37 hours per weekBridgend County Borough Council offers a great opportunity to further your social work career. We want the best Social Workers to join us – to assess and support the children and families in Bridgend.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. Join us and you will work in a rewarding, learning environment where staff feel valued.Our targeted family support services are co-located within our safeguarding hubs, to provide a continuum of services ranging from early help to intensive provision to families with complex needs. Our Safeguarding teams are located in three community based hubs around the borough. We also have teams who offer expertise in relation to Children with Disabilities and Young People aged 16+ who are entitled to leaving care services.We are currently remodelling our services to ensure a wider range of pathways for children and young people who are Looked After. Alongside this is a review of our existing fostering services and new innovative resources to support foster carer households.Our MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) went live in April 2018. This incorporates both the requirements of the Social Services & Well Being (Wales) Act 2014 along with safeguarding our most vulnerable children and adults.We encourage applications from both experienced Social Workers and those in their first two years of service. In return you will receive a robust induction, regular supervision, additional support and mentoring where required. 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. Additionally you will be able to further your career with both development and promotional opportunities.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 on working as a qualified Social Worker in Bridgend contact Iain McMillan on 01656642346Closing Date: Wednesday 30 December 2020 Click here for the Job Description & Person Specification To apply for this job click ‘Apply Online’
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