Attendance Support Worker (FIF09590)

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Ref no: FIF09590
Closes: Sunday, 28th January 2018
Published: Friday, 12th January 2018
Location: New City House, 1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline
Salary: £19,297 - £21,399 per year
Hours: 41.10 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Term Time Full Time
Organisation: Fife Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

Job Description

Work Pattern:  41 hours 10 minutes per week (annualised) Monday - Friday (Term Time) 8am - 4.40pm

Interview Date:  Week commencing 5 February 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. 

The Attendance Support Worker (ASW) will work as part of the Family & Community Support Team (FACST) to address individual cases of attendance and to support work to address attendance issues in the identified area

The ASW will work with schools and families to monitor and promote attendance and provide support as identified

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.

Requirements

Educated to SCQF Level 4 which includes National 4 or Standard Grades at General Level or ‘O’ Grades or equivalent. 

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

Responsibilities

Building working relationships with pupils, parents/carers and key partners to agree solutions to improve school attendance

Working in partnership with FACST, Education, Social Work, Community Police and other key partners to support and promote school attendance

Being aware of risks associated with child protection and/or wellbeing concerns

Planning and prioritising home visits and calls through analysis of attendance data

The Individual

The post holder should have experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and families and be able to provide a regular and effective service.

Partnership working and communication skills

Experience of either early years, school, community, health or social work/care setting

We are looking for an individual who has the ability to work creatively and flexibly to meet the needs of children, young people and their families

The post holder should have a positive attitude and enthusiasm with a ‘can do’ approach to problem solving. 

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 ownershipFocus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results 

For Further Information Please Contact:  Jane Paterson, Integration Manager 03451 55 55 55 ext 406789; jane.paterson-ics@fife.gov.uk.