Interview Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
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Fife Health & Social Care Partnership are looking to recruit an innovative, creative and enthusiastic individual to a Social Work post within the Social Work Contact Centre. This role will involve primarily telephone based communication with service users across Adult and Older People Services. You will undertake a wide variety of work including the provision of advice, sign posting to appropriate local services, assessments of need and risk and Adult Protection work. The Social Work Contact Centre is a fast paced working environment and requires team members to be able to make swift and confident decisions while ensuring that the best outcomes for services users are identified. Due to the volume and types of referrals received, team members are required to stay abreast of legislation, policy, guidance and research in order to promote best outcomes. The team are supported to do this through regular in-team training sessions and are expected to contribute with creative ideas and proposals as to how best to serve the Fife Wide community. You will work in a team that are dedicated, hard-working, supportive and cohesive. We promote mutual respect, kindness and support in our daily practice, towards each other, service users and multi-agency partners.
This post requires lone working.
Examples of tasks undertaken in this post include:
These tasks will be carried out in partnership with service uses, carers, family members, social work colleagues and other professionals, external agencies as required.
You will have a working knowledge and understanding of Adult Support and Protection guidelines, legislation and processes. You will have experience of working in a relevant setting across Adult and Older People Services and have a working knowledge of professional practice models and standards. The position requires significant organisation skill and the ability to prioritise a very busy workload. You will be skilled in assessing and analysis situations in order to make clear and sound decisions.
The essential qualifications for this post are:
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership (Protected Adults) through Disclosure Scotland.
The ability to travel throughout Fife is a requirement.
For further information, please contact Diane Biddle at [email protected] or 01345 55 55 55 Ext. 466845
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