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Grindlay Street Court Social Work Centre 24 Grindlay Street Court Edinburgh, EH3 9AR
£42,717 - £50,550 per year
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36 hours per week
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Children’s, Education and Justice Services

Senior Social Worker, Justice Services
Grindlay Court Justice Services, Edinburgh

Salary: £42,717 - £50,550 per year
Hours: 36 per week

Edinburgh Justice Services are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us as a Senior Social Worker in our Justice Practice Team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to join an experienced, professional and dedicated management team.

Edinburgh Justice services are committed to providing high quality services while ensuring a compassionate approach to service users and supporting staff wellbeing. We offer a high level of training to support continuous professional development and to deliver a broad range of services and interventions, including established, accredited, group work programmes and a Trauma Informed Care approach.

The Senior Social Worker is accountable to the Justice Practice Team Leaders and the post holder will be expected to:

  • ensure the team provides reports and assessments for Court and the Parole Board and Throughcare for those in custody and the community,
  • undertake quality assurance to ensure a high quality of practice is maintained and adherence to the Council’s policies and procedures;
  • provide professional support, supervision and leadership to a group of staff,
  • maintain direct involvement in social work practice;
  • contribute to multi agency risk assessment/management and public protection.

Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of National Outcomes and Standards and public protection, be willing to work in a dynamic environment.

Candidates will have a degree in Social Work and be registered, or eligible to register, with the SSSC.

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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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