Do you support vulnerable children to overcome challenges?Do you want to help vulnerable children to reach their full potential?We are proud to be the first tier supplier into Monmouthshire County Council, we will provide you with unique opportunities first and keep you informed of all QSW assignments.Job PurposeManage a Children & Families caseload of various levels of complexity, involving the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action, contributing to the effective application of resources to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. The role will also contribute to the development of the service by working collaboratively with Family Placement colleagues undertaking such activities as recruitment and training and supporting the wider Family Placement agenda.Key ResponsibilitiesAll functions allocated by the Team Manager, in respect of working with children, young people, their families and carers.To possess a high quality of professional social work knowledge and skills.To manage a caseload to include complex and diverse cases, involving assessments, reviews and the preparation of reports and court attendance, to effectively meet the needs of the client group.To work in a flexible and imaginative way to provide support and advice for children, young people, their families and carers in accordance with the principles of the 1989 Children's Act.To complete quality assessments of individuals and families; analysing strengths and risks.To formulate plans to meet assessed needs and risks building on strengths of children, families and carers.To implement agreed plans to safeguard children and to increase the capacity and resilience of their parents and/or carers.To undertake office duty and respond to crises, as and when required.To assist in developing the existing services for children, their families and carers and to help shape future services.To work as part of a team and thereby contribute to the development of the service.To supervise students, where appropriate.To initiate and develop effective working relationships with foster carers as professionals.To initiate and develop effective working relationships with partner agencies.To develop own professional skills through supervision sessions and through undertaking appropriate training and development.To maintain awareness of changes in legislation, related policies and practices and implement these within own professional practice.To maintain accurate records, which are up-to-date.To work in a flexible way, if the need arises, so that tasks not specifically covered in the job description are undertaken.To maintain safe working practices for self and others, in accordance with the authority's policy statement on Health and Safety at Work. To abide by the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as laid down in the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy.Why let this opportunity slip through your fingers?Benefits Dedicated consultant - one point of contact Accredited training / keep up to date - manual handling, health and safety at work, conflict management, safeguarding vulnerable adults/children Weekly payrollCompetitive pay ratesFull time and part time shifts availableWorking with a top local authorityWeekly mailers keeping you up to date with posts within your localityReceive up to £300 for referring a friend or colleague (T&Cs apply)Do you have some more questions regarding this or any other role?If you are interested in discussing the position further, please contact Ian Davies on 02920 877510 for a confidential discussion.Are you thinking about a change in your career? Whether you are in a permanent position, an existing Temporary role or you are moving back to the job market and are exploring your options, we have opportunities that are exciting, well paid and flexible.I have over 20 years experience in recruiting. If this particular role does not sound quite right for you, we have a wide selection of roles across the country that may not be advertised. We are also able to source a particular role to suit your requirements, so whether you work with children or adults in any particular speciality, please get in touch to see how we can support you!Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.