Job Details - Community Social Worker

Community Social Worker

Ref: HRA13021/7318

Salary: £28,785 - £36,876 per annum Grade 8/9 (dependent on experience)
Closing Date: 12:00, 17 October 2019

The role of the Peripatetic Social Worker is to provide a social work service within adult service in Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a wide range of experience within adult services. You will have the opportunity to work with adults who have a range of needs, their carers and families.

As a Peripatetic Social Worker candidates will move between adult social work teams. The post holders will provide a high quality service and will work to support teams as required by the department.

Initially the peripatetic post will be based in The Afan Community Network Team, assessing individuals requiring a response to complex health and social care needs that have a substantial impact on them being able to achieve their identified personal well-being outcomes.

The successful applicants will be well organised, IT literate and be able to work under pressure and liaise with other professionals in line with statutory duties, policies and procedures.

The post holder will need a knowledge and working practice of the Well-being Act to include outcome focussed assessment and care planning. Knowledge and working practice of Continuing Health Care, Mental Capacity Act, and DoLS to include community welfare orders. Applications from newly qualified social workers welcome. We can offer a very competitive salary and generous terms and conditions including flexi-time, 24 days annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 2 extra days at Christmas, pension scheme, sick pay scheme and discounted gym membership. If you are thinking of relocating, there is also a relocation scheme. Neath Port Talbot is set in a great location. It boasts some breath-taking countryside and one of the longest sandy beaches in Wales. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities including Afan Forest Park which is recognised as one of the top 10 places in the world for mountain biking. All this and just a stone's throw away are the stunning beaches of the Gower Peninsular.

Please note that you must possess a relevant qualification in social work and be registered with the Care Council for Wales.

For an informal discussion please contact Richard Evans, Team Manager Afan Community Network Team on 01639 765505 or email

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child and Adults).

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

You may apply online, download an application pack or contact the HR Recruitment Team by e-mail at or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title and reference number

Welsh: Not required

If you wish to conduct this process in Welsh, please contact the Employment Support Team on