Job Details - Social Workers: Children & Young People’s Services - Community Childcare Teams (5 posts)

Social Workers: Children & Young People’s Services - Community Childcare Teams (5 posts)

Ref: HRA11212/8370

Salary: Grade 8/9 (£30,451- £37,890 per annum, depending on experience)
Closing Date: 12:00, 31 December 2021

Neath Port Talbot Children & Young People’s Services are currently looking for enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated Social Workers to join our busy front line teams as we continue to embed outcomes focussed practice throughout the service, whilst making solid progress towards our aims of achieving quality, effectively managing risk, and supporting children, young people and their families' to make a difference to their lives and improve their wellbeing so they have the best start in life.

With its’ excellent travel links to the M4, Neath Port Talbot is world famous for its industrial heritage, spectacular coast and surrounding countryside, boasting high quality attractions, including Aberafan Seafront, which has one of the longest beaches in Wales, Waterfall Country, Gnoll Estate, Margam Park, Graig Gwladys and Afan Forest Park, one of the UK’s most exhilarating mountain biking destinations. NPT shares close links to neighbouring Swansea, Experience Wales’ Cultural City and the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula with its award winning beaches, coastal walks and water sports.

In our Children and Young People’s Service we like to pride ourselves on being a service that strives for excellence and supports its employees to achieve their potential by incorporating a comprehensive induction programme, providing regular supervision and appraisals, and facilitating ongoing training and development with opportunities for progression throughout the service. Our service shares best practice and supports working groups, such as the First Three Years in Practice Group and the Practice Improvement Group.

The Service has a separate Single Point of Contact Team (Intake Team) , Looked After Children Team, including a team providing support to 16 – 18 year olds who will be leaving Local Authority Care, Childcare Disability Team, Community Children’s Teams, and Fostering and Adoption Teams, as well as a number of in-house support services who provide additional, early intervention provisions to families including Team Around the Family, FAST, Working Together Service and the Multi Agency Placement Support Service.

If you would like to be part of a committed, dynamic and professional workforce within a Service that strives for excellence and supports its employees to achieve their potential, this could be the role for you. We are proud to have a strong and stable management team; training and supporting staff remains a high priority and average caseloads per Social Worker continue to be low.

We can offer you secure employment with a competitive salary and generous terms and conditions including 24 days annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 2 extra days at Christmas, pension scheme and sick pay scheme. We also have a Health and Well-being Group with a staff lottery and associated discounts. If you are thinking of relocating, there is also a relocation scheme.

Please note that you must possess a relevant qualification in Social Work and be registered with Social Care Wales to apply for this post.

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

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessments to ensure that children and young people are protected. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child).

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Julie Folland, HR Officer, on 01639 686703 or e-mail j.folland@npt.gov.uk.

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

** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A ROLLING ADVERT AND INTERVIEWS FOR THE POSTS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN ON A REGULAR BASIS AS AND WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.**

If you wish to conduct this process in Welsh, please contact the Employment Support Team on jobs@npt.gov.uk

Directorate:SOCIAL SERVICES HEALTH & HOUSING
Section:ASSESSMENT & CARE MANAGEMENT
Hours:37
Contract:PERMANENT PERMANENT & TEMPORARY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Location:Based in various locations within Neath Port Talbot