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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
£38,310 - £40,900 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

Social Worker, Perth City PKC09387
£38,310 - £40,900 
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership work with the residents of the Perth & Kinross area to provide independent living across all communities. A permanent vacancy has arisen for a Social Worker in the Perth City Adult Social Work and Social Care Team which manages long term, complex cases within the Perth City locality, and supports adults aged 16+ across all client groups requiring social work interventions, supports and services.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established, highly skilled and motivated team, with excellent training, supervision and development opportunities. Benefits also include flexible working scheme, modern working practices, generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme. There is a wide variety of client groups within this geographical area.  As a generic locality team integrated with the Health and Social Care Partnership you will implement and promote strategic multi-disciplinary approaches in supporting our clients in a person centred, holistic, whole family approach.  Interesting and diverse practice opportunities for front line staff is provided via long term complex casework across all adult client groups within the Perth City area. The successful applicant will assist in maintaining vulnerable people in the community by providing a range of social work and care management tasks in accordance with the New Care Standards and the SSSC Codes of Practice. These include carrying out Outcome Focussed Assessments, the negotiation of flexible packages of care, and the monitoring and reviewing of individual care packages delivered via Self Directed Support (SDS). Responsibilities will also include statutory work in accordance with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) 2000 Act and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

The Individual

The ideal candidate will be motivated, engaging and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Effective time management is essential for a successful autonomous worker to manage complex caseloads with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis / competing demands being integral to the role. An in-depth understanding of Self Directed Support and how this is delivered is essential. The ability to integrate and cultivate successful links within the team, partnership as a whole and across key services is highly desirable. Knowledge of services demands, practice challenges and demographics within Perth and Kinross would be an advantage. You must have experience and skills of client needs assessment and care package reviews. You will be required to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of social work principles and values. Experience of Adult Support and Protection Procedures and all relevant legislation such as Adults With Incapacity and Carers' Act and will be essential. You must have a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS and or relevant Social Work Qualification. You will have a current registration with SSSC and be eligible to register with PVG scheme. This post may be suitable for candidates who have recently completed their Social Work Degree but have not yet graduated. In this circumstance, a Social Work Assistant contract will be offered until you receive your qualifying certificate and are eligible to register with the SSSC as a Social Worker.
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