Social Workers – Intensive Intervention

Location
East office is based in Ty Trevithick, Abercynon and the West office is based in Tonypandy, Rhondda
Salary
SOCIAL WORKERS - £34,788 and SENIOR PRACTITIONERS £37,849
Posted
20 Jun 2019
Closes
15 Jul 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

SOCIAL WORKERS  £34,788

SENIOR PRACTITIONERS £37,849

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Children's Services is pleased to offer Senior Practitioner and Social Work posts within its Intensive Intervention Service.

All our practitioners have the chance to influence the development of our work and are supported by a strong, experienced management team both at strategic and operational levels.

We recognise that social work is professionally and personally challenging and demands considerable levels of skill, commitment, and enthusiasm. We offer a dedicated in house Learning and Development Centre which actively supports practitioners at each level to maintain their skills and Continuous Professional Development.

Our Children’s Services Department has benefitted from comprehensive and significant investment in recent years, and we have responded to this by strengthening preventative services which aims to add capacity to the front line.

INTENSIVE INTERVENTION

The Service is divided into two areas, East and West. The East office is based in Ty Trevithick, Abercynon and the West office is based in Tonypandy, Rhondda.

We expect our practitioners to have a sound understanding of the practice implications of the Children Act, the Social Services and Wellbeing Act and other relevant legislation, be up to date with emerging issues and have experience of or an interest in working within childcare. Committed to anti-oppressive practice, successful candidates will bring strong assessment, communication, and planning skills.

As a Senior Practitioner you will be expected to manage a defined caseload and work in a challenging yet supportive and rewarding team environment. You will be expected to take on a mentoring role where required with newly qualified practitioners and commit to your own development. Within this role you will be expected to deputise on occasion for the Team Manager. You will also receive regular informal and formal supervision and there are numerous and appropriate training opportunities available.  

You must possess a recognised Social Work qualification, have 3 years post qualifying experience, be registered with Social Care Wales on appointment and have a proven track record of Social Work with children, young people, and their families.

Those starting a Social Work career will also be supported to attend our First Year in Practice peer support programme which aims to bridge the gap between qualifying and consolidating practice.

We will look to you to manage a defined caseload while building and maintaining links with partner agencies. You must possess a professional recognised Social Work qualification and be expected to be registered as a 'Social Worker' with Social Care Wales on appointment. 

For further information and informal discussion please contact Nicola Bowditch, Service Manager East on (01443) 444560 or Julie Evans, Service Manager West on (01443) 425006.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 15 July 2019.

We encourage electronic applications, for further information please log on to: www.rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk/jobs or contact the Recruitment and Advertising Team on 01443 425005.