essential. The ability to integrate and cultivate successful links within the team and across services is highly desirable. 

Knowledge of services, challenges, demands, and demographics within PKC would be an advantage. 

You must have experience of assessment of Social and Personal Care needs; You must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values; Experience of Adult Support and Protection Procedures and all relevant legislation. 

You must have a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS and relevant Social Work Qualifications. You must have successfully completed  “Council Officer” in relation to Adult Support & Protection training.

You will have a current registration with SSSC and be eligible to register with PVG scheme.   

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Pamela Ritchie, Team Leader on 01738 475492.

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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