Job Description

Family Support team This is a team of 5 managers, the workers will be undertaking child protection work and court work. The team are working towards a protected caseloads of 15-19 due to the complexities of the cases to enable this to happen an additional 7 members of staff are needed . It has been agreed this is needed to enable the workers to undertake good quality assessments. The team has worked hard to improve performance within the team and promote the practice of the team. With positive feedback being received in relation to the team. Priority for the next 12 months • Maintain performance of the team • Develop practice • Early permanency planning • Development of robust and multi-agency risk assessments for children and families Expected working arrangements The service is based in a modern working environment at Crown Buildings, Chester Street Wrexham. This is a newly refurbished central town location for all of Social Services and Education & Early Intervention departments, with technology to support agile working, hot desking, bookable meeting areas and access to a canteen. There will be a hybrid working where the worker is required to work on site with citizens, Crown Building or working from home subject to service needs. There is good technology set up to enable this modern ways of working to take place within the service Expected working hours arrangements The placement will normally be 37 hours per week. The Service is open to alternative work patterns such as condensed working patterns (9 day fortnight or 5 days in 4 working weeks) and part time working hours subject to service needs/ current work patterns of the wider team. Option to ensure additional hours that are accrued (subject to service need) can be taken back as paid time off work at different time. Most placements will be anticipated for a minimum of 3 months with longer periods available subject to service needs Other benefits of undertaking a placement at Wrexham Accommodation Allowance of £100 per week will be applicable for agency workers who live / are based more than 30 miles from Wrexham. Agency worker induction programme to ensure proper introduction to the council, the service itself and the role. Including completion of key mandatory e-learning e.g. H&S, social care complaints, data protection & FOI and introduction to our social care systems / recording. Access to development as required to undertake agency placements e.g. , Lunch and learn sessions with Social Care colleagues, in addition to mandatory training as part of the departments improvement journey (i.e. mental capacity) Offering a nurturing and supportive working environment where wellbeing is a high priority for its workforce. Agency workers who are treated as part of the Social Services team with access to supportive managers, peer colleagues and access to wellbeing services as provided through the Care First assistance programme.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children’s
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**