View Vacancy -- Social Worker - Care and Support (East and West)
SOCIAL WORKER – CARE & SUPPORT
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.
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 Cath Boulton, Team Manager (Llantrisant) on (01443) 444596 or Julie Lineham, Team Manager (Aberdare) on (01685) 887911.
The successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & 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.