Social workers support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, but local authorities across the UK are currently experiencing problems recruiting enough qualified staff.
Caerphilly is facing pressures within its Children’s Services locality teams, so the authority is taking a proactive approach and has agreed to revise its current pay grade by offering an additional £3,277 p/a for new social workers.
Cllr Carl Cuss, CCBC’s Cabinet Member for Social Services said, “It is clear that recruitment of Social Workers across South Wales is highly competitive so we needed to take positive action to ensure that we have appropriate staffing levels to support our communities.”
“We are committed to investing in the future of social services by developing highly trained social workers. In addition to this new market supplement, we provide employees with opportunities for continued professional development, regular supervision, annual appraisal and opportunities for reflective practice.
“We are confident that the market supplement will assist us in recruiting Social Workers who have the right values, motivation and commitment to work in a challenging yet rewarding environment to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about a career in social work within Caerphilly county borough council can call 01443 866522.