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