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Cardiff Council

Principal Social Worker
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £36,153 - £39,002
Closing date: 18/02/2019

A number of opportunities have arisen at Cardiff Council within Children’s Services for experienced Principal 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 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 take the role of Practice Leader, supporting and encouraging the culture within the services as well as leading, teaching and modelling the Sings of Safety approach.  You will be responsible for monitoring and managing the performance and development of Social Workers as well as contributing to the development and maintenance of effective systems to ensure quality services to children in need and their families.

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 Sarah Woelk, Operational Manager on telephone number 029 20873622

The successful candidate will be part of the targeted services management team and will play a key role in supporting the team manager to manage performance.

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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