Job Details - Social Worker Dyffryn Community Children's Team

Social Worker Dyffryn Community Children's Team

Ref: HRA16360/8434

Salary: Grade 8/9: £30,451 - £37,890 per annum, depending on experience
Closing Date: 12:00, 26 October 2021

Neath Port Talbot Children & Young People’s Services currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate, and dedicated Social Worker to join one of our busy front line teams on a temporary basis for 12 months. Our teams continue to embed outcomes focussed practice throughout the service, whilst making solid progress towards our aims of achieving quality, effectively managing risk, and supporting children, young people and their families' to make a difference to their lives and improve their wellbeing so they have the best start in life.

We like to pride ourselves on being a service that strives for excellence and supports its employees to achieve their potential by incorporating a comprehensive induction programme, providing regular supervision and appraisals, and facilitating ongoing training and development with opportunities for progression throughout the service. Our service shares best practice and supports working groups, such as the First Three Years in Practice Group and the Practice Improvement Group.

The Service has a separate Single Point of Contact Team (Intake Team) , Looked After Children Team, including a team providing support to 16 – 18 year olds who will be leaving Local Authority Care, Childcare Disability Team, Community Children’s Teams, and Fostering and Adoption Teams, as well as a number of in-house support services who provide additional, early intervention provisions to families including Team Around the Family, FAST, Working Together Service and the Multi Agency Placement Support Service.

If you would like to be part of a committed, dynamic and professional workforce within a Service that strives for excellence and supports its employees to achieve their potential, this could be the role for you. We are proud to have a strong and stable management team; training and supporting staff remains a high priority and average caseloads per Social Worker continue to be low.

Newly qualified Social Workers as well as experienced Social Workers are welcome to apply. If you would like to be part of a Service that strives for excellence and supports its employees to achieve their potential, this could be the role for you.

We can offer you secure employment with a very competitive salary and generous terms and conditions including 24 days annual leave (rising to 31 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 2 extra days at Christmas, pension scheme and sick pay scheme. We also have a Health and Well-being Group with a staff lottery and associated discounts.

Please note that you must possess a relevant qualification in Social Work and be registered with Social Care Wales to apply for this post.

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

Welsh language skills are not necessary.

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

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessments to ensure that children and young people are protected.

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

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Jamie Fenaroli, Team Manager on 01639 685264.

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

Hours:37 Hours per week
Contract:TEMPORARY Temporary for 12 months
Location:36 FORGE ROAD