Social Work Assistant (FIF07983)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Work Pattern: 3 week rota including evening and weekend work (see attached)

Interview Date: Thursday 10th August 2017

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

The Emergency Support Team will provide short term assessment and intensive support and intervention for families in crisis where there is risk of family breakdown. The team will work a shift system to ensure that where appropriate crisis support is available during the evening and weekend.

This is a new team which has been created as part of a wider strategy to ensure that families in Fife get the right support at a time when it is needed most. The team will work creatively with families to provide short term crisis support with a view to prevent family breakdown and unplanned admissions to care. The role of the team will be to work to stabilise a situation with a view to informing a plan for transition to longer term intensive supports if required.

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.


The ability to travel throughout Fife.

You will be required to work a shift pattern on a rota basis which encompasses both days, evenings, weekends and public holidays. Enhancements are payable for unsocial hours at the weekends and public holidays. The Emergency Support Team operates from 9am until 8pm weekdays and 9am until 10pm at weekends. Staff work 8 shifts within these hours, please see attached rota for more details. These shifts can be reviewed dependent on the needs of the service.

There will also be a requirement to attend out with 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 will undertake short term assessment of cases in order to provide support and intervention to stabilise a crisis situation.

You will provide focused and flexible support to families, working creatively to stabilise a young person’s home situation utilising a strengths based, solution focused approach reflecting the principles of GIRFEC.

You will contribute to the development of short term support and safety plans with families, with particular focus on supporting family decision making and promoting networks of support.

You will work closely with colleagues in area teams and partner agencies to progress a transition alternative, planned supports in a timely manner using the wellbeing pathway.

Please refer to job pack for full information.

The Individual

Considerable experience in a relevant setting either dealing with crisis or working with children, young people and their families.

Knowledge and understanding of Child and Adult Protection guidelines and information sharing protocols.

Experience of joint working to achieve common goals.

For further information please contact: Robert Marshall on 03451 55 55 55 ext 480349 or at 

Applications must be made online at

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