Senior Practitioner (FIF08151)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 25 September 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 key focus for Older People’s Services is to find ways to empower service users and their families and to develop personalised approaches to service delivery.

Expectations of service users constantly change and the challenge for Older People’s Services is to respond to this with innovative solutions to meet individual needs.

The Older People’s Service includes teams who: - support individuals to live within their local communities; support individuals to access short breaks; provide assessment and care management support from Social Workers within local teams; provide an Occupational Therapy Service by Occupational Therapists based in local teams; carry out statutory interventions to have specific needs met related to learning or physical disability and mental ill health in line with Adults with Incapacity, Mental Health and Adult Support and Protection legislation.

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.


You must have the ability to travel throughout Fife.

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


You will contribute to the management of the service whilst taking on specific areas of responsibility and overseeing the work of community support service staff, ensuring service users receive a high quality experience of their support service.

You will carry out joint social work and health assessments as part of a multi disciplinary team and work with people aged over 65 years who have complex physical or mental health needs to promote their rights and to achieve better outcomes. 

You will prepare assessments for older people with complex needs and develop creative care packages designed to meet these needs.

The Individual

You will undertake activities outwith normal working hours and be prepared to work in the evenings and at weekends if required, e.g. training sessions, unusual circumstances and the occasional emergency situation that may arise.

You should have considerable experience in a relevant setting and knowledge and understanding of Adult Protection legislation, guidelines and information sharing protocols.

Experience of joint working to achieve common goals and significant post-qualifying experience providing statutory social work services is essential.

A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) is essential, as is registration with the Scottish Social Services Council together with an accredited post-qualifying training award.

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: Gordon Mackenzie on 03451 555 555 Ext: 460510 or Email: 

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