Job Vacancy Based in Dalkeith you will be expected to undertake the full range of Criminal Justice Social Work duties including preparing reports for the Courts and Parole Board, supervision of those subject to statutory orders including Community Payback Orders, and Statutory Licences (one a one to one or group work basis). KNOWLEDGE A professional qualification in Social Work and registration with the SSSC as a Social Worker is essential. An understanding of crime, its causes and impact on society; principles for effective practice; principles of risk management and risk assessment alongside awareness of National Outcomes and Standards for Criminal Justice Social Work Services is also essential. CLOSING DATE: Monday 22nd October 2018 INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 31st October and Wednesday 1st November 2018 Job Advert Position Title: Social Worker Position Number: S2110 & S2111 Directorate: Health and Social Care Location: Dalkeith Social Work Centre Contract Status: S2110 Fixed Term until 1 October 2020 S2111 fixed term until 1st October 2019 Hours of Work: 36 Working Pattern: Monday- Friday Weeks per year: 52 Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale. Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £32,253.50 per annum. Requirements This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit Additional Information If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please callto speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number. Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.