Are you a committed Qualified Social Worker within Children's Services looking for a 6 month contract ? Are you looking for a role where you can have an immediate impact ? If so read on We are proud to be the first tier supplier into Blaenau Gwent County Council, we will provide you with unique opportunities first and keep you informed of all QSW assignments. Key aspects of role To provide and develop an enhanced level of social work skills within standards or practice. To comply with all relevant legislation, guidance, national and Departmental polices Duties Main Purpose of Post: To provide social work assessment and care management in line with the policy and procedure of the Authority To effectively manage a caseload To assist and empower service users to develop their potential for independence and enable them to exercise choices wherever possible To ensure the implementation of agreed plans, monitor progress and coordinate the process of reviews that involve service users, carers and associated professional and partner agencies. To provide full information and advice on the availability of services, the appropriateness of service provision and statutory responsibility of the Department To write clear and concise reports for a variety of audiences, including court and safeguarding To act as an advocate in pursuit of the service users' best interests, including educator to professional colleagues and the community at large, the needs and rights of the service user. As required, to provide or access information or refer appropriately to alternative agencies in matters which require specialist or specific advice, e.g. Welfare rights, legal rights To represent Social Services perspective in multi-disciplinary settings etc. To undertake supervision, personal/professional development and training as required, and in accordance with relevant National/ Local and Departmental policies. Comply with the relevant sections of the Authority's policy statement on Health, Safety and Welfare at Work. Qualifications: EssentialCQSW: Diploma or BA honours in Social WorkRegistered with the Care Council for WalesEssential Experience/KnowledgeSocial Work experience in Children or Adults Services including placementsKnowledge of current legislation, guidance, regulations and standardsKnowledge and understanding of research, legislation and good practiceGood written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write reportsAbility to work as part of a team and in partnership with other agenciesI.T literateWell-developed negotiating skills Effective problem solving skills Ability to analyse and evaluate information and to apply criteria to make prioritised judgementsKnowledge of anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunitiesSpecial RequirementsCurrent driving license, ability to travel as required and access to a car for work purposes.Welsh Language skills desirableDBS Enhanced required Benefits Accredited training / keep up to date - manual handling, health and safety at work, conflict management, safeguarding vulnerable adults/children Weekly payroll Competitive pay rates Full time and part time shifts available Working with a top local authority Weekly mailers keeping you up to date with posts within your locality Receive 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 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.