Join our dynamic team as a Senior Social Work Practitioner and make a lasting impact in the lives of children and young people in Blaenau Gwent. Your dedication and expertise will shape the future of our children's services, ensuring optimal outcomes and opportunities for growth. Embrace an extraordinary opportunity to become a pivotal part of our vibrant locality team. We are thrilled to offer a full-time, permanent contract for a Senior Social Work Practitioner who is ready to thrive and lead.
About the role
In this captivating position, you will be at the forefront of change, proactively addressing, orchestrating, and delivering an array of vital social care services to children, young individuals, and families across Blaenau Gwent. You will play a pivotal role in the lives of children subject to Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans, Children in Care, and those undergoing legal proceedings. This will include chairing complex meetings, supervision of staff, and ensuring performance and data information is collated and recorded on the WCCIS system and monitored in accordance with quarterly reporting requirements.
Collaborative teamwork will be at the heart of your journey, as you forge close connections with colleagues across our service and establish impactful partnerships with healthcare, education, support, and adult service entities. This collaborative approach ensures our responsiveness to the unique needs of children, young people, and their families is nothing short of remarkable. Your ability in analysing information and crafting outcome-driven plans for children and families will shine bright. Your commitment to propelling care plans and legal initiatives to safeguard children and enhance their futures through lasting stability will be evident in every action you take. Join us on this inspiring mission, where your expertise will shape lives and create positive change.
We're seeking an exceptional individual with a current registration with Social Care Wales and a proven track record of navigating the legal frameworks that underpin our vital work. Your profound understanding of social work practice, coupled with a passion for continuous professional development, sets you apart.
As a beacon of expertise, you're ready to take the lead in addressing the most intricate situations, providing invaluable support to your colleagues along the way. Your unwavering drive and infectious enthusiasm embody the spirit of our profession, making us proud of the impactful work we do.
As a Senior Social Work Practitioner, you'll be at the forefront of delivering an exceptional service that shapes the futures of children and young people in our community. Your resilience and determination will contribute to turning our vision into reality. With a focused case load, you'll champion the well-being of children facing complex challenges, ensuring they receive the care and attention they deserve. Embrace a strength-based approach that celebrates potential and watch as you create brighter tomorrows for those who need it most.
Welcome to Blaenau Gwent Council, a progressive Local Authority dedicated to providing impactful services that truly empower our customers and carers on their journey towards independence. As a Senior Social Work Practitioner, you'll be a key force in delivering high-quality support and resources, forging strong partnerships with our collaborative agencies. Our visionary plans for improvement and transformation set the stage for you to make a tangible difference, enhancing outcomes for children and families.
We recognize the challenges social work can bring, and in recognition of this, we provide a comprehensive learning and development platform. We're dedicated to fostering a dynamic, supportive environment that nurtures your potential, promotes a healthy work-life balance, and recognizes and rewards your contributions.
Equipped with the tools to nurture meaningful connections and drive lasting change, Social Workers here are empowered to excel. Backed by our leadership team, you'll have access to a comprehensive learning and development platform, as well as resilience groups, well-being events, and regular supervision sessions. Brimming with opportunities for growth and learning, Blaenau Gwent is the perfect canvas to advance your social work practice.
Want to ask us a question?
If you would like to meet the team or have an informal discussion, please contact:
Rachel Price | Rachel.Price@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk | 01495 356103
This post requires a registration with Social Care Wales under the category of Social Care Managers / Social Workers and registration will need to be in place prior to commencement in the role. Information on how to register with Social Care Wales can be found on the following website https://socialcare.wales
Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for an Enhanced Disclosure of Criminal Records.
Closing Date: 21st September 2023
Interview Date: To be Confirmed