East Ayrshire Council Careers
Job Description East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (EAHSCP) is offering an outstanding opportunity for social workers to join us as we embark on a journey of transformation, focusing on services that work alongside our children and families. East Ayrshire is a community with a huge focus on partnership working with a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes for our children and their families through a relationship based approach. We are adopting the principles of Scotland’s Independent Care Review  and The Promise […] to ensure we can deliver better outcomes for families and communities. To help us succeed, we are looking for new members to join our team, who can help shape our practice and culture by working alongside families and other partners to build strong, supportive relationships. You will require a social work qualification for these posts, and some experience of working with children would be an advantage. If you are in the process of completing your final year of Social Work qualification applications can be considered with employment secured in the first instance as a Family Support Practitioner £31,122 pending your Social Work award. An essential attribute that we are looking for is someone who will care about and take pride in the success of our work with communities, families and individuals. We provide tailored support and supervision along with a wide range of training and learning opportunities to promote your ongoing professional development. For newly qualified social workers we offer a structured development programme to help you build your practice, knowledge and skills with a commitment to a protected caseload. This is an exciting time for EAHSCP and we are looking for motivated, creative and dynamic social workers who share our passion to provide caring, high quality support to our children and families. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and require further information, please contact Kirsty Hewitt, Service Manager on 01290 427810 or Scott Campbell, Interim Service Manager on 01563 554200. Please note this is an open advert and, to the best of our ability, we will commit to reviewing your application within 7 days and providing an interview date, if appropriate, within 21 days. A Recruitment Event will be held on the 27th January 2023 at WG13 13-15 West George Street, Kilmarnock KA1 1DH at 10am. The event will be hosted by Children and Families staff as well as Learning and Development who will offer information about working in East Ayrshire including the opportunities and support you will have as an employee within the Health and Social Care Partnership. After an information giving session an informal conversation will take place to allow for any questions you may have to be answered. Coffee and Tea will be available If interested in attending please confirm by email to Requirements The duties of the post involve Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Successful applicants for such posts will be required to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member in respect of Regulated Work with either or both of these groups as appropriate, or if they are already a Scheme member, be subject to a PVG Scheme Record Update, before any formal offer of employment can be made by East Ayrshire Council. Please note:- PVG members’ records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant prior to any formal offer of employment being made. Employment References We follow the national guidance in relation to pre-employment checks namely “Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment”. With regards to requests for references and in line with this guidance, during your application process you should provide details of a minimum of two appropriate and relevant references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer. It is also a requirement that the reference from your current or most recent employer is from an appropriate senior manager and it is not a reference from a former peer operating at the same level. Additional Information This is a full time permanent post based within Children’s Health Care and Justice. The workstyle for this post is ‘Flexible’ – 50-79% of time is office based. Able to work at different/ multiple work locations. Occasionally works at home, or another location 1-2 days per week, or directly home to external appointments. Post will be based across the authority. Annual Salary – £38,717 – £42,175 which included 5% market forces payment.
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