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We are looking to recruit highly motivated and committed individuals who can make a positive difference to children, young people and families in Powys and a great opportunity to work with us is currently available.
It’s an exciting time to join Powys with a dedicated and supportive Senior Leadership Team. The service has adopted the strengths-based Signs of Safety approach along with a strong focus on the voice of the child and early help and family support.
Main Purpose of Post:The Principal Social Worker will possess advanced social work knowledge, skills and leadership related to improving outcomes for children in need of care and support and protection and young people leaving care. Will consistently demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in the full range of social work tasks with children and their families, particularly in relation to child protection, court proceedings, work with looked after children, and partnership working.Expected to model core social work values, best practice and a strong commitment to continuous improvement.Will provide line management to a range of workers within the service.Will provide mentoring and coaching to other members of the team and provide accredited practice teaching to student social workers including complex and challenging cases. This may include co-working.Expected to achieve high practice standards and meet performance targets within their workload and those of staff they supervise. To contribute to the learning culture of the team by sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues.To deputise for their Manager and represent the team in working groups set up to raise the quality of practice and improve the effectiveness of the service. Assist their Manager in providing support and supervision to specific other members of the team and are accountable for their work.
We offer great employee benefits including excellent rates of pay, relocation package, lease car scheme and flexible working patterns.
If you feel you have the values, skills and behaviours to improve the lives of people in Powys, then we would love to hear from you.
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Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.