Supervising Social Worker (Family Placement Services) (FIF05618)

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05618

Job Description

This post will be based within the Family Placement Team

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 7 November 2016

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

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.


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.

You will participate in the team duty system.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland, in addition to which registration with the Scottish Social Services Council is essential.

You must have a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent.


You must undertake thorough and informed assessments of Foster Carers and Adopters.

You will provide support, supervision and monitoring. and also contribute to the training and development of Foster Carers and Adopters.

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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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