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Wrexham Youth Justice Service need an Assistant Team Lead, to join their team on a month-by-month basis, to cover maternity leave until potentially April 2021.In this role you will assist the Team Leads to manage the Youth Justice Service in line with departmental policy, and will assist in the management of fieldwork services for the client group. As an Assistant Team Lead you will manage between 5 and 15 members of staff including social work degree and other students. As an Assistant Team Lead you will be responsible for assisting the Team Lead in managing the team through its procedures and activities, ensuring the team operates efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of their service users. You will ensure all assessments and reviews are carried out in a timely manner and ensure visits and contact with children and families meet minimal standards and are both adequately and accurately recorded. You will assist in any safeguarding investigations and investigating customer complaints. In this position you will also be responsible for planning, allocating and evaluating the work carried out by the team, as well as providing guidance and supervision to staff. You will also be expected to produce records, reports and specialist reports as required, and assist in developing and implementing improvements to system and service delivery.To be successful in your application, it is essential that you hold a degree within youth justice or a related field, and have experience of working with young people in a Youth Justice or Social Care setting. Applicants must have demonstrable knowledge o the Children Act (1989), Social Service and Well-being Act, Mental Health, Crime and Disorder Act and Circulars. You should also have experience of managing staff and be able to travel across the County Borough to carry out work, and hold an enhanced, current DBS.If this sounds like you, then apply now, or get in touch with Natasha at Service Care for more information.

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To comply with the local authority’s Corporate Safeguarding Policy and the safeguarding duties and responsibilities which that policy places on every employee, aligning with the core values of the Authority which includes supporting children, adults who may be at risk and their families to keep them
safe and healthy.

• Lead on all qualifying and post-qualifying social work development programmes.
• As part of the overall comprehensive staff development and training service to Social Care employees, co-ordinate; develop; deliver and evaluate a range learning and development opportunities across all levels of staff in Adults and Children’s services which align with both Corporate and

Departmental objectives.
• To develop effective inter-agency, multi-disciplinary and whole sector relationships and initiatives in order to help meet these objectives.
• Work in partnership with regional stakeholders including Authorities; Health and other organisations
• Manage aspects of the allocated Social Care Workforce Development Programme budgets.
• Support the Workforce Development Unit’s wider activities by participating in other programmes and training as required and promote and represent the work of the service with all partner agencies.
• Lead on safeguarding training and provide advice and guidance as required.

We have an exciting opportunity for Occupational Therapists to join our teams in Rhondda Cynon Taff. The teams are based in Ty Elai, near Tonypandy, and cover the whole of RCT utilising agile working, We have vacancies in;-

The Reablement Team – in this team you will be working with individuals to support them through a programme of intervention aimed at helping them regain their confidence and independence and enable them to reach their full potential

The Adaptations and Community Equipment Team (ACE). – in this team you will be working with individuals to ensure that they are supported at home, via adaptations and the provision of equipment, to be able to meet their personal outcomes and live in their homes as independently and safely as possible.

The intensive Intervention Service in RCT is divided into two areas, East and West. The West office is based in Tonypandy, Rhondda and the East office is based in Ty Trevithick, Abercynon. There are three Intensive Intervention teams, where the focus is on developing longer-term relationships with children, families and young people.

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 should also possess a sound understanding of the practice implication of the Children’s Act, Social Services Wellbeing Act and other relevant legislation. You will be committed to anti oppressive practice and bring with you strong assessment, communication and planning skills. All our practitioners have the chance to influence the development of our work and are supported by an 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.

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.

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.

Rhondda Cynon Taf is pleased to offer an opportunity for Social Workers within our Children’s Services Department.

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.

We are committed to achieve the aspirations of the Social Work career pathway in Wales and have for some time established a small number of Consultant Social Worker posts in Children’s Services.

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.

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.

Those starting a Social Work career will also be supported to attend out 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.

Job title: Social Worker 1 or 2 – Case Management and Transition

Date posted: 31/12/2020

Application closing date: 27/01/2021

Location: Bridgend County Borough

Salary: £30,451- £32,234 per annum – Under 2 years post qualifying experience £33,782 – £35,745 per annum – Subject to 2 years post qualifying experience

37 hours per week

Bridgend County Borough Council offers a great opportunity to further your social work career. We want the best Social Workers to join us – to assess and support the children and families in Bridgend.

We are a reflective organisation that continuously builds on its strengths and is committed to the principle that the most effective way of improving outcomes for all Children, Young People and Families is through the provision of accessible, universal services. Join us and you will work in a rewarding, learning environment where staff feel valued.

Our targeted family support services are co-located within our safeguarding hubs, to provide a continuum of services ranging from early help to intensive provision to families with complex needs. Our Safeguarding teams are located in three community based hubs around the borough. We also have teams who offer expertise in relation to Children with Disabilities and Young People aged 16+ who are entitled to leaving care services.

We are currently remodelling our services to ensure a wider range of pathways for children and young people who are Looked After. Alongside this is a review of our existing fostering services and new innovative resources to support foster carer households.

Our MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) went live in April 2018. This incorporates both the requirements of the Social Services & Well Being (Wales) Act 2014 along with safeguarding our most vulnerable children and adults.

We encourage applications from both experienced Social Workers and those in their first two years of service. In return you will receive a robust induction, regular supervision, additional support and mentoring where required. Our programme of support for newly qualified social workers won the ‘Developing a confident and sustainable workforce’ award in the 2018 Social Care Wales accolades. Additionally you will be able to further your career with both development and promotional opportunities.

Protecting children, young people or adults at risk is a core responsibility of all council employees.

Applicants should note that a criminal records check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) will be necessary for the successful applicant.

For further information on working as a qualified Social Worker in Bridgend contact Iain McMillan on 01656642346

Closing Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021