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West Lothian Civic Centre Howden South Road Livingston, EH54 6FF
£42,083 - £46,193 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Fixed Term 2 years, 36 hours per week,

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged

West Lothian Council’s Justice Service, have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Social Worker (Fixed Term) to the Youth Justice Team. This dynamic team is responsible for working with all children and young people in conflict with the law from 12 – under 21 years.

The expected candidate will manage a diverse, complex and challenging caseload displaying an ability to work collaboratively with service providers whilst adopting a trauma informed approach when engaging with children and young people. Whilst primarily based within the Youth Justice Team, the successful candidate will however be expected to work across the wider Justice Service if necessary to meet the exigencies of the service. 

Candidates must meet the essential criteria:

  • BA in Social Work or other approved recognised Professional Social Work Qualification.
  • Good understanding of the challenges of the client group
  • Must be prepared to work with violent and/or harmful sexual behaviour

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

This position requires registration with the SSSC.  The successful candidate will have six months from the date of commencement of this post to become registered with the SSSC. 

SSSC stipulate you must submit your application within three months of your start date

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  • Scottish Living Wage