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Ref no:
FIF17506
Published:
26/11/2021
Closes:
6/12/2021
Location:
1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7EP
Salary:
£33,939 - £37,562 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Not all our jobs are advertised here. Please go to www.fife.gov.uk/jobs for all our current vacancies including other Social Worker opportunities.

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 13 December 2021

The post is for a Social Worker in an area 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:

  • 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 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.

You will be educated to SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree in Social Work or equivalent.

Other essential 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.

For further information please contact: Nicola Stewart - nicola.stewart@fife.gov.uk