Three full time positions available
Newport City Council Childrens Services are seeking to recruit social workers to join our Safeguarding HUB. This is an exciting time to join Newport City Council as we expand our children’s workforce to meet an increase in demand for our services.
You will have good assessment skills and the ability to engage with service users quickly, with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of children. You will be skilled in developing and sustaining effective multi-agency links across a range of professional groups.
The Safeguarding HUB post will involve responsibility for undertaking assessment and investigation work. You will be highly motivated, focused on providing high quality, timely and effective short term assessments and interventions to children “at risk” or “in need of care and support” in the community. You will be part of a highly supportive environment and have good access to training and development opportunities.
We are seeking inspirational and dynamic social workers who are able to make positive contributions to transform the lives of the families we work with. You will work within a service focused on person-centred and strength based approaches committed to achieving Wellbeing outcomes that enable families to safely live together.
Newport is a great place to live and work being a geographically small City with a diverse population of which 35,000 are children and young people. Newport is situated on the M4 corridor and is located between Bristol and Cardiff with excellent transport links further afield. The strengths of working and living in Newport are that it is a growing city that is developing at a fast rate whilst still providing opportunity to access affordable housing, good schools and excellent community resources. We are proud to have a stable workforce or dedicated staff of which all are permanent workers who experience a supportive and positive learning environment. Unique benefits are our effective Prevention and HUB services, the dedicated Mentoring and Consultation team, our partnership arrangement with Barnardo’s to deliver joint interventions to families as well as comparatively low, stable, caseloads, regular individual and group supervision and the opportunities for excellent career development and training opportunities.
For this role you will be a practitioner with a professional social work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent and registered with the Care Council Wales (or able to transfer from HCPC or similarly recognised body)
In addition to generous annual leave, good pension scheme, comparative or higher pay than neighbouring authorities Newport City Council offers great benefits including:
• Vehicle allowances; Tax free bikes for work
• Working life balance – flexible employment.
• Career development
• Health and leisure (with discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle)
• Employee Support Service (Carefirst)
• Town centre offices with good transport links
Should you wish to discuss this role further please do not hesitate to contact Jane Jansen, Team Manager on 07581011452 or Mike Pickerill Deputy Team Manager on 07772119046.
To view the recruitment brochure click here
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
You must be registered with Social Care Wales.
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English
Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.
Our values – Courageous, Positive and Responsible
Ein gwerthoedd – Dewr, Cadarnhaol, Cyfrifol
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