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Senior Practitioner for Exploitation Bridgend County Borough Council
Location: Bridgend
Full Time

37 Hours per week
Bridgend County Borough Council offers a great opportunity for you to further your social care career. We want the best social workers to join us – this is what our children and families deserve.
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 environment where staff are valued.
Our targeted family support services are co-located with 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 and a Care Experienced Team.
We are currently remodelling our services to ensure there are a range of pathways for children and young people.  Alongside this is a review of our existing fostering services and some new and innovative resources to support foster carer households.
Our MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) went live in April 2018.  This incorporates 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 existing senior practitioners for the role of senior practitioner within our IAA/assessment team based within our MASH. The role will involve key decision making for cases at the point of contact/referral, involvement in multi-agency processes and supporting the team manager in the supervision and performance of the team.
In return you will receive a robust induction, regular supervision, additional support and mentoring where required. Additionally you will be able to further your career with both development and promotional opportunities.

We offer a range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees – click here to find out more

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.

Closing Date: 15 February 2023