Social Worker (FIF11920)

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF11920

Job Description

Interview Date: week commencing 29 October 2018

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.


The key focus for Older People’s Service 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 Service 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; and carry out statutory interventions to have specific needs met related to learning or physical disability and mental ill health. This includes the support of the Fife wide Mental Health Officers Team.

The Individual

You will undertake activities out with 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.

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: Heather Ford - 03451 555555 ext 445714 or e-mail:-

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