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Cardiff Council

Fostering Supervising 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: 30/09/2019

Fostering Service – Better Outcomes for Children

An opportunity has arisen at Cardiff Council within Children’s Services for an experienced Social Worker in the Fostering Team.

The Fostering Service are looking to recruit a full time qualified Social Workers who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for a Grade 8 Fostering Supervising Social Worker as described in the Job Description and Person Specification.

You will be responsible for supporting and supervising an enthusiastic group of foster carers, with whom you will be expected to build and develop effective partnerships, in addition to assessing and recruiting new foster carers. 

As a Grade 8 Social Work Practitioner, you will be able to set a standard of leadership for the service. Fully participate with the services priorities, show initiative, take responsibility and be accountable.

The successful applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they have excellent knowledge of work relating to Children who are Looked After by the Local authority.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with a Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification, with post qualification experience of working as a social worker in Children’s Social Care and who are registered with Social Care Wales.

For an informal discussion after you have read the Job Description and Person Specification, please contact the Fostering Team Managers, Roslyn  Rees or Gary Fear  on (029) 20873797.

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 an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity.  Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
•    aged under 25;
•    not in employment, education or training;
•    from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
•    ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.

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