Social Worker (FIF05474)

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Salary: £30,560 - £33,864
Location: Fife

Closing date: 23 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05474

Job Description

Work pattern: 36 hours per week (Monday to Friday, Combination of Shifts 8:48 - 17:00 and 12:00 - 20:00), 52 weeks per year

Interview Date: Week commencing 13th November 2016

You will provide an effective Social Work Service to children and their families in line with Council policy and national standards.

You will be required to undertake Joint Investigative interviews  of child witnesses alongside Police Scotland colleagues with children who are victims of physical/sexual abuse or who have been significant witnesses in a crime.

You should preferably have 2years post qualifying experience in the field of children and families work. You will be required to carry out assessment of risk and promote planning of care for children to remain at home as far as possible.


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

You will have the ability to travel throughout Fife.

The pattern of working hours will be determined for individual remits and on occasions may include evenings and weekends.  There will be a requirement to attend meetings outwith normal working hours, when necessary, subject to service user and staff availability.

There will also be a requirement to attend outwith normal working hours for development, training, registration compliance etc when necessary.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.


You must contribute to the development of a high quality professional Children and Families Service.

Reduce levels of risk to service users and others are essential.

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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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