Social Worker – IAA Assessment

    Mid Glamorgan

    Bridgend County Borough Council

    Social Worker – IAA Assessment

    Salary – £39,834 – £48,421 per annum (includes a £5,000 market supplement). Starting point will be determined in line with Progression Framework
    A relocation package up to £8,000 will be considered for this post.
    Contractual hours – 37
    Basis – Full time
    Job category/type – Social Work – Adults/Children
    Job reference – 16318

    Job description

    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.

    We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Social Worker to join the Information, Advice and Assistance Service (IAA) who is as committed as we are in working towards and achieving positive outcomes for children and families. The IAA service is a fundamental part of Bridgend’s MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) and work in close collaboration with partner agencies such as South Wales Police and Health in order to support families in line with the Social Services & Well Being (Wales) Act 2014, along with safeguarding our most vulnerable children.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Additionally, you will be able to further your career with both development and promotional opportunities.

    You will receive a £5,000 Market Supplement and a relocation package up to £8,000 will be considered for this post.

    Protecting children, young people or adults at risk is a core responsibility of all council employees.

    A valid driving licence is requirement for this post.

    The council’s Hybrid Working Policy applies to this post. This provides a framework for establishing how you will undertake working hours between your home and the office.

    Please note that criminal records check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) will be necessary for the successful applicant.

    Closing Date: 15 May 2024

    Job Description and Person Specification

    Benefits to working at Bridgend County Borough Council