Experienced Social Worker

  • Full time
  • £37,821 – £44,855
  • Hybrid: Aberdeen*
  • Closing 17th July 2024

  • Advertised from 20th June 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent.


“I recently joined the CHAS Family Support Team from a Local Authority role. It has been a great move! At CHAS, I have a capped caseload, allowing me to spend quality time getting to know families and understanding how I can help them access the specialist support they need. I have the flexibility to manage my own time and achieve a better work-life balance.” — Claire Wilson, Family Support Team Leader

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join the multi-disciplinary Family Support Team in the east of Scotland, based in Aberdeen.

Role Overview:

This position offers a unique chance to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled outreach team and in partnership with local services dedicated to providing care and support for babies, children, young people, and their families. You will play a key role in providing a comprehensive social work service to babies, children or young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, focusing on the co-ordination, development and delivery of service provision designed to assist with the issues related to the child or young person’s condition and the impact it has upon the wider family.

Why Join Us?

• Holistic, Person-Centered Care: Our teams provide exceptional, individualized care to children and families.

• Collaborative Environment: Work within a multidisciplinary team combining health, social, and medical expertise.

• Manageable Caseload: Benefit from a capped, manageable caseload.

• Flexible Working: Enjoy a hybrid work environment. This role will involve onsite and home working and we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

• Skill Development: Gain experience in various settings, including our CHAS at Home Aberdeen Office, family homes and within the hospital working alongside our Diana nurses,

• Supportive Culture: Be part of a supportive environment that encourages continuous learning and expertise development.

• Pension Scheme: Membership in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), administered by Lothian Pension Fund.

About You: We are looking for candidates who have:

• A degree or diploma in social work and registration with the SSSC.

• Relevant post-registration experience working with children, young people and complex family situations where loss and change are prevalent

• Highly developed communication and negotiation skills with the ability to adapt support to meet individual family needs.

• The ability to work autonomously in a varied role.

*Aberdeen, time will be split between the CHAS at Home Aberdeen office, an office within the Hospital working alongside our Diana nurses, in Family homes and working remotely.

Application notes

As a Social Worker with CHAS, you will provide vital support to children and families.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be a key part in keeping the joy alive, we would love you to apply!

Visit our website to find out more and apply

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please email our Family Support Team Leader on clairewilson@chas.org.uk

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on 0131 444 3293 or by emailing careers@chas.org.uk

We expect interviews to take place week commencing 22 July 2024.This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.