Job Description

Senior Practitioner – East Safeguarding 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 strengths-based approach within a collaborative and supportive environment.

We are currently recruiting for Senior Social Workers who will be based within our Locality Teams.

Our Locality Teams are based within three community hubs around the county borough. Our targeted Family Support Services are co-located with our Locality Teams to provide a continuum of services ranging from early help to intensive provision to families with complex needs. 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. We are currently rolling out training for Signs of safety approach.  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 experienced Social Workers who have 3 years’ experience or more 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.

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.

You will receive a £5,000 Market Supplement and a relocation package up to £8,000 will be considered for this post.

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.

For further information please contact team managers Grace Coleman on 01656 815331 or Davina Howley on 01656 642418.

The ability to greet customers through the medium of Welsh is a requirement for this post

The council’s Hybrid Working Policy applies to this post. This provides a framework for establishing how you will undertake working hours between your home and the office

A valid driving licence is requirement for this post.

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

Criminal records check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) is a requirement for this post.

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