Supervising Social Worker (Family Placement Services) (FIF05615)

Fife Council
£30,560 - £33,864 per year Dependant on experience
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The Individual

You will have considerable experience in a Children and Family 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

Contact Details: Enid Jamieson, 03451 55 55 55 Ext: 493726, or Joanna Duff, 03451 55 55 55 Ext: 402610, 

See also:
RS71 Job Pack for ssw.docx
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc