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- Principal Social Worker
- Job Category: Social Care-Children's
- Contract type: Permanent
- Working hours: Full Time
- Department: People and Communities
- Grade: Grade 9
- Salary: £36,876 - £39,782
- Closing date: 05/08/2019
Looking for a new challenge? The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) the front door to Cardiff Children’s Services may be for you! Fast paced, office based, no case holding but with a constantly changing work load the Children’s Services MASH team is looking to recruit a suitably experienced Principal Social Worker.
Cardiff is a vibrant multi cultural city and this is reflected in the many issues referred to the service. As a Worker in the MASH Team, you will be responsible for providing casework supervision to lower graded team members and assist in practice development and special projects with various professionals including; police, health and politicians, decision making at a critical early point.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team with the introduction of the Social Service & Wellbeing Act (SSWB Act) and the development of the MASH which means the team is based in a co located unit at Cardiff Bay Police Station with partner agencies engaged in the Safeguarding agenda.
The work involves timely risk assessment of contacts / referrals to the MASH and the early identification of those at risk including multi agency strategy discussions for decision making and safeguarding actions.
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check and South Wales Police Vetting procedures.
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 and LGBT+ communities
able to communicate fluently in Welsh
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