Post No. SSCF0108 – Social Worker (Pathway Team)
This is an exciting opportunity to work with children and young people who are looked after, children who are on a Care Order and young people (16/17 years old) who are homeless, and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. You will be based in one of the two Pathway Teams who support children and young people between the ages of 0-18.
The teams have the statutory responsibility of ensuring that children who are looked after have their needs met and that they are being supported in line with the corporate parenting strategy.
The Pathway Service is comprised of three Teams, including team managers, senior practitioners, social workers, young person’s advisors, social work assistants, contact worker and a family mediation worker. We work with children and young people up to the age of 25 and their families. We have a stable workforce, supervision is regular and the opportunities for career development and training are excellent. Our caseloads are comparatively low and internally we have access to a dedicated Mentoring and Consultation team, and access to support via a family support service. There are also a number of agencies operating locally who work with the young people and their families to improve their lives.
Newport itself is a great place to live and work being a geographically small city with a diverse population. It is situated on the M4 corridor and is located between Bristol and Cardiff with excellent transport links. Newport is a growing city with access to affordable housing, good schools and community resources.
In addition to generous annual leave, good pension scheme, comparative or higher pay than neighbouring authorities Newport City Council offers great benefits including:
• Flexible working – 9 day fortnight
• Child care vouchers
• Vehicle allowances
• Tax free bikes for work
• Career development
• Health and leisure (with discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle)
• Employee Support Services
• Town centre offices with good transport links
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL WEBSITE: https://recruitment.newport.gov.uk/ce0536li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=602472KLZW&WVID=32373800AE&LANG=USA
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English
Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.
Our values – Courageous, Positive and Responsible
Ein gwerthoedd – Dewr, Cadarnhaol, Cyfrifol