Fixed Term until 31st March 2022The Families First Team in Blaenau Gwent requires a qualified Social Work Practitioner with post-qualifying experience in child care social work to support staff within the Families First Team.The Team Leader will be responsible for providing a high quality service in relation to all aspects of the Families First programme and to assist the Manager to deliver the programme in line with Welsh Government guidance.The post holder will support and manage the workload of and case allocations to the Family Support Workers within the Families First locality team ensuring the team carries out quality assessments based on the Joint Assessment Family Framework of need (JAFF) and formulate individual support plans using the Team around the Family approach. The Team Leader will ensure all staff within the programme are able and act on safeguarding concerns.The post holder will hold a number of higher need cases and their associated administration tasks including preparation of reports and case recordings. The Team Leader will lead on specific elements of the Families First Programme and will supervise support workers within the team.The successful candidate will support the Families First Team Manager in designated areas of responsibility and all other duties as required of a senior social work practitioner.Essential to the position are CQSW; Diploma in Social Work or Social Work Degree and registration as a Social Worker by Social Care Wales; and experience of undertaking assessments and experience of safeguarding and assessment of risk. The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.Closing Date: 4th March 2021, midnightInterview Date: 11th March 2021
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