Social Worker Assessment & Intervention Team
|Vacancy Group:||Full Time Permanent|
G09 - £30,451 - £32,910 per annum
The Assessment and Intervention Team are seeking for a social worker to join the Assessment and Intervention team as a Core post has been agreed as part of our continues Improvement plan to work with teenage children who are on the edge of care or homeless. The purpose of this role is to ensure that partners continue to work effectively together to provide a consistent and coordinated response to young people who present as homeless or at risk of homelessness and may be in need of accommodation. The applicants will be required to work within the protocol of the Children Act 1989 which imposes a general duty on local authorities to provide a range of services to ‘children in need’ in their area. The job also entails working under the Housing Act 1996, Part V11 which sets out responsibilities under which the local authority have a duty to provide temporary or permanent accommodation. The Health and Wellbeing Act Wales 2014 is also fundamental to this post and ensuring opportunities are offered to such vulnerable young people.
This protocol was introduced in response to the House of Lords judgement in May 2009 in the case of G v LB Southwark.
We are seeking a highly motivated social worker with proven knowledge and experience in children’s social work. You will be a key member of the Assessment and Intervention Team, Wrexham, delivering quality social work assessments and ensuring greater cooperation and communication between services. The aim of the role is to improve how young people are referred to and access homeless accommodation/support services and promote greater consistency in access to services and decisions. The role expects the social worker to work in close conjunction with the young person and enable them to make informed decisions by giving them information about their entitlements and the efficient use of resources to best assist the young person.
The applicant will have some experience in working with children and in safeguarding however training and mentoring will be provided. Applicants without this experience will still be considered for interview and employment.
The applicant will be able to work well as part of a team and equally be able to work well independently. There are opportunities for progression with the team and a wide variety of training and development opportunities available to support career progression. Wrexham is making positive progress on their improvement Journey and the support and development of staff is key to the success of this. An Enhanced DBS check & Social Care Wales registration is required for this position.
The Council welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, disability, sexuality, religious belief or age.
The Council is committed to developing its bilingual workforce and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
|Contact Name:||Sharon Britton|