Social Worker

Company : Newport City Council

Job Location : Newport, UK

Posted on : Wed, 27 May 2020 12:34:53 GMT

Job Description :

Post No. SSCF0231 - Social Worker - Family & Friends

We are looking to recruit a social worker to cover maternity leave within the family and friends team, where you will specialise in working with kinship foster carers and special guardians. Your role will require you to be the supervising social worker for all kinship foster carers and this will include providing regular supervision, support and guidance. You will be required to complete all annual reviews and ensure all the family are fully supported. You will play a crucial role in working with children placed with family or friends and their carers to ensure the placements are well supported.

Your role will also include the completion of assessments including regulation 26 assessments, viability assessments and connected persons assessments where appropriate. You will also be required to be part of a duty rota to cover any issues arising with active cases within the team.

You will have excellent assessment skills and the ability to engage with service users effectively, with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of children. You will be skilled in developing and sustaining effective multi-agency working across a range of professional groups. You will be involved in the development of the new team and will be highly motivated, focused on providing high quality, timely and effective assessments with children and families and have good organisational and time management skills. You will be part of a highly supportive environment and have good access to training and development opportunities.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact either Laura Pritchard or Laurie Ryall on 01633 656656.

For this role you will be a practitioner with a professional social work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and deliver a quality service to meet the assessed needs of children and young people.

You must be registered with Social Care Wales.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English

Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.

Our values – Courageous, Positive and Responsible Ein gwerthoedd – Dewr, Cadarnhaol, Cyfrifol

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