Social Worker (FIF05475)

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Salary: 30,560 - 33,864
Location: Kirkcaldy

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05475

Job Description

Contract Hours: 36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Monday to Friday, 8.48 am - 5.00 pm)

Interview Dates: Week Commencing Monday 7 November 2016

The key focus for Older People's Service is to find ways to empower Service Users and their families and to develop personalised approaches to service delivery.

Expectations of Service Users constantly change and the challenge for Older People's Service is to respond to this with innovative solutions to meet individual needs.

The Older People's Service includes teams who:-

Support individuals to live within their local communities; support individuals to access short breaks; provide assessment and care management support from social workers within local teams; provide an Occupational Therapy Service by Occupational Therapists based in local teams; and carry out statutory interventions to have specific needs met related to learning or physical disability and mental ill health. This includes the support of the Fife wide Mental Health Officers Team.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


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

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.

Workers new to role must gain registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within six months of start date in this role.


You will carry out joint social work and health assessments as part of a multi-disciplinary team and work with people aged over 65 years who have complex physical or mental health needs to promote their rights and to achieve better outcomes.

You will prepare assessments for older people with complex needs and develop creative care packages designed to meet these needs.

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About Fife Council

We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.

We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.

We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.

If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!

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