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As the Head of Children’s Service, you’ll set strategic direction, objectives and aims, ensuring high quality professional assessment, care planning and service delivery for children and families.

You’ll lead on planning, development and management for services that will improve outcomes for people needing care and support. You may also deputise for the Statutory Director.

You’ll ensure a comprehensive approach to professional practice that protects vulnerable children and young people. You’ll work in partnership with families and partner agencies to safeguard and support those who may be at risk.

You’ll provide leadership, guidance and support to staff, developing confidence and resilience. You’ll ensure that staff adhere to company policies, legislations and regulations.

You’ll work with internal partners, external stakeholders and organisations.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • knowledge of the relevant legislation in Wales
  • understanding of professional practice and different approaches to safeguard and empower
  • knowledge of best practice and where to access evidence
  • management and leadership skills
  • change management and improvement skills
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • a flexible approach to work
  • the ability to empathise and balance different professional perspectives
  • the ability to be creative and solution-focussed
  • the ability to build effective relationships
  • a focus on service delivery and performance
  • the ability to promote equality and diversity
  • the ability to empower teams and individuals
  • the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • the ability to think critically, using evidence to inform decisions
  • good time management and organisational skills
  • computer literacy.

Find out more information on qualifications details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As the Head of Adults’ Service, you’ll set strategic direction, objectives and aims, ensuring high quality professional assessment, care planning and service delivery for adults and older people.

You’ll lead on planning, development and management for services that will improve outcomes for people needing care and support. You may also deputise for the Statutory Director.

You’ll ensure a comprehensive approach to professional practice that protects vulnerable adults. You’ll work in partnership with families and partner agencies to safeguard people who may be at risk.

You’ll provide leadership, guidance and support to staff, developing confidence and resilience. You’ll ensure that staff adhere to company policies, legislation and regulations.

You’ll work with internal partners, external stakeholders and organisations.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • knowledge of the relevant legislation in Wales
  • understanding of professional practice and different approaches to safeguard and empower
  • knowledge of best practice and where to access evidence
  • management and leadership skills
  • change management and improvement skills
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • a flexible approach to work
  • the ability to empathise and balance different professional perspectives
  • the ability to be creative and solution-focussed
  • the ability to build effective relationships
  • a focus on service delivery and performance
  • the ability to promote equality and diversity
  • the ability to empower teams and individuals
  • the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • the ability to think critically, using evidence to inform decisions
  • good time management and organisational skills
  • computer literacy.

 

Find out more information on qualifications details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As Director of Social Services, you’ll be responsible for the service, providing strategic leadership and direction. You’ll ensure high quality service delivery for children, families and older people.

Working with Heads of Service, ensuring that effective safeguarding arrangements are in place, you’ll commission, develop and deliver services that will improve outcomes for people needing care and support. You’ll consider the human and financial resource implications of your strategic and operational decisions.

You’ll provide leadership, guidance and support to staff, developing confidence and resilience. You’ll ensure that staff adhere to policies, legislation and regulations.

You’ll be the organisation spokesperson on all matters relating to Social Services. You’ll build effective relationships with the press, politicians, agencies and organisations.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • In-depth understanding of the statutory requirements for Social Services in Wales
  • Complete knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Strong and effective management and leadership skills
  • A focus on performance management and delivery
  • Change management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A flexible approach to work
  • The ability to empathise and balance different professional perspectives
  • The ability to be creative and solution-focussed
  • The ability to build effective relationships and develop rapport
  • The ability to empower teams and individuals
  • An evidence informed approach
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • The ability to think critically
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Young Person’s Advisor, you’ll work with children aged 14+ to support their independence, resilience and ability to keep themselves safe.

You’ll work in partnership with social workers and other professionals to support young people in care or leaving care in making a successful transition to adulthood.

You’ll work with children, adults, their families and other professionals. This role may involve working with individuals in their own homes and communities, day centres, residential homes, schools, hospitals and other public, private or voluntary organisations.

You’ll be responsible for completing paperwork and keeping up to date records.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • To be a good listener
  • A flexible approach to work
  • The ability to empathise
  • The ability to build effective relationships and develop rapport
  • The ability to be creative and solution-focussed
  • A tactful, caring and patient nature
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Good time management and administrative skills
  • Computer literacy

As a Residential Child Care Senior Care Worker, you’ll support children and young people, and provide person-centred care.

You’ll provide a kind, caring and fun place to live, helping the children and young people thrive. You’ll help them achieve positive outcomes and give them a sense of stability and security.

You’ll work as part of a team and support management to ensure that day to day operations are completed. You may also be required to attend meetings with educational settings, the Police, Social Workers and other agencies.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • To enjoy working with children and young people
  • To be a good team player
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • A caring, supportive and patient nature
  • The ability to develop positive relationships
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • The ability to be inclusive to all children and young people
  • The ability to give direction to other members of the team
  • The ability to take direction from senior workers
  • Confidence around children, young people and adults
  • Attention to detail, ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork.

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

A Healthier Wales: our Plan for Health and Social Care, sets a clear ambition to bring health and social care services together for the benefit of the public. This role makes it easier for the NHS and social care to work together in a joined-up way.


As an Adult Care Home Nurse, you’ll provide person-centred care to residents often with complex health needs.

Working as part of a team with other care professionals, you’ll focus on resident’s health conditions and the impact they have on their participation in social activity.

Considering best clinical practice, you’ll support resident’s choice of intervention and focus on early identification of changes in symptoms to avoid emergencies.

You’ll support management and be responsible for keeping up to date records for each resident.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • The ability to deliver person-centred care
  • The ability to make evidence-based clinical decisions
  • The ability to plan and co-ordinate individualised care plans
  • To be a good team player
  • Delegation and supervisory skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate medical records
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations.

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Nursing & Midwifery Council.

As a Home Care Manager, you’ll set the operational direction and organise the effective running of the service. You’ll ensure that staff provide the best possible care and support. This job is sometimes called a ‘Domiciliary Care Manager’.

Using a person-centred approach, you’ll work with children and young people who need care and support, their families or carers and other professionals to develop care plans that meet the child’s physical, social, emotional and cultural needs. You’ll develop good working relationships with families, carers and other professionals supporting the child or young person.

You’ll provide effective leadership to staff and carry out supervisions with Home Care Deputy Managers, Home Care Workers and Home Care Senior Care Workers. You’ll communicate with relevant staff members within your team to help them understand their role in providing care and support.

You’ll complete paperwork and keep records up to date, including essential regulatory documentation.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion for working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • To be a good team player
  • To be well organised
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate records
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • Leadership and management skills
  • The ability to give direction and supervision to other members of the team
  • A full understanding of legal requirements and regulations that are involved with the role
  • Attention to detail, ensuring correct information is recorded in all paperwork

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Home Care Deputy Manager, you’ll support the Manager of the service to ensure it runs effectively. This job is sometimes called a ‘Domiciliary Care Deputy Manager’.

Using a person-centred approach, you’ll work with children and young people who need care and support to meet their physical, social, emotional and cultural needs. You’ll also need to develop good working relationships with families, carers and other professionals supporting the child or young person.

Working as part of a team, you’ll provide leadership and supervision to staff and support management to ensure that day-to-day work runs as smoothly as possible. You’ll complete paperwork and keep records up to date for each person using the service.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion for working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • To be a team player
  • To be well organised
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate records
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to give direction to other members of the team
  • Leadership and management skills

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Home Care Service Co-Ordinator, you’ll co-ordinate the work of a team of Home Care Workers and Home Care Senior Care Workers. This job is sometimes called a ‘Domiciliary Care Service Co-Ordinator’.

You’ll plan and allocate home visits to an appropriate Home Care Worker/Home Care Senior Care Worker, ensuring that the skills and attributes of the worker are closely matched with the children or young people. You’ll also respond to changes to plans and rotas that happen at short notice, keeping everyone involved informed.

You’ll make sure rotas and schedules for work are organised and planned to allow staff enough time to visit people and travel between different households. You’ll liaise with family members and other professionals.

You’ll be responsible for maintaining accurate records, showing organisation and attention to detail.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion for working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • To be a good team player
  • To be well organised
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate records
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to give direction to other members of the team

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Home Care Senior Worker, you’ll provide care and support to children and young people within their own homes. This job is sometimes called a ‘Domiciliary Care Senior Worker’.

You’ll work in a person-centred way that promotes the choices, independence and dignity of the children and young people you work with, and helps them to do the things that matter to them.  You’ll also develop good working relationships with families and carers.

The care and support you provide will be different for each person and will be set out in their care plan. This can include help with personal care, washing and dressing. You’ll also support people’s well-being by encouraging them stay connected with their friends, families and communities.

You’ll support management to ensure that day-to-day work runs as smoothly as possible. You may be required to lead and supervise a team of Home Care Workers.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion for working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • To be a good team player
  • To be well organised
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate records
  • Resilience
  • Motivation and determination
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach
  • The ability to give direction to other members of the team

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Home Care Support Worker, you’ll provide care and support to children and young people within their own homes. This job is sometimes called a ‘Domiciliary Care Support Worker’.

You’ll work in a person-centred way that promotes the choices, independence and dignity of the children and young people you work with, and helps them to do the things that matter to them. You’ll also need to develop good working relationships with families and carers.

The care and support you provide will be different for each person and will be set out in their care plan. This can include help with personal care, washing and dressing. You may also support people’s well-being by encouraging them stay connected with their friends, families and communities.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A passion for working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • Empathy and compassion
  • The ability to build trusting relationships
  • To be a good team player
  • To be well organised
  • Flexibility
  • The ability to make and maintain accurate records
  • Resilience
  • The ability to adapt to challenging and changing situations
  • An open and inclusive approach

Find out more information on qualifications and registration details for this role with Social Care Wales.

As a Sessional Day Care Manager you’ll be responsible for the overall quality, delivery and sustainability of your setting.

The role involves working together with your team, children and families to create a safe, inclusive and high-quality environment to meet the needs of the children that attend the setting.

You’ll be responsible for the day to day operation of the setting, providing guidance, supervision and support to the staff.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Leadership and management skills
  • A caring and patient nature
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • To be able to build good relationships
  • Imagination and creativity
  • To be able to adapt to changing situations
  • To make sure every child is included
  • Confidence around children and adults
  • Planning and budgeting skills
  • To be able to work in partnership
  • To be able to adhere to required standards and regulation
  • Attention to detail and ability to complete any documentation that is necessary

Find out more information on qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.