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Resource Worker | Foster Care | Fife

Location: Scotland
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Date added: 18th September 2017
Salary: £19000 - £26000.00 p/a
Reference: HO-FC-RW-DUN


Swiis are looking to recruit a Resource Worker to join our Permanent fostering team based in Dunfermline. The post is varied and involves working with social workers, therapists and education workers as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The role involves providing flexible and comprehensive support to children and young people who are fostered, foster carers and their families, using a variety of needs led interventions and approaches e.g. group-work and 1:1 issue based programmes to achieve the best possible outcomes. Other key responsibilities include keeping appropriate records, representing Swiis at meetings, being involved in carer recruitment activities and taking part in the office duty system.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the issues experienced by children who are looked after and direct experience of working with young people/adults in a variety of settings using a variety of innovative interventions and programmes to meet identified needs.

This post is based in the Swiis office in Dunfermline, however extensive travel will be required therefore the post-holder must have a clean driving licence and the use of a car.

Details and Benefits

  • Full time, permanent post
  • £19,000 - £26,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 27 days’ annual leave per annum
  • Car allowance
  • Optional health care scheme
  • Personal pension scheme

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant childcare experience
  • Ability to work in the UK without visa restrictions
  • Capacity to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Full UK driving licence and use of car

About Swiis

At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Very Good or Excellent by the Care inspectorate for the high quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.

Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.

If you have the skills, attitude and experience to be successful in this role, we want to hear from you today. Please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment and study history.

Swiis is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, Post holders will subject to a satisfactory Disclosure or PVG from Disclosure Scotland.

Due to the volume of applicants, if you have not received a response from us within 14 days, please assume that you have not been successful in your application.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on Monday 2nd October 2017.

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