Children's Social Worker - Intake Team

Location Barry
Job type Permanent
Salary £30,451 - 38,890 per year
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Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has apermanent role for a Children’s Social Worker to work full-time based in Barry, within the Intake Team.

The salary for this permanent Children’s Social Worker job is £30,451 - £38,890 per annum.

Duties:

  • Providing social work support to children, young people and their families or carers

  • Provide a direct social work service to children, young people and their families/carers, in line with the relevant legislation, guidance, regulations and national standards

  • Provide a consistent and quality service to all service users, families and carers

  • Work in partnership with service users, families/carers, other professionals and agencies both internally and externally

  • Promote and represent positively the work of the Directorate with all partner agencies

  • Undertake service user assessments including assessments of need and assessments of risk, in line with Directorate and national standards

  • Undertake case planning and reviewing responsibilities in line with Directorate and national standards

  • Take responsibility for ensuring the flexible use of all available resources to meet identified service user need within agreed Divisional parameters including budget

  • Attend all relevant meetings, reviews and court hearings, producing reports, giving evidence verbally and in writing as required, and to, at all times, represent the Directorate in a professional manner

  • Maintain accurate and up to date social care records, both electronically and on hard files, including ICS, in relation to each child or young person in line with Directorate policy

  • Provide information and prepare reports for the Operational Manager or Team Manager as required

  • Professionally manage a caseload consistent with responsibilities and grade

  • Participate fully in professional supervision consistent with the Directorate Supervision Policy and Workload Management Policy

  • Maintain Social Work Registration with the Care Council for Wales

  • Take responsibility for your own continuous professional development including updating knowledge about the relevant legislation, standards, practice, guidance and research that impacts on the provision of social care services

  • Take part in training and Team Meetings

  • Contribute to the development of an Annual Team Service Plan

  • Assist the Team Manager in meeting the annual performance targets for the team

  • Assist the Team Manager in ensuring good practice is promoted and enhanced within the team

  • Participate as required in inter-departmental planning arrangements and project work on a regular or ad-hoc basis

  • Assist training officers and others in developing and delivering appropriate training for staff in relation to service specific/specialist issues in line with the registration requirements of the Care Council for Wales

  • Ensure compliance with the Council’s Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, Policies and Procedures

  • Implement the principles of the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy whilst carrying out the above duties

  • Adhere to Health and Safety legislation / relevant Council policies and procedures and to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be adversely affected by your acts / omissions

  • Implement the principles of the Council's Environment Policy while carrying out the above duties

  • Undertake out of hours support to foster carers on a rota basis where this is a requirement of the post and team e.g. Placements and Permanency

  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and in accordance with the general character of the job as may reasonably be required by the Director/Head of Service

Requirements of the Children’s Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current Social Care Wales registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services

  • Be aware of and have an understanding of all relevant legislation, guidance, policy and procedures, good practice guidelines, national standards and the principles of Best Value

Contact: 

This Children’s Social Worker job is advertised by Ashley Eales; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.