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Social Worker Placement Team

Beaufort Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 5LH
Grade 8 (£32,878 - £ 36,876 per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Maternity Cover (until April 2020)
Job Type

Job Summary

A qualified social worker is required to cover maternity leave in the placement team.  Duties include the assessment, supervision and support of foster carers including kinship carers and the recruitment of foster carers.


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Blaenau Gwent Placement Team is a dynamic and forward thinking team ready to take on the new challenges of fostering in Wales.  We require a qualified social worker with the vision and commitment to assess and support foster carers to ensure that children who are looked after have the best outcomes possible.

This role focusses on the delivery of recruitment, assessment, approval, support and supervision of foster carers, including connected persons as well as ensuring that children remain at the centre of everything we do.  You will prepare and present assessments to the Fostering Panel and identify placements for children as appropriate to their needs. You will work in partnership with other professionals in order to provide placements that keep children safe.

It is essential to possess a diploma in social work (or equivalent) and be registered with Social Care Wales or an equivalent body.  Applications will be accepted from newly-qualified workers who have had at least one placement in a children and families setting.

The main responsibilities of the post include:

  • Completing assessments of prospective foster carers and presenting the assessment at our fostering panel.
  • Completing assessments of friends and family members to look after children under Care Orders or Special Guardianship Orders and submitting these assessments to the fostering panel and family court.
  • Supervising and supporting foster carers, including kinship foster carers, to meet the needs of the children in their care.
  • Help to deliver training to carers in groups or in the carer’s home.
  • Being available to support carers via our advice line.
  • Help in the recruitment of new foster carers.

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 23 May 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:        Wednesday 5 June 2019

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