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Social Worker x2 (SEWAS)

Mamhilad, Pontypool, NP44 0HZ
BG09110 / BG09118
Grade 8 (31,601 to 35,444 pro rata/per annum)
Contractual Status
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The South East Wales Adoption Service (SEWAS) is looking to appoint two social workers within the Children’s Services department who will provide a service to all persons affected by adoption and contribute to the development and provision of the adoption service, in accordance with adoption legislation, regulations, guidance, national standards and departmental policies.

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The successful candidates will undertake a range of elements of adoption work including;

  • Recruiting, assessing and preparing adoptive parents
  • Presenting assessment reports of prospective adopters to an adoption panel
  • Arranging the matching and placing of children with adoptive families
  • Preparing reports for and presenting reports to a variety of audiences
  • Assessing need and developing and delivering a range of support services for all those affected by adoption.

It is essential that you have a diploma in Social work or equivalent, are registered as a social worker, and have knowledge of current legislation. You must be able to manage your own caseload, maintain accurate records, comply with SEWSCB and departmental safeguarding procedures and practices and undertake any duties appropriate to the grade and role.

You will be responsible for your own continuing development, be an excellent communicator and have good report writing skills, 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 postholders will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date             Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 1pm

Interview Date           Wednesday 4th October 2017 

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