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The SSSC is the independent regulator for social service workers in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. There are over 200,000 people employed in social services in Scotland. Over 100,000 of these people are registered with the SSSC.
35 hours per week
The Intake and Engagement team provides sector expertise within the Fitness to Practise department and is looking to recruit a Senior Intake and Engagement Officer. We are keen to hear from people with experience of working in social services and with an interest in bringing their skills and knowledge to a regulatory setting.
Who we are:
The SSSC is the independent regulator for social service workers in Scotland. Our work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. Where people fall below the standards of practice and conduct we can investigate and take action. There are over 200,000 people employed in social services in Scotland. Over 100,000 of these people are registered with the SSSC.
The Fitness to Practise department receives concerns raised about workers and investigates and decides what action to take, including referring cases to be heard by a Fitness to Practise Panel and defending the SSSC in court.
Working in a busy intake team you will:
- work as part of a duty system as well as holding your own caseload
- carry out risk assessments on incoming referrals
- carry out investigations and make recommendations and decisions into allegations about social service workers
- supervise team members and support continuing development
- provide sector expertise to case holders in the wider department
- assist the team to deliver training to the department on sector related matters
- liaise with external stakeholders in the sector including providing fitness to practise advice at external events
- provide advice and guidance to applicants, registrants, employers and the public about the role of the Fitness to Practise Department on what we can investigate and how to make a referral
- assist in the development of relevant policy and team based corporate projects.
What we’re looking for:
- experience of managing others
- the ability to work at a senior level with minimum supervision
- direct knowledge and experience from working in social services
- understanding of expected standards within social services sector
- skills in investigating and assessing information
- effective report writing skills which include an attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
- experience of carrying out risk assessments
- experience of dealing with complaints
- experience of public speaking
- an ability to manage a busy caseload and work effectively as part of a team
- well developed and effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Please send your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 19 October 2018 quoting ‘Senior Intake and Engagement Officer’ as the email subject. Interviews will be held in the weeks commencing 22 or 29 October 2018. You’ll find the application form in the related publications section of this page.