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Social Worker - Intake and Assessment

  • Job reference: EN-2908-swinas
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: An opportunity has arisen at Cardiff Council within Children's Services for an experienced Social Worker to join their Initial Response team within Intake and Assessment for an initial period of 3 months with a view to this being extended on a rolling basis. This is an exciting time to join Cardiff, which is an Authority on the implementation journey that uses the Signs of Safety approach to focus on the support of our Children.

Intake and Assessment is a fast paced and exciting team, due to Cardiff's demography the work is diverse and progressive. Practitioners undertake Well-being and S47 assessments and provide short term interventions to support families to increase safety within the home. Practitioners hold cases for a short period of time; long term work is generally transferred at the first planning meeting. The Team are on a duty rota for one week in every three meaning you have the opportunity to plan and record your work in a structured and organised way. Social Workers may also be involved in care and private law proceedings.

Cardiff Intake and Assessment Teams are established with experienced staff who support each other during challenging times. Cardiff work creatively under the Signs of Safety model for the best possible outcomes for families. Agency personnel are valued by Cardiff Council; training opportunities are available to everyone to ensure continued professional development.

The successful candidate will have experience of assessment, care planning, person centered planning and care management skills working actively with all partners to identify and meet individuals care support needs.

The ideal candidate will have:
*Social work degree, or equivalent
*HCPC or Care Council Wales registered
*Experience of working with children and families
*Full UK driving license and vehicle

The benefits of working with Eilidh at Service Care Solutions:
*You will receive a £150 joining bonus after completing 4 weeks of your first
assignment with us.
*Free umbrella service for new candidates.
*You will receive a dedicated and personal consultant with a vast knowledge of social
work
*We are a nationwide supplier of Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities
which means we have a wide variety of exclusive roles based all over the country
*We provide frequent updates of new opportunities via text and email
*We have an expert payroll service which is processed twice a week

At Service Care Solutions we also offer a £250 bonus for referrals! If you think you know someone who would be ideal for this role and they are placed in the job you will then receive £250 at the end of their probationary period.

To apply for this role, or to refer someone else, then please do not hesitate to contact Eilidh at Service Care Solutions on 01772208964 or email eilidh.nicol@servicecare.org.uk with your CV.