Senior Social Care Worker (FIF09456)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Working Pattern: Monday - Sunday (5 days per Week)

Interview Date: Monday 25 January 2018

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.

Undertaking a range of management and care tasks.

Demonstrating leadership skills in an encouraging and supporting

role. Providing “on the job” coaching as necessary, overseeing and

monitoring working practices. Working alongside other professionals, utilising sound practice and knowledge.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 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.


Must have, in the first period of registration, Social Services and Healthcare SCQF7 qualification which includes HNC or Advanced Highers or equivalent to meet Scottish Social Services Council registration. Must gain additional supervisory or management qualification containing supervision or management theory and practice suitable for a supervisor of a care

service with a minimum of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above

hyperlink to the SCQF Framework

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

Workers new to role must gain registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within six months of start date in this role


In conjunction with the Unit Manager, manage and lead a team of staff.

Become familiar with National Care Standards for older people and actively promote and monitor a high standard of service to all service users.

Contribute to the assessment care, planning and review of individuals receiving a service.

Supporting service users to participate in social/recreational activities, maintain contact with family, friends and community and promote culture in which service users are encouraged to maintain independence.

Physical care tasks (for example, dressing, washing and feeding service users and administering medication).

Deputise in the absence of the manager.

The Individual

Understand and empathise with the needs of older people.

Previous relevant experience

Ability to work under, and manage, competing pressures as part of a team

Ability to make informed decisions and take informed risks

Understanding of Health and Safety requirements

Positive ‘can do’ approach with a helpful and polite attitude

Promote equality and diversity

In Fife Council How 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: Julie McLellan on 03451 55 55 55 Ext 440674 or



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