Support Worker (FIF14896) - FIF14896

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF14896

Job Description

Interview Date: Monday 04 November 2019

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Providing support and care for service users in accordance with an assessed need using professional, sensitive, and flexible methods and skills.

Effectively using case recording and file managing systems for every contact with service users.

Contributing to complex assessments of need and risk. Supporting Social Workers, and following and adhering to care plans in place.

Working on a one-to-one basis with young people who have a wide range of needs in their own homes, or in temporary accommodation.

Role will involve working alone and unsupervised.

The Individual

You should have experience of working with young people in a variety of different settings. Good communication skills are necessary. You should be able to evidence working in a non-judgemental way, and be able to demonstrate a caring, empathic approach.

You will have experience of lone working, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision. You will also have experience of working within a team, and be able to evidence strong team working skills and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting. 

You will be providing a service to care experienced young people, and young adults. You should have knowledge of issues affecting vulnerable young people.

You will be able to demonstrate effective problem-solving skills. An ability to use your own initiative when working with young people is essential.

You should be a confident user of IT applications, showing an ability to record case notes and update Social Work recording systems as required.

You should possess good numeracy skills. You will be required to assist young people to set up their tenancies. This will require an ability to manage and control spends, providing receipts, and budgeting money with cashiers.

For further information, please contact: Kimberley Hankin on 03451 555555 ext 476776 or at

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