Social Work Assistant (FIF10764)

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF10764

Job Description

Interview Date: Thursday 12 July 2018

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This is a Social Work Assistant role which is specifically focusing on the delivery of activities/services to male service users involved in the Criminal Justice System.

This specialist Social Work Assistant post will be based within the Dunfermline Area Community Justice Team where the pilot project will be developed. The expectation will be that once the project is established in West Fife, this will then be rolled out across the Fife area, providing support for male service users involved in the Criminal Justice System.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to be instrumental in the development and delivery of a unique service to male service users.

The structure of the group is likely to be a programme based approach, with the facilitators organising around 10/12 weeks of activities based on a particular theme/outcome.

The candidate must have good communication and organisational skills as well as an ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team. They must be confident in negotiating and arranging activities with external agencies with a creative ability when considering what would meet the needs of the service users.

The development of the group will involve service users, therefore the candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively and consider different perspectives.

The role will also involve direct work with a number of service users in an informal setting, therefore ability to diffuse potentially difficult situations and evidence a knowledge of conflict resolution would be desirable.

This post will eventually cover the Fife area, therefore successful candidates must have the ability to travel.

The Individual

A relevant qualification such as SVQ 3/ HNC or equivalent.

Experience of group work and working with Criminal Justice Social Work service users would be desirable but not essential.

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

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 out with normal working hours, when necessary subject to service user and staff availability.

For further information please contact: Lisa McCran on 03451 555 555 Ext: 493870 or email 

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