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Vacancy Social Worker (Permanence)
Town Angus
Employer Angus House
Vacancy type Full Time Job
Reference number Soc6803
Form of employment Full Time
Salary / Rate £34,172.00 - £38,954.00
Hours Not specified
Published 29/11/2021
Closing date 10/12/2021


Based at Bruce House, Wellgate, Arbroath, covering the Angus area.


  • Provide a high quality social work service to children and families where permanence is the identified future care plan, or for whom permanence has been achieved and/ or develop and support an appropriate range of family placement resources to meet the needs of accommodated children and young people who are in need of permanence.
  • Assess, prepare and offer ongoing support to adoptive and permanent foster families and/or be responsible for a specialised permanence caseload of children and families and undertake social work tasks through individual, family or group work models of practice as determined by individual need.
  • Keep records and prepare reports, meeting the requirements of departmental policies
  • Attend and participate in individual supervision, team meetings, case conferences, Children’s Hearings, child care reviews, Fostering & Adoption Panel, and other working meetings as required and implement agreed decisions.
  • Participate in the provision of an adoption counselling service for adopters, adoptees and other people affected by permanence.
  • Organise programmes of training for adoptive and permanent families.
  • Participate in recruitment processes, including the development of publicity materials, information meetings and public presentations regarding permanence.
  • Demonstrate respect and concern for children, parents and other carers and safeguard their dignity and rights.  
  • Ensure that services are non-discriminatory.
  • Form and maintain purposeful links with other agencies and groups in the best interests of children and families.  
  • Provide a consultation service to other social workers regarding permanence issues including the availability and suitability of resources for children and young people requiring placement.
  • Participate in and contribute to post-qualifying training
  • To comply with all data protection law in the processing of personal, and special categories of personal data, in line with the council’s full privacy statement and service privacy notices.  

Essential criteria

  • MSc Social Work/BA  (Hons) Social Work/Dip SW/CQSW/CSS with appropriate option
  • Willingness to undertake mandatory information governance training
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Assessment skills
  • Post-qualifying experience of working with children and families
  • Flexible approach to work, including the ability to work evenings, in order to meet the specific needs of family placement work
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Full, current driving licence
  • Access to a vehicle
  • SSSC Registration Ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of group work    
  • Experience in training/presentations
  • Experience of working within family placement
  • Ability to liaise with others, including other agencies

  • Ability to develop resources

Additional information

Not specified


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