Senior Social Work Practitioner

Closing date: 28/11/2019

Reference: REQ101966

37 hours / Permanent

34,788 - 36,876*

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Social Work Practitioner to work in an assessment & support team, which undertakes assessments & develops planned initial interventions, when necessary undertaking longer term support through Care & Support & Child Protection plans. 


Duties will include supervising Social Workers & Team Support Workers, maintaining a small caseload of complex cases, co-working with Social Workers when necessary & deputizing for the Team Manager when necessary.


The Department is committed to the Signs of Safety approach & undertaking necessary transformation to ensure a through age service approach.


Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.


Job Description and Person Specification

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Children Services

We are responsible for early help and prevention services and the protection and care of children and families. We aim to support families to bring up their children themselves and work in partnership with parents and other carers. Where the child’s best interests require Social Care to look after them, we will assist the family to keep in contact.    We have responsibility for the following areas:

  • Operations: Business support; Performance management; Porth Gofal.
  • Prevention and Early Intervention: Emergency duty team; Family support service (Team around family, Tim teulu, Penparcau Family Centre); Flying Start; Youth justice and prevention service.
  • Safeguarding, Quality Assurance and Independent Review: Integrated family support service; Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board (CYSUR); Nominated Child Protection Officer; Regional “Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence”; Schools service.
  • Statutory Services: Children and families assessment service team; Family placement service (family group meetings); Looked after children and leaving care; Mid and West Wales Adoption Service; Tim Plant Anabl.
Penmorfa
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