Cardiff County Council
Cardiff, United Kingdom
5d ago

About The Service

With effect from 1st April 2021, this role attracts a market supplement of £5,000 (full time equivalent).

£38,782 £42, 890)

This payment is reviewed on a 12 monthly basis.

For Social workers seeking to return to Cardiff to work and for those seeking to work for Cardiff for the first time your applications would be welcome.

Cardiff benefits from being the capital of wales and is a growing city with a diverse population. The children of Cardiff require social workers who can respond to the diversity of needs and experiences which in turn offers social workers the opportunity for workers to develop expertise and to lead practice within Wales ensuring that Children and their families receive only the best.

Cardiff offers the opportunity to grow and develop through high quality training, supervision and a wide variety of opportunities to pursue career development.

There is a sense of optimism within the Children Services workforce as Cardiff moves through its change journey with strong leadership through the dedicated management team.

Cardiff are in the process of redesigning our services to follow the child’s journey and creating locality teams that enable workers to link closely with communities and local services.

These teams have been established in three areas of the city at St Mellons in the East, Fairwater in the North and Cardiff Bay in the South enabling staff to be based within the communities that they serve.

The Locality model offers benefits not only to Children and their families but also to staff including reduced travelling time and expense.

The locality offices support good team morale where staff feel comfortable can link with colleagues and engage with each other in peer reflection.

The operational managers are based with the teams at the locality offices ensuring strong links between staff at all levels of the service.

Cardiff is one of the fastest growing cities in Britain, committed to becoming a Child Friendly City’ that places the rights of children and young people at the head of our policies and strategies.

Parents have the most significant influence on children and on their future lives. It is our belief that outcomes for children are best when they are supported to grow and achieve within their own families.

This belief has driven the Think Family’ approach which looks at the family as a whole and co-ordinates support across the public services, tailored to each family’s needs and strengths.

If you are interested in being part of Cardiff’s journey to becoming one of the most vibrant and successful cities within the UK that puts Children first with the ambition of being a lead force behind practice development in Wales we would be excited to hear from you.

About the job

Cardiff are moving towards locality based working, moving services into the communities with which they work. This is the first step of a move towards better-integrated public services, working more closely with partners within the community.

We will be working jointly with partners to ensure citizens have access to all the services and opportunities available to them within their local community.

Within the team's geographical area you will support children and young people through robust assessment, SMART planning and effective intervention to support them in achieving positive outcomes within their families and communities.

Working within a restorative practice approach, you will work in partnership with families and multi-agency colleagues in intervening to address both the presenting concerns and underlying difficulties.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the service which puts the individual at the heart of our work. The teams work from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) approach to meet the needs of young people and their families.

We have a diverse variety of casework, individual, dedicated and regular senior management support alongside progression opportunities for the successful candidates.

What We Are Looking For From You

We are looking for experienced Social Workers.

The successful candidates must have robust safeguarding, child protection experience and be confident with court proceedings.

As a child protection social worker, you must be flexible and able to work under pressure. Due to the nature of the role candidates must have front line post qualifying experience in child protection services.

A degree in Social Work 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, organisation skills and IT skills.

Additional information

With effect from 1st April 2021, this role attracts a market supplement of £5,000 (full time equivalent).

£38,782 £42, 890)

This payment is reviewed on a 12 monthly basis.

Please refer to job description and person specification when applying for the above posts.

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.

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.

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform.

If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact Laura.white3 cardiff. for a discussion.

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