Consultant Social Worker
Barnardo’s Cymru is looking to recruit a Consultant Social Worker at their Family Support Service (FSS), IFSS, Old Brynglas Hostel, Brynglas Road in Newport.
The Family Support Service is an innovative Edge of Care Service which is part of the Integrated Family Support Services (IFSS) delivered jointly in partnership between Newport Children’s Services and Barnardo’s. A new contract has secured a 7 year partnership to continue to develop and expand its existing offer to children and families within Newport.
The aim of the IFSS is to provide a continuum of family support providing intensive support for those families on the brink of care or where the plan is for a child’s rehabilitation home. We work with families focusing on their strengths to build resilience enabling them to make changes to their lives. Interventions are based upon evidence-based practice relevant to the family’s needs. The service also provides a number of evidence based parenting programmes.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Social Worker to assist in the development of the service which will now introduce work with ‘looked after children’. We are seeking a highly experienced social work practitioner with a good understanding of safeguarding. You will be expected to provide high quality supervision and training, leading on areas of development and research such as Domestic Abuse and CSE and evidence based programmes.
You will be based at Old Brynglas Hostel, Newport working with families across Newport. You will need to have willingness to work flexibly including, evenings weekends and public holidays.
Please note that a Social Work qualification is required for this post i.e. Degree in Social Work, DipSw, CQSW or CSS.
Job Description (English) available for download here: j60449_CYM445_f1
Job Description (Welsh) available for download here: j60449_CYM445_f2
Job reference: CYM445
Interview date: 19 March 2018
For further information and to apply, please visit www.barnardos.org.uk/jobs searching for reference CYM445
Closing date: 5 March 2018