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Social Worker 1 or 3 – Care Experienced Children’s Team

Job Description

37 Hours per week

Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people? Do you want to work for an employer who places major importance on high quality supervision, wellbeing and career development?

Bridgend County Borough Council offer great opportunities to further your social work career. We want Social Workers to join us to assess and support the children and families across the county borough.

We have recently completed a restructure to provide an even wider range of pathways for children who are care experienced. As a result of the restructure, four smaller case management teams have been created and will be underpinned by a strength-based approach within a collaborative and supportive environment.

We are currently recruiting for Social Workers who will be based within our new Care Experienced Children’s Team that works with care experienced children post care proceedings and young people up until the age of 16 years old.

We also have teams who offer expertise in relation to children with disabilities and young people aged 16 and over who are entitled to leaving care services.

Our MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) went live in April 2018. This service incorporates both the requirements of the Social Services & Well Being (Wales) Act 2014 alongside safeguarding our most vulnerable children and adults.

In 2020 Children’s Social Care launched the outcome focused approach social work model which underpins all of our practice in Bridgend County Borough. All new staff will be provided with a suite of training that will support them to develop their practice in line with the principles of the model.

We would love to hear from both experienced Social Workers and those in their first two years of service. If successful you will receive a robust induction, regular supervision, additional support and mentoring where required. As well as this, you will be able to further your career with both developmental and promotional opportunities.

Our programme of support for newly qualified social workers won the ‘Developing a Confident and Sustainable Workforce’ award in the 2018 Social Care Wales accolades.

We are a reflective organisation that continuously builds on its strengths and is committed to the principle that the most effective way of improving outcomes for all children, young people and families is through the provision of accessible, universal services.

Working in a rewarding and educational environment where staff feel valued is what you can expect with Bridgend County Borough Council as your employer. For further information on working as a qualified Social Worker in Bridgend, please contact Sian Williams [email protected]

A relocation fee of up to £8000 will be considered for this post

Plus a £5,000 Market Supplement

Protecting children, young people or adults at risk is a core responsibility of all council employees.

Applicants should note that a criminal records check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) will be necessary for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2023

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