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Principal Social Worker (Fostering) – Wales

Principal Social Worker (Fostering)
(Cardiff Bay)
£37,184 – £39,889 per annum
Full Time / Fixed Term Contract
(Maternity Cover)

+ 45p a mile for travel, 32 days holiday and an excellent pension scheme

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, flexible and personable Principal Social Worker to cover a period of maternity leave (up to 10 months). This is a specialist lead practice role and its remit includes the supervision and mentoring/training of staff and tasks related to quality assurance and performance management.

The FCC don’t believe in providing our Social Workers with heavy caseloads. Instead, we aim to provide our Social Workers with ample capacity to provide a thorough, personal and meaningful service to all of our foster families.

The role will involve travel within the South Wales area (and at times across other regions of Wales).  Additionally, you will be required to answer emergency calls outside of office hours.

Applicants must have experience in the completion of good quality, evidence based assessments and hold a Diploma or BA in Social Work. Prior experience of work in the area of fostering is essential.

The successful applicant will join a supportive team with an established carer group and experienced social workers. We are a non-profit organisation, putting the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint a Social Worker who is as passionate about this as we are.

Closing Date: 28th January, 2019

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tracey Arnold, or Kim Perkins on 029 20464348.

Job Description/Person Specification

Application Form

The FCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and operate a Safe Recruitment policy; applicants must be willing to undergo Safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance at an enhanced level. CVs will not be accepted, all applicants must complete an application form.