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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 8
Salary: £32,878 - £36,876
Closing date: 08/08/2019

An opportunity has arisen at Cardiff Council within Children’s Services for experienced Social Workers. 

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.

The posts are permanent and will be based in the Initial Response Team, within Intake & Assessment.

Intake and Assessment is a fast paced and exciting team, due to Cardiff’s demography the work is diverse and progressive.  Practitioners undertake Well-being and S47 assessments and provide short term interventions to support families to increase safety within the home.  Practitioners hold cases for a short period of time; long term work is generally transferred at the first planning meeting. 

The Team are on a duty rota for one week in every three, meaning you have the opportunity to plan and record your work in a structured and organised way. 

Social Workers may also be involved in care and private law proceedings.  Cardiff Intake and Assessment Teams are established with experienced staff who support each other during challenging times.  Cardiff works creatively under the Signs of Safety model for the best possible outcomes for families.  Agency personnel are valued by Cardiff Council; training opportunities are available to everyone to ensure continued professional development.

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

You will be a registered Social Worker and have 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.

These posts are 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.

These vacancies are 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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