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1 Edgar Street, DUNFERMLINE, KY12 7EP
£38,312.49 - £46,065.09 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Details

The post is for a Senior Practitioner in a specialist Children with Disabilities team within the Children and Families Service. The successful candidate will work as part of a team, supporting children, young people and their families to access services specific to the needs or risks they may be experiencing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of Child and Adult Protection guidelines and information sharing protocols
  • Be required to and have experience in undertaking professional supervision of Social Workers and Social Work Assistants supporting their professional development  and ensuring Council policy and procedures are followed.
  • Be required to work within service processes and procedures to assess and undertake appropriate and relevant planning for children to ensure positive outcomes are  completed within timescales.
  • Completing Quality Assurance audits
  • Undertaking thorough and informed comprehensive assessments of need and risk.
  • Working individually and/or collaboratively to produce plans to support children, young people and their families.
  • Assessing, managing, monitoring and reducing risks to service users and others.
  • Contributing to complex assessments of need and risk with an aim of improving outcomes whenever possible.
  • Carrying a small children and families’ caseload with varying complexity, requiring specialist skills and knowledge to enable appropriate and effective responses to the needs/risks of service users.
  • Providing written reports as required, including informed recommendations concerning care/action plans.
  • Attending meetings and case reviews.
  • Updating and ensuring the accuracy of all relevant service user records and taking responsibility for the effective application of information management systems.
  • Engaging and working in partnership with service users, family members, Police, Health, statutory/voluntary agencies and others as appropriate.
  • Chairing meetings and review panels as appropriate.

The Person

A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) qualification is essential, as is registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will have one of the following:

An accredited post-qualifying award (e.g. Certificate in Child Protection Studies, Mental Health Officer Accreditation, Practice Teacher Award, etc.)

Other essential person criteria for this post are:

  • Ability to travel throughout Fife
  • Experience of assessment tools
  • Knowledge of national outcomes, policies, procedures, professional practice models, values and standards
  • Skills in risk management and caseload management
  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation
  • Initiative taking skills
  • Experience of promoting equality and diversity
  • Experience of analysing information
  • Team working skills
  • Ability to provide a regular, efficient and effective service
  • Organisation skills
  • Knowledge of information sharing protocols
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communicating skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others and on own

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the first registration period.

You may be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership or Disclosure Check for this role.