- 1 Edgar Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7EP
- £33,939 - £37,562 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
This position has expired.
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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org