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Support Worker (Statutory Assessment Team)

Agile Worker
BG New
Grade 6 (£30,825 – £34,834 per annum) 37 hours per week
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
6 months
Job Type

The Statutory Assessment Team is a fast-paced team that provides initial intervention in response to referrals relating to children and young people up to the age of 14. As a support worker in Blaenau Gwent’s Statutory Assessment Team, you will be expected to provide assistance to the social workers to undertake Section 47 assessments, complete consent-based integrated assessments and case manage until the point of transfer to a longer-term locality team, step down to preventative services or progress to closure where statutory intervention is not required.

You will be expected to assist and empower service users to develop their potential for independence and enable them to exercise choices wherever possible.

You will ensure the implementation of agreed initial plans, offer informative transitions to the receiving team or service, all whilst offering clear and open communication to families, carers and associated professionals and partner agencies.

Qualifications essential to the role are NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or an equivalent qualification in a relevant field and 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English.

Essential knowledge/skills include, but are not restricted to:

  • Knowledge of current legislation, guidance regulations and standards
  • Experience of working with children and their families in a statutory setting or within a voluntary organisation.
  • An understanding of child development
  • An understanding of safeguarding children practices and procedures
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently when required, showing drive and initiative
  • I.T. literate
  • Negotiation and mediation skills when working with families and other agencies

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.

We welcome applications in Welsh, please complete Welsh Job Application Form

Closing Date:         20.06.2024

Interview Dates:      28.06.2024


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