Social Worker (FIF09839)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 5 March 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

Providing an effective Social Work Service to Care Leavers, children who offend or engage in sexualised behaviours and their families in line with Council policy and National Standards.

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.


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.


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

Develop thorough and informed assessments of children and young people and their families in order to provide logical and coherently presented recommendations for Children’s Hearings, Courts and young people and their families.

You will ensure high quality care plans and interventions for the children and young people we support, contributing to complex assessments of need and risk both to the service user and the wider public.

Undertake the duties placed on the Local Authority in relation to the provision of services for children affected by disability, looked after children and children at risk.

Secure permanent high quality alternative care plans if remaining at home is not appropriate.

Maintain service user/carer contact as required.

Promote/maintain independence and inclusion.

Participate in multi-agency meetings as required.

Work in collaboration with partners e.g. Health, Police and voluntary sector agencies.

Strive to improve outcomes for service users.

Promote the interests of service users and carers in terms of rights, opportunities, culture and diversity.

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.

Effective writing and verbal skills.

Ability to communicate and present information clearly within a variety of settings.

Knowledge of professional practice models and standards.

Knowledge, skills and experience of utilising a variety of interventions in working with groups and individuals.

Commitment to service user participation principles.

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: Bill Brown on 03451 55 55 55 Ext 401423 or

Applications must be made online at

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