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Ref no:
FIF17456
Published:
13/10/2021
Closes:
31/10/2021
Location:
Roxburgh Road, GLENROTHES, KY6 1BX
Salary:
£33,939 - £37,562 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

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Job Details

The post is a full-time permanent position within the Child Protection Team which provides a Fife wide service. Hours of work are 08:48 to 17:00, Monday to Friday It is however sometimes necessary to work out-with those hours. The Council does operate a mobile and flexible working scheme. 

The team undertakes joint investigations and joint investigative interviews of children who may have been victim of sexual or physical abuse. In some cases children may be witnesses to significant incidents or victim of severe neglect. Interviews are carried out with police officers from Police Scotland Public Protection Unit. Joint Interview Training is required in order to carry out these interviews. It is not essential to already be joint interview trained to apply for this role. This training may be offered to you when possible to do so.  

You will be required to carry out risk assessments of children and take necessary measures for their immediate protection and care. 

You will be required to work within service guidelines and procedures to assess and undertake appropriate planning for children to ensure positive outcomes for them. 

You will be required to liaise frequently with partner agencies to plan future interventions and supports for children and their families 

The Person

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

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 should have considerable experience in a relevant setting, with at least two years post qualifying experience being preferred.

You will be able to demonstrate that your practice is trauma-informed.

You will have experience of multi-agency partnership working in order to keep children safe.

It would be advantageous if you are already trained to undertake joint investigative interviews however this is not essential.

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.

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