Social Worker – Domestic Abuse Service Women’s Worker (Community Justice) Grindlay Street Social Work Centre
Salary: £31,484 – £37,589 Hours: 36 per week
This social worker post is located within Domestic Abuse Services, working with women. This post is open to female applicants only (Occupational Requirement exception under Equality Act 2010).
The post holder will have a recognition of the importance of working with men who use abusive behaviour and for men to have an opportunity to change their abusive behaviour. They will evidence a strong commitment to multi-agency approaches, applying the Safe and Together model. The work of Domestic Abuse Services is informed by a knowledge and understanding of complex trauma and its impact.
The post holder will undertake a wide range of tasks including:
Utilising designated domestic abuse risk assessment and safety planning tools, in the assessment of women and children’s vulnerability and risk
To be responsible for a caseload and engage with individuals, alongside a range of professionals and agencies, to enhance safety and improve women’s safe engagement with services
Take a lead role in systemic approaches to domestic abuse including the Caledonian system and address the effects of domestic abuse through individual work and groupwork provision
Provide professional assessment and opinion, including recommendations, in report form to Children’s Hearings, Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection case conferences, and other statutory forums
This post provides opportunities for the post holder to be involved in the delivery of multi-agency staff development and training.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
The post holder must be registered, or eligible to register, with the SSSC
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
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