Principal Social Worker (Grade 9)

1 March 2024
£42 / hour
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Job Description

Job Title : Principal Social Worker (Grade 9)
Job Category : Social Care – Qualified
Location : County Hall, Cardiff Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : Immediate start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £42

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape practice and performance within the Team, whilst developing your risk assessment and management skills. You will support the Team Manager and the Team in delivering the Signs of Safety approach and a high quality service.

What we are looking for from you
Under the guidance of the Team Manager, you will be responsible for your own small sub-Team and will take the lead on staff development and supervision and be responsible for high risk Strategy Meetings, on a rotation basis with the other sub-Team. You will further support the Team Manager with “Ragging” referrals, allocations and authorising Social Worker’s assessments.
You will be expected to work closely with the MASH Partner Agencies and assist the Team Manager in promoting professional, positive and meaningful relationships with them. You will be expected to partake in the development of the Service and partake in Task Force Groups.
MASH is a fast-moving, fast-paced Team that requires experience and confidence in decision making, risk assessment and management and an ability to work on your own initiative under extreme pressures and within timescales, to ensure children and young people are safeguarded and there is no delay in progression to the appropriate statutory or non-statutory services.
Children’s Services promotes flexible working for its staff and all staff are provided with equipment to agile work. As a Principal Social Worker, however, you will be expected to be office based on a rota basis with your counter-part to support and assist the Team Manager.

Additional Information
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council.