Social Worker

Fife Council


£33,939 to £37,562 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: FIF17443

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Job Details 

The post is for a Social Worker in an area team within the Children and Families Service. The successful candidate will work as part of a team, supporting children, young people and their families to access services specific to the needs or risks they may be experiencing. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Undertaking thorough and informed comprehensive assessments of need and risk. 
  • Working individually and/or collaboratively to produce plans to support children, young people and their families. 
  • Assessing, managing, monitoring and reducing risks to service users and others. 
  • Contributing to complex assessments of need and risk with an aim of improving outcomes whenever possible. 
  • Carrying a children and families caseload with varying complexity, requiring specialist skills and knowledge to enable appropriate and effective responses to the needs/risks of service users. 
  • Providing written reports as required, including informed recommendations concerning care/action plans. 
  • Attending meetings and case reviews. 
  • Updating and ensuring the accuracy of all relevant service user records and taking responsibility for the effective application of information management systems. 
  • Engaging and working in partnership with service users, family members, Police, Health, statutory/voluntary agencies and others as appropriate. 
  • Chairing meetings and review panels as appropriate. 

A link to the role profile is included below. You will find more information about the job and the type of person we are looking for. 

The Person 

The successful candidate will be Educated to SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree in Social Work or equivalent. 

Other essential person criteria for this post are: 

  • Ability to travel throughout Fife 
  • Experience of assessment tools 
  • Knowledge of national outcomes, policies, procedures, professional practice models, values and standards 
  • Skills in risk management and caseload management 
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation 
  • Initiative taking skills 
  • Experience of promoting equality and diversity 
  • Experience of analysing information 
  • Team working skills 
  • Ability to provide a regular, efficient and effective service 
  • Organisation skills 
  • Knowledge of information sharing protocols 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Communicating skills 
  • Prioritisation skills 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with others and on own 

Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland. 

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the first registration period. 

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