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A new and exciting opportunity has become available for Social Worker’s in the newly formed Permanence Teams in the Children and Families service in Fife. We invite applicants with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience in a Statutory Children and Families social work setting, preferably in the arena of Looked after children/Permanence.
We are looking for motivated aspirational social workers who can work with children in our care, their families and their carers to achieve the best possible outcomes. We want to enable children and young people to reach their full potential.
Relationships with children and their families are important to us, and you will have the ability to build and maintain supportive and trusting relationships with children, young people and their families.
You will spend quality time with children in our care, understanding their views, their life experiences and support them to understand and recover from what has happened. In keeping with ‘The Promise’, you will also help them maintain connections with important people in their lives where possible such as siblings, birth family and people who matter to them.
You will ensure that children and young people lead their care planning. You will advocate and appreciate individual need to achieve best outcomes based on evidence-based assessments. Working with children and young people, you will complete and update assessments and review care plans, and implement recommendations which may include Permanence and Adoption orders.
Fife Council are committed to prioritising and achieving the best outcomes for Looked after children where a final destination is required. You will be part of a Children and families Service that continually strives to improve outcomes for children and young people in our care.
Your ideas and aspirations will be very important to us and you will join a service where staff wellbeing and support is fundamental. You will receive regular reflective case supervision and management oversight alongside group supervision.
You will be supported to work flexibly and to have a good home/work life balance. We operate a hybrid working model.
A diploma/degree in social work or equivalent
Knowledge of theory underpinning practice in relevant areas of social work.
Knowledge, understanding and experience of relevant legislation, permanence processes and procedures.
Experience of working with a range of professionals to deliver good outcomes for children.
Experience of planning for looked after children and young people
Problem solving skills
Knowledge and skills to practice in a way that empowers others and firmly places the children at the centre of everything we do in line with ‘ The Promise’.
Ability to organise and prioritise a caseload
Ability to work flexibly and travel throughout Fife and beyond if required, working outwith office hours when necessary.
Good assessment skills
The ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
You may be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership or Disclosure Check for this role
Until 5th March 2023, you may be eligible for a fee waiver if you join the social care sector (certain roles only) for the first time and the role requires PVG membership. This is a great time to consider a change of career into Social Care as, if eligible, this initiative could personally save you up to £59.00. You will also save money on your SSSC fees as these will now be paid for all roles and grades by the Scottish Government.
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