Job Details - Social Worker - 14 Plus Leaving Care and Care Experienced Children Team

Social Worker - 14 Plus Leaving Care and Care Experienced Children Team

Ref: HRA990/7269

Salary: £28,785 - £36,876
Closing Date: 12:00, 25 September 2019

We are currently looking for a Social Worker for our 14 plus team, which supports care experienced children and care leavers.

This post involves direct work with young people between the ages of 14 and 25 years and their carers and families in line with statutory LAC and Leaving Care requirements as outlined in the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014.

You will work with a number of statutory and voluntary agencies to co-ordinate the effective delivery of support services for young people in and leaving Local Authority care, in line with agreed plans and current legislation.

You will be responsible for assessing the needs of young people and facilitating and reviewing the delivery of LAC and Pathway Plans. As such, a high level of written and verbal English is required, alongside the ability to engage with complex young people and multi-disciplinary professional networks. Welsh language skills are desirable but not necessary.

The post requires a Social Work qualification. (DIPSW, Degree or Masters)

We can offer you secure employment with a very competitive salary and generous terms and conditions including 24 days (pro-rata) annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 2 extra days at Christmas, pension scheme, sick pay scheme and discounted gym membership.

Applicants will need to be registered with Social Care Wales or an equivalent body.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure (Child/Adult).

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child and Adults).

This post is subject to a an Enhanced DBS Disclosure (Child)

For an informal discussion, please contact Kate Giltrap on 01639 01639 685581 or

You may apply online, download an application pack or contact the HR Recruitment Team by e-mail at or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title and reference number.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

If you wish to conduct this process in Welsh, please contact the Employment Support Team on

Hours:37 Hours per week