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Powys County Council

Social Worker Through Care 14 plus

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

CHL0584

Salary

Location

£38,223 to £40,221

Posted Date

12 February 2024

North Powys

Closing Date

25 February 2024

We are looking for a Social Worker to join our team which focuses on supporting our Children Looked After during their adolescence and into adulthood.

We try to ensure wellbeing, stability, educational achievement, safety and positive outcomes for all of our Children Looked After through working collaboratively with them, parents/carers and professionals.

We are an established team consisting of Social Workers, Personal Advisors, Support Workers and a Team Co- Ordinator who assists with various tasks including organising and minuting meetings, preparing chronologies and general business support.

About you:

A passion for helping to support disadvantaged young people to be able to achieve positive outcomes.

Key skills in engaging with, and building a rapport with, adolescents who may be difficult to engage and display challenging behaviour.

The ability to identify risk and manage complex situations.

Strong assessment and written skills.

To be a team player with the ability to work with a range of professionals from different agencies but also the ability to work independently as required. A flexible approach to working and a can do attitude.

Knowledge and skills, or the willingness to learn, around working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.

What you will do:

To provide a social work service to young people with a view to keeping them safe and enabling them to achieve to their fullest potential.

To work as part of a team, undertaking tasks on a duty rotational basis, and providing cover for absent colleagues.

To foster and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and partners that enable the team to work effectively.

To identify risk issues in relation to the circumstances of individual children, and to ensure that there is safeguarding in place in order to minimise risk.

For further information about the role please contact Principle Social Workers, Sarah Cummins sarah.cummins@powys.gov.uk or Ben Christofides ben.christofides@powys.gov.uk

This position has a requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check

To find out more about working in Children’s Services please visit our main website

Service: Children's Services

Salary: Grade 11 Point 30 to Point 32 £38,223 to £40,221 per annum £19.81 to £20.84 per hour
What we offer

- We will train you and develop your skills
- Flexible Working
- Guaranteed defined benefit Pension Scheme
- Learning and Development
- Lease Car Scheme
- Competitive Pay
- A Great Place to Live
- Powys County Council Reward Scheme
- Health and Well Being
- Salary Sacrifice Benefits

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