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About The Service

This role currently attracts a market supplement of £3,000 for (full time equivalent), reviewed annually.

Are you a Social Work Student in your last year of university?

Cardiff Council’s Adult Services are offering a unique opportunity to apply for and secure a permanent Social Worker position ready for when you successfully qualify as a Social Worker at the end of your course. All you need to do is submit an application (demonstrating how you could meet the essential criterial in the person specification listed) and we will guarantee you an interview in the next few weeks.

That’s not all, we can also offer the opportunity for you to join us as a Social Work Assistant after you have finished your final placement whilst you wait for your qualification to come through, why wait, apply now!

As the largest local authority in Wales, we support nearly 5000 individuals to live well, offering them a person-centred support structure to ensure they can meet their own needs and outcomes. Cardiff has three service areas providing this support:

Adult Community Services is the largest team in Cardiff supporting older citizens and those with physical impairments over eighteen years old. The teams are made up of community and hospital based Social Workers who offer services for individuals and families from their first contact with Adult Social Services and this can continue long term where required. Working alongside a wider multi-disciplinary team, including the Independent Living Service, Occupational Therapy teams, Social Work Assistants, Day Centre teams and Health colleagues, we make sure that the voice of the citizen is at the centre of all decisions and outcomes. Our teams help citizens, unpaid carers and families to find ways of strengthening their wellbeing in the present and assist them in sustaining that wellbeing into the future.

Mental Health and Specialist Support Services support a range of individuals including people experiencing mental health difficulties, neurodiversity, drug and alcohol misuse issues and homelessness. The teams work in collaboration with a number of partners including CAVUHB and third sector organisations to provide services to individuals and families to help them negotiate the challenges they face and provide ongoing support where needed.

Mental Health Social Workers either work with predominantly working age adults in Community Mental Health teams or with citizens over the age of 65 years in Mental Health Services for Older People. These teams are integrated with our Cardiff and Vale University Health Board colleagues and offer the opportunity to work closely with our multi-disciplinary team colleagues in both hospital settings and within citizens’ own homes.

Learning Disabilities teams provide social work advice, information, and support services to adults with Learning Disabilities and their carers, working closely with wider multi-disciplinary teams to support ongoing complex needs. The team focuses on the strengths of the people worked with and opportunities are sought to support people to feel valued and included in their communities. A strength-based approach is used and the teams are committed to enabling people with learning disabilities to maximise independence, choice and control.

Please indicate your preferred team/service area on your application.

About the job

We have exciting opportunities across all our Adult Services Social Work Teams for students in the final year of their social work degree.

Wales’s vibrant capital city offers you the opportunity to work within the largest and most diverse community in Wales. Our Adult Services teams support over 5000 individuals and offer a wide range of professional opportunities for both newly qualified and experienced Social Workers.

As a Cardiff Social Worker, you will have access to a comprehensive range of resources and support to continue your professional development and to help you become the best Social Worker you can be. Cardiff Council’s Adult Service offers a comprehensive induction programme for each new starter, alongside mentoring from senior members of staff and the opportunity for continuous professional development both within and beyond your first three years in practice as a Newly Qualified Social Worker. Your continuous professional development is supported by the Council’s own training department which delivers a variety of training for your service area in addition to corporate training requirements.

We take the wellbeing and welfare of our staff seriously and we strive to deliver positive working arrangements that support our amazing workforce to feel respected and valued.

Cardiff Council also offers great benefits for staff including:
• A generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per year to a maximum of 33 days per year after 5 years, with the option to purchase additional annual leave to a maximum of 10 days.
• With effect from 1st April 2023, this role attracts a market supplement of £3,000 (full time equivalent). This payment is reviewed on a 12 monthly basis.
• £2800 (Full time equivalent) for Approved Mental Health Professionals.
• Our working culture is flexible, with a flexi scheme allowing you to work to a schedule that suits you, including access to office sites throughout the city.
• Hybrid working – supporting you to flexibly deliver your role whether on visits, from an office or your home.
• Access to the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund which is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), offering a reputable, secure and flexible pension plan for peace of mind.
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• Support offered through mentorship and enhanced by senior management dedicated to each service area
(For more information about working as a social worker in Cardiff check out our Social Work Website where you can read more about what you can expect working for Cardiff and more about what we have to offer: Home - Social Work Cardiff : Social Work Cardiff)

What We Are Looking For From You

We are looking for students in the last year of their social work degree who are looking to gain further experience within Cardiff Council. As the successful candidate you will be able to work independently and manage your time. You will be able to show you have excellent skills in assessment and the ability to write concise records and reports. You will be a good team player, have excellent communication, organisation skills and IT skills.

You will be supported by an experienced social worker who will offer mentorship and guidance to you managing a caseload appropriate for your level of experience and will support your career development within the team.

You will have a commitment to supporting the citizens of Cardiff and to working in a strength-based, collaborative and preventative way to provide the support needed to enable them to achieve what matters to them.

You will have a strong and demonstrable commitment to strength-based approaches, a dedication to working in an outcome-focussed way and a keen interest in your on-going professional development, striving for excellence.

You will be committed to working in a way that promotes equality and inclusion for all our citizens.

To be working towards a degree in Social Work or equivalent Social Work qualification.
Registration with Social Care Wales is essential for this role.

The ability to speak other languages, in particular Welsh, and Community Languages would be an advantage.

We are looking for committed individuals to join our remarkable team of Social Workers. Join us and be inspired by what Cardiff has to offer!

Additional information

This role currently attracts a market supplement of £3,000 (full time equivalent), reviewed annually.

This post has a requirement for registration with Social Care Wales.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

Refer to the Job Description-Personal Specification and tell us how you meet the criteria set out in these when completing your application, and please note we do not accept a CV as an application for the post.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

Due to the current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs or accept application forms via the post.

Interviews will normally be held on Teams but if you would prefer a face-to-face interview, please let us know.

Please note the Council does not accept CV’s. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you refer to the below located on our website:
Important information you need read in order to complete your application:-
• Application Guidance
• Applying for jobs with us
• Behavioural Competency Framework
Additional Information:-
• Employee Charter
• Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
• Privacy Notice