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Cardiff Council

Social Worker
CH50003615
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £28,785 -£32,878
Closing date: 27/06/2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Cardiff Council within Children’s Services for a Social Worker.  This is an exciting time to join Cardiff, which is an Authority on the implementation journey that uses the Signs of Safety approach to focus on the support of our Children.

This post is temporary and will be based in Targeted Services, working in any one of a number of teams that focus on the care, support and protection of children.

The successful candidate will carry out assessment, care planning, person centre planning and care management skills working actively with all partners to identify and meet individuals care support needs.

A degree in Social Work (or equivalent) is essential for this role, as well as excellent skills in assessment and the ability to write concise records and reports.  You will be a good team player, have excellent communication and organisation skills and have IT skills.

For further information or informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Rachael Jones, Project Support Officer, Children’s Services on telephone number 029 2087 3847.

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 post is temporary for 12 months from the date of appointment.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.  

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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