Social Worker - Care & Support East & West

Posted 1 October by Partnership Jobs
Grade 11 £34,788plus a market supplement payable after the first year in practice. £1,000 per annum will be payable for year 2, followed by an additional £1,000 per annum for year 3. This payment will be paid pro rata on a monthly basis.

Working across Rhondda Cynon Taf

We have an exciting opportunity for individuals who are enthusiastic in wishing to work with adults over the age of 18, who may have a physical disability, chronic illness, learning disability or mental health condition. Our Care and Support Teams have full time positions available across Rhondda Cynon Taf in the following teams:

West 1 Care and Support Team - managed by Julie Parry

East 1 Care and Support Team - managed by Karl Thomas

East 2 Care and Support Team - managed by Helen Hopkins

The successful candidates will need to have good verbal and written skills and have basic computer knowledge. You will need to be organised, self-motivated and able to prioritise competing job demands as well as being creative and have a strong belief in empowering adults towards independence.

This role will involve active intervention on complex cases. You will need to work with individuals and families through change. The work has an emphasis on multi-agency working and you will work closely with colleagues from differing professions such as health, the police and housing. You will be expected to understand and work within Safeguarding policies and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. An understanding of Continuing Health Care and Care and Treatment planning under the Mental Health Measure (Wales) 2010 would be helpful. We work to a preventative, strength based model under the principles of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014.

Although these are generic teams there will be opportunity to develop areas of specialism within the team. Opportunities to develop research based practice are encouraged and the teams regularly support social work students. Professional development is encouraged and expected and the Council has an excellent training department with varied opportunities to participate in post qualifying accredited training. There is regular professional supervision provided on a six weekly basis and you will also have opportunity to become involved in peer group supervision. The teams are highly supportive environments to work in and RCT also offers the opportunity to maintain a good worklife balance with staff benefits available to the workforce.

You must hold a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered as a 'Social Worker' with the Social Care Wales on appointment.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please telephone the appropriate Team Manager on.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

In addition to this safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

An application submitted for this post in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 30 November 2020.

Please note that whilst there is a closing date stated, this is an ongoing advert and suitable candidates will be invited to interview at regular intervals.

We encourage electronic applications, for further information please log on to our website or contact the Recruitment and Advertising Team on.

Reference: 40934859

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