The Children and Families Service offers two types of help to children and their families in Fife:
Assessment of need and risk: time with a social worker who may provide information, advice and a planned, assessed analysis of difficult situations in order to improve a child's and/or family's difficulties.
Direct service provision: care, protection, support and accommodation (including residential houses and family placements with foster carers).
You will be part of a service committed to delivering high quality residential care for young people in our small community-based residential houses.
You will be directly responsible for one/two of these houses and carry additional strategic responsibilities across the residential service.
You will have significant experience of working in residential child care and supervising staff/students together with an awareness of good child care practice.
You will have commitment of child-centred practice and young people's participation.
You should also have the ability to lead a staff team.
You will be required to undertake other necessary training as well as shift and on-call duties if circumstances within the Houses require this.
You may be called upon to undertake other duties as required by the exigencies of the services. This may include cover for other teams at varying locations due to the varying needs of the client group.
You must hold a Diploma in Social Work or SVQ 4 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF 9, plus, any 60 credit management award certified at SCQF 8 (or be working towards this/willing to work to attain this).
Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland, in addition to which you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council.