View Vacancy -- Social Worker - Intensive Intervention

Social Work
Community and Children's Services
Children's Services
Grade 11
Permanent Full Time

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Children's Services is pleased to offer a Social Work post 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.  


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. 

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

The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In view of the large number of Application Forms which are currently being submitted individual applications are not acknowledged. Consequently if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application is unsuccessful on this occasion. In which case you are thanked for the interest you have shown in applying for a position within the Council. 

Rhondda Principal Office
Berw Road
CF40 2HH
14 January 2020
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