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Cardiff Council

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

We are seeking a Social Worker to join our growing services for children, young people and young adults with disabilities services.

Adopting a signs of safety approach, your ongoing case management and risk monitoring will include undertaking of a variety of assessments and the implementation and review of care and support plans - as underpinned by the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

Social workers within the CHAD team work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies and council directorates from Health, Education, the voluntary sector and Adult Services. These posts offer a unique opportunity to support children and young people with physical and learning needs who may require:

?    Care and Support plans
?    Transition planning
?    Child Protection plans
?    Looked After Children procedures
?    Court proceedings

Alongside regular supervision and peer meetings you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of training courses and practice enhancement to build on your portfolio of continual professional development. In addition, newly qualified practitioners will be supported through their first year in practice. (CPEL)

The service is co-located with targeted services case management teams within Cardiff County Hall, with agile working in place to support staff to work independently across the city. There are a number of touch down points across the city, however the service has a touch down point within Ty Gwyn School on the Western Learning Campus for the use of staff within the CHAD teams

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sara Brown or Amy Reed (Team managers) on 02920 536197.

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 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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