Social Worker (FIF07643)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Interview Date: 7 July 2017

5 Positions available: 1 at Town House Kirkcaldy, 1 at New City House, Dunfermline, 3 at Carberry House, Leven.

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link

You will provide an effective Social Work Service to children and their families in line with Council policy and national standards.

You will also undertake thorough and informed assessment of cases in order to provide logical and coherently presented recommendations for further action designed to enable children to remain with their birth families wherever this is in their best interests. To secure permanent high quality alternative care plans if remaining at home is not appropriate.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) qualification is essential, as is registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will have the ability to travel throughout Fife.

The pattern of working hours will be determined for individual remits and on occasions may include evenings and weekends. There will be a requirement to attend meetings outwith normal working hours, when necessary, subject to service user and staff availability.

There will also be a requirement to attend outwith normal working hours for development, training, registration compliance etc when necessary.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.


You must contribute to the development of a high quality professional Children and Families Service.

Reduce levels of risk to service users and others are essential.

The Individual

You should have considerable experience in a relevant setting.

You will have knowledge and understanding of Child and Adult Protection guidelines and information sharing protocols and experience of joint working to achieve common goals.

In Fife Council the way we work matters, and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For further information please contact: Steve Hopton, 03451 555555 ext 442169, 

Applications must be made online at

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