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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

  • Job reference: SXFCSWWLOTH
  • Location: West Lothian
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: I'm recruiting for a Social Worker to take on a position in the Child Disabilities Team in West Lothian. The position is to undertake an integrated range of social work services in relation to child welfare promotion and support for children and their families: arranging and supporting care placements for children who require to live away from home.

The position is for an initial 3 month ongoing with rates from £25 - £30 per hour depending on experience.

Principal Accountabilities

1. To undertake child Disabilities investigation, including joint interviews with Police, assessment of risk, report writing and related care planning within the recognised child protection guidelines.

2. To undertake assessments and prepare reports for the Children's Hearing system.

3. To undertake assessments and prepare reports using the self-directed support framework.

4. To be responsible for the implementation of any compulsory measures of care.

5. When necessary to assess and facilitate away from home care placement arrangements for vulnerable children and young people and take responsibility i.e. collaboration with the child, family and service provider for ongoing assessment, care planning and decision making. This will include the preparation of relevant reports for a variety of related purposes.

6. To promote the welfare of children and their family within the provisions of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 including the development of initiatives with other agencies.

- SSSC Registration
- PVG registered
- Prior Qualified experience

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!