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Social Worker ~ Placement and Support Team Children’s Services

Are you an enthusiastic and passionate social worker wanting to improve the lives and life changes of children who are looked after? Do you understand the importance of supporting the system around the child to enable the child to thrive and flourish. Do you want to work in an experenced, supportive and ambitious team in an authority that has invested significantly in fostering in recent years. Are you interested in working somewhere that has dedicated therapeutic and psychological support for foster carers and the children they look after? Would you like to work in a beautiful rural authority with five pretty market towns including Usk, named by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Wales in 2021? If so, then this is your dream job.

We are looking for a motivated, reflective and creative social work practitioner with strong social work values to join Monmouthshire’s Placement and Support Team. You will work as part of a team providing support to a manageable caseload of foster carers as well as undertaking a small number of assessments each year. You will be a strong team player with great communication skills and a committment to working collaboratively with all stakeholders. You will hold a professional social work qualification and be registered with Social Care Wales. You will have experience of foster care practice, ideally with experience in the assessment and/or supervision of foster carers, however we recognise that social workers with experience in other areas have much to offer.

Post ID: SCS279

Grade: BAND I SCP 31– SCP 35 £34,728 - £38,890

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: County Hall, Usk and the Monmouthshire locality

Closing Date: 24/09/2021 12:00 pm

Temporary: No

DBS Check: Appointment to this post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to the following DBS check: Enhanced with Children Barred List Check