Social Work Assistant (FIF14947) - FIF14947

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF14947

Job Description

Interview Date: 11 November 2019

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Within the Young People’s Team we would expect you to providing an effective Social Work service to care experienced young people, young people involved in offending or involved with the criminal justice system in line with Council policy and National Standards.

Working in partnership to deliver high quality services to children and young people through robust assessment and case management processes. This will involve co-ordinating and managing cases, effectively using case recording and file management systems and undertaking assessment of needs and risks as directed.

It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to complex assessments of need and risk with a focus upon reducing levels of risk to service users and others. Additionally, an ongoing contribution to and developing of care/action plans is expected.

Providing written reports as required, including informed recommendations concerning care/action plans and further actions. Maintaining service user/carer contact as required, and promoting/maintaining independence and inclusion for service users.

The Individual

The successful candidate will have:

Considerable experience of working with young people Knowledge of theory underpinning practice in relevant areas of Social Work Experience of joint working (Deliver results) Knowledge of relevant guidelines and information sharing protocols Ability to provide a regular and effective service Experience of case co-ordination/planning Problem solving skills Report writing skills IT skills (Embrace technology and information) Communication skills Knowledge to practice in a way that empowers others (Focus on customers) Knowledge of the role of carers and families and the impact this may have on health and well-being (Work together)

For further information, please contact: Kimberley Hankin, Team Manager, 03451-555555 ext. 476776 or email

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