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Social Worker - Pre-Adoption Support

Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, NP4 0HZ
Grade 8 (31,601 - 35,444 pro rata/per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Fixed Term 12 months
Job Type

The South East Wales Adoption Service (SEWAS) are looking to appoint an experienced Social Worker with extensive knowledge of child development and the impact of early childhood trauma. You will have a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practises and procedures as well as current legislation in relation to Children’s Services.

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The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct support to adoptive children and parents.  You will participate in the development and delivery of training and workshops, assess, plan and prepare adoption support plans, promote the professional development of the work of the service and attend/represent SEWAS at meetings, reviews and conferences.  You will need to be flexible in order to meet the individual needs of families, young people and children, and comply with all relevant legislation and regulations.

Essential qualifications & experience include:

  • Diploma in social work or equivalent
  • Registration with Social Care Wales
  • Knowledge of current legislation in relation to Children’s Services
  • Knowledge of the impact of childhood trauma and adversity
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and mediation skills

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process.

The post-holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.


Closing Date:         Thursday 22nd February 2018 - 1pm


Shortlisting Date:   Tuesday 6th March 2018


Interview Date:       Wednesday 21st March 2018 

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