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Cardiff Council

Social Worker
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £28,785 - £32,878
Closing date: 15/07/2019

An exciting opportunity has become available at Cardiff Council, based in Children’s Services, Looked After Children Aged 0-14 Team, and we are recruiting a Grade 7 Social Worker.

Here in Cardiff we’re rethinking how we work with children and their families.
We want to make sure that Social Workers have the time and space they need to make each child a priority. That’s why we’re investing in additional Social Workers to work with children aged 0-14 who are subject to care and support plans.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service which puts the individual at the heart of our work.  The team works from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) approach to meet the needs of children and their families.

If you’re prepared to spend time listening to what children have to say, building relationships, and get alongside a child and their family to help them achieve their goals and make the changes that are needed then this could be the job for you. 

We know that you’ll need to be your best to give your best so we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. You can expect protected caseloads, regular supervision and you’ll appreciate the team approach we take to supporting children and their families. You’ll benefit from an expansive training programme and a nurturing management team who will take time to make sure you develop.  

Like you, we know that sometimes families need that extra something when it comes to a Social Worker – ordinary isn’t good enough. So if you’re a creative, enthusiastic Social Worker who believes that children have the right to live free from fear and abuse and whenever possible with a family that loves them and can meet their needs then we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Lorna Leonhardt on telephone number 029 2087 1169.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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