Practice Lead Childrens Services

2022-08-02 06:26:292022-08-29Hoop Recruitment
Job TypeContract Full Time
AreaCardiff, United KingdomCardiffUnited Kingdom
SectorSocial Work - Children's
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserSarah Leigh
Job RefV37532

Childrens Services Practice Lead

Cardiff, South Wales

up to £42 per hour Umbrella company


Cardiff Childrens Services are looking for a Practice Lead to join their workforce. As Practice Lead you will observe and mentor social workers in their day to day operations to develop them as employees eg. observations with families, shadowing in court to enhance their capability. Role will require you to be on site in Cardiff 2 days a week to work directly with the staff you are mentoring.

Cardiff Children Services is committed to developing the practice and service to children and young people. They are committed to developing a trauma informed and responsive service.

 A Practice lead develops the practice and is involved in skill and capability development across the organisation. Within Children services Cardiff recognise Practice Leadership is a central issue in enabling people providing support to do a good job. Practice Leaders are the custodians of the vision of the team and its culture. A practice leadership management style promotes positive staff experiences when working in challenging environments

Practice Leadership encourages the workforce to demonstrate effective delivery of services by modelling the desired behaviours and using practical examples. This ensures that the workforce feel truly supported by a manager who understands the reality of their role.

Cardiff are looking to recruit an experienced practitioner to lead on the delivery and active development of the service including the direct line management of a small core team of Future Practitioners. You will have experience of effecting change or be ready to move into a leadership role.

This team will both provide direct community-based casework but also develop effective partnership working across the various localities and systems that these young people are in contact with. As Lead Practitioner you will be expected to take the lead in developing effective partnership working, oversee a small staff team and support casework in absence of practitioners.

You will be an experienced senior practitioner with knowledge and expertise in a range of social and psychological approaches that can provide and enable holistic packages of care and intervention to promote good social work interventions. You will have a working knowledge and direct experience and be able to support a team working within extreme and challenging situations.

The practice leads will be responsible for overseeing a small caseload, supporting less experienced workers in developing their skills, knowledge and experience and observing practice and providing feedback. they will shadow visits where necessary and assist with identifying CPD for practitioners. this is a real opportunity to lead in training and developing the social workers of the future whilst remaining in practice. You will receive supervision and support from an experienced team manager and contribute the ongoing excellence in practice program Cardiff has developed.

Benefits of working for Hoop:

  • Local agency
  • Dedicated point of contact (supporting team to cover whilst on annual leave) with 16 years experience of the South Wales social work market
  • Largest supplier of Qualified Social Workers across South Wales
  • Actively supplying every Local Authority in South Wales and West Wales
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • PAYE and Umbrella payroll options available - you choose!
  • Refer a Friend scheme available

Contact Sarah Leigh at Hoop for an informal discussion on 02922 400519 for more information today.

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