Social Worker - Children's Services (Disability Team)

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Social Worker - Children's Services (Disability Team)

Social Worker - Children's Services (Disability Team).

Vacancy Information Days and hours of work: Thursday & Friday and one other day to be agreed To start ASAP East Lothian Children's Services has an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join the Disability Team. The team consists of a team leader, 2 senior practitioners, 2.5 social workers, 1.5 family support workers and has dedicated administrative support. The Disability Team provides a social work service to children and young people with complex and enduring disabilities and their families across East Lothian. The team also provides a family based respite service - Share the Care - to children, young people and their families. We are looking to recruit a team member who has knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with disabilities and their families and who has experience of working with complex situations and who can work under pressure. Applicants should have a sound value base, excellent communication and report writing skills and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of children and families social work role and responsibilities. East Lothian Children's Services are keen to recruit workers who are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are committed to promoting an open and trusting culture at all levels of the organisation and prioritise continuous professional development and learning. Our staff are our greatest asset and we strive to be supportive, inclusive and child centred by prioritising effective supervision, manageable caseloads and a healthy work life balance. Our vision is to support children and young people to live and learn in East Lothian and our staff are involved in developing services and implementing improvement activity around this goal. We have an accessible, on site senior management team who are committed to recruiting the best people to compliment the wide range of knowledge ...

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