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Senior Qualified Social Worker Adult Services

Randstad Care



£28 - £40/hour benefits


Posted: 26/05/2023

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Are you a Senior Social Worker based in the Rhondda Cynon Taf Area

Are you motivated by supporting Adults / Adults with Disabilities to overcome challenges and to reach their full potential?

If so, then we have the role for you!

As well as working with a top local authority in the area, we are able to offer an attractive hourly rate.

We are proud to be the first tier supplier into Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council , we will provide you with unique opportunities first and keep you informed of all QSW assignments.

The core components of the Senior Social Work Practitioner role include:

Carrying a complex caseload within a service area
Undertaking Approved Social Work duties, leading joint investigation of child abuse, leading joint investigation of vulnerable adults as appropriate to relevant specialism
Acting as a resource for staff and management to provide expert professional advice on individual cases
Chairing 'strategy' and other case meetings
Promoting high standards of professional practice including the importance of good record keeping
Providing general support and guidance to Social Workers and other staff, including coaching and mentoring
Undertaking casework supervision with Social Workers
Joint or co-working with less experienced staff including supporting at meetings and court proceedings dealing with complex issues
Co-ordinate the practice teaching element within the service area
Being involved in research and promoting evidence informed practice
Having a designated champion role for particular areas of practice, e.g. domestic violence, Continuing Health Care, Carers issues, Anti Social Behaviour Disorders or sexual exploitation
Local needs, structures and skill mix arrangements should not compromise the ability of senior practitioners to fulfil their roles. Their duties and responsibilities must centre on practice, coaching and mentoring. Where authorities determine that other social work related functions need additional capacity, this should be addressed via other staffing arrangements. However, it is understood that senior social work practitioners may be required to fulfil such functions on a short term, needs led basis or as part of a career development opportunity which enables them to gain experience of the management role. Other additional duties include:

Undertaking line management responsibilities for one or more members of staff
Formally supervising the work of other social care staff
Allocating cases
Identifying and undertaking staff training and development
Leading or assisting in practice development and special projects
Contributing to the development of policies and procedures
Supporting Performance Management arrangements for Teams
Ensuring a high standard of data collection and record keeping
Ensuring statutory duties and Directorate policies and procedures are implementedThe candidate

Professional Social Work qualification e.g. C.Q.S.W., DipSW, CSS
Three years post qualification social work experience of working with children and young people
Experience of supervising others, involvement in working parties and practice development

Dedicated consultant - one point of contact
Weekly payroll
Competitive pay rates
Working with a top local authority
Weekly mailers keeping you up to date with posts within your locality
Receive up to £300 for referring a friend or colleague (T&Cs apply)Do you have some more questions regarding this or any other role?

If you are interested in discussing the position further, please contact Ian Davies on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion.

I have over 20 years experience in recruiting. If this particular role does not sound quite right for you, we have a wide selection of roles across the country that may not be advertised. We are also able to source a particular role to suit your requirements, so whether you work with children or adults in any particular speciality, please get in touch to see how we can support you!

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing

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