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North Street, GLENROTHES, KY7 5LT
£36,547.97 - £40,245.94 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Details

Due to the team expanding, we are recruiting for two Social Workers within the Young People’s Team. The team is growing to meet the demand of working with Young Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, which is an exciting development of the work the team are responsible for. As a social worker, you will be responsible for assessment and planning for these young people, supporting them through the processes required to progress asylum claims and compiling/reviewing plans to ensure needs are met.  

The Young People’s team provide a social work service to young people under 16 who commit offences. As a Social Worker in the team, you will complete offence focused assessments aimed at targeting interventions to reduce the likelihood of future offending. You will contribute to and compile multi-agency risk management plans designed to reduce harm and reducing offending.   

The Young People’s Team provides a social work service to young people with lived experience of care as they transition to adulthood. As a social worker in the team, you will be responsible for case planning, assessments, and compiling/reviewing plans aimed at helping young people successfully transition to independence from care.   

The Young People's Team also offer specialised assessment and intervention for young people who display sexualised behaviour.  

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individuals who have an interest in working with young people and can support them to achieve their potential. Successful candidates would need to have the skills to engage with young people with a range of experiences and needs.  

Key Responsibilities include:  

  • Undertaking thorough and informed comprehensive assessments of need and risk.  
  • Working individually and/or collaboratively to produce plans to support 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 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.  
  • Carrying out specialised assessments around risk aimed at reducing offending and targeting interventions designed specifically to reduce risk of harm.   

For more information please contact: Donna Ross,