Social Work Assistant (FIF08117)

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Fife Council
£21,062 - £24,046 per year
08 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Interview Date: Monday 11 September 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.”

The key focus for Adult Services 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 Adult Services is to respond to this with innovative solutions to meet individual needs.

The Adult Services 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.

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 officer's 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.


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


You will work in partnership to provide delivery of high quality services to service users through robust assessment and case management processes.

The Individual

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 have considerable experience in a relevant setting.

Knowledge and understanding of Child and Adult Protection guidelines and information sharing protocols is essential together with experience of joint working to achieve common goals.

In Fife Council the way we work matters, and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Steven Dodd on 03451 555 555 Ext: 480599 or Email: 

See also:
Health Social Care Partnership Info Sheet.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
RS71 Generic Job Pack SWA June 2016.docx