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Social Worker – Children’s Services

Location
Family Resource Centre, Beaufort Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 5LH
Reference
BG03407
Salary
Grade 8 (£32,233 - £36,153 pro rata)
Contractual Status
Temporary
Date
Temporary until end of March 2019
Job Type
External

Hours:                       18.5 hours per week

Contract:                  Temporary until end of March 2019

Job Summary

To provide and develop an enhanced level of social work assessment and care management in line with the policy and procedure of the Authority.

 

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An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Social Worker within the Children’s Placement Team within the Social Services Division.

You will supervise, support contribute to the training of foster carers, kinship carers, supported lodgings providers and “When I am Ready” Carers to enable them to effectively care for vulnerable children and young people in line with Departmental Policies and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering. You will also assess applicants wishing to become carers, identifying strengths and areas for development.

You will be able to effectively manage a caseload, produce reports for a variety of audiences and act as an advocate in pursuit of the service users’ best interests. You will represent Social Services in multi-disciplinary settings and comply with all relevant County Borough Policies.

Essential requirements include; CQSW: Diploma or BA honours in Social Work, registration with the Care Council for Wales, Social Work experience in Children or Adults Services including placements, knowledge of current legislation, regulations and standards. You must also be I.T. literate, possess effective negotiating and problem solving skills and knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice.

This post can also be offered as a secondment opportunity. Before applying for this as a secondment opportunity, candidates should seek approval to be released from their current post by their Line Manager. Secondments are available to permanent staff of the Authority only.

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 postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date:            Thursday 13 December 2018 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date          TBC

Job Description Download
JD_Social_Worker_BG03407.pdf
Closing Date
13/12/2018

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