Children's Practitioner

Aberdeen City Council
17 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Duration: 6 x Permanent, Full Time and Part Time

Location: Various Locations in Aberdeen

The Council has access to affordable accommodation within the city which may be available for rent to the successful candidate for the first 6 months in this key role.  This can be discussed further with the Hiring Manager, Anne Donaldson on 01224 523019.

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality care by undertaking direct work with children and families, as
directed by the consultant social worker, underpinned by a sound knowledge of child
development using systemic approaches and interventions to safeguard children and
promote positive outcomes.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

HNC Childcare and Education or equivalent or,

HNC Social Care or,

BA Social Work or equivalent or, a relevant diploma I degree qualification with experience of working with children and families.

SSSC Registration if appropriate


The post holder will be expected to:

Ability to work flexible hours to fit with the needs of young people and families

Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service

Work at night and weekends when required

Work at alternative locations as required

Work in accordance with Adult, Child and Public Protection principles and

Social Workers should maintain SSSC registration

All workers should adhere to the requirements of the SSSC Code of Practice,
council Policy and Procedures and all relevant Legislation


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

A committed to principles of Reclaiming Social Work.

The ability to work with children and families in their homes and have experience of
building relationships with children, young people and parents/carers.

The ability to implement effective interventions with children and families.

The ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills.

Computer literacy and the skills necessary to work with information management
systems and produce good quality data in a variety of formats.

The ability to thrive in a complex and demanding environment.

The ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case
work with children and families.

The ability to actively support and promote Equal Opportunities.

The Individual

See Job Profile and SW Information for further details.

See also:
2. Job Profile - Childrens Practitioner.pdf
2. SW Children Practitioner.docx