We are currently working on behalf of an established charity to recruit a Senior Social Worker into their established team in South Wales. This role involves supervising a dedicated team of social work assistants and providing crucial advice and support to clients and their dependents. Be a key player in promoting our services locally and cultivating partnerships with other agencies. This is an office-based role with local travel expected
- Job Title: Senior Social Worker
- Location: Office based in Pontypridd with regular travel
- Salary: £39,599
- Job Type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hrs)
- Lead and manage the personal welfare team for the Wales region, ensuring high-quality, outcomes-focused service for clients and their dependents.
- Effectively manage casework, including allocation and case management, fostering efficiency and excellence.
- Handle a small caseload of clients, conducting quality assessments and providing appropriate interventions such as welfare benefits advice, advocacy, emotional support, and practical advice.
- Drive service performance and improvement, proactively addressing any performance or practice issues.
- Support the team through supervision, appraisal, case reviews, and observations, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
- Act as the safeguarding lead for the region, advising and supporting team members to ensure adherence to organizational safeguarding policies.
- Manage the delivery of interventions, predominantly through a home visiting service, addressing welfare benefits, mobility, social isolation, and financial issues.
- Stay updated on relevant legislation and good practices, sharing information across the team and the wider organization.
- A degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification and current professional registration
- Experience of leading/managing a team with the ability to manage & effectively prioritise caseloads
- Experience of community-based social care services with experience of delivery with older people and / or disability services
- Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning working with vulnerable adults and their carers within the community setting,
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and good practice, particularly concerning older people, mental health and disability
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with good judgment and logical decision-making ability
- A valid driving license and access to own vehicle
- Career Development: Various career paths, recognising hard work and supporting your progression into senior roles.
- Low Caseloads and 9-5 working practices
- Very generous pension scheme
- Free Parking
- Medical Insurance
- Increased Holiday: 29 days