Non Caseholding Reunification / Assessment Social Worker

2022-01-11 12:27:152022-02-16Hoop Recruitment
Job TypeTemporary Full Time
AreaCardiff, United KingdomCardiffUnited Kingdom
SectorSocial Work - Adult
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserSarah Leigh
Job RefV36242

Cardiff City Council Children’s Services team are seeking highly experienced social workers to enhance the work of their locality service. The contract will initially be for 3 months with an hourly Umbrella rate of £37.37 per hour.

This is not a case-holding role, and there are expectations of attending Court. We need practitioners able to undertake comprehensive assessment including parenting assessments, viability assessments and assessment to enable children to be reunified home. these assessments will assist in decision making for Children to remain at home or return home to their parents. Assessments will need to consider the current risks and associated protective factors whilst also identifying the likelihood of sustained change within the child’s timescales. The successful candidate will have prior experience of undertaking assessments using the DOH Framework of assessment and have knowledge and understanding of the principals of the NSPCC Reunification framework. You will understand the impact of trauma both on parents capacity and on the child’s needs and be able to ascertain if the parent(s) has capacity to meet the needs of the individual child. You will have experience of working with children and their families and undertaking pieces of work used within court proceedings which require excellent report writing skills and evidence based analysis. You will require the skills to overcome barriers to engagement during the assessment process and tailor your assessments to the learning styles of parents. Your assessments will draw upon the knowledge of other professionals working with the child and their family and exploring the informal support networks available to the parents to assist them in the parenting role. A key part to the role will be working in collaboration with the child’s allocated worker and contribute to care planning. This is not a case-holding role, and that there are expectations of attending Court.

If you are a Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Care Wales, and this role is of interest to you, get in touch on 02922 400519 for an informal chat with Sarah Leigh.


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