Full time 37 hours per week
Fairways, Sandfields, Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot’s Children and Young People Services are continuing to make solid progress providing quality, supportive services and effectively manage risk for those children and families who are in need, in need of protection, and who are ‘looked after’ by Neath Port Talbot, using bespoke, creative and outcome focused plans. We are proud to have a strong and stable team; training and supporting staff remains a high priority and average caseloads per social worker continue to be low.
We are currently looking for a Deputy Team Manager to contribute to professional leadership in our Sandfields Community Children’s Team which is based in the Sandfields community, near Aberavon, Port Talbot. The team consists of 1 manager, 2 Deputy Team Managers, 1 Consultant Social worker, 7 social workers and 2 Contact/Family Support Workers who strive to provide support services to children and families who are in need in the Sandfields, Aberavon and Baglan areas with a bespoke, creative and outcome focused plan.
The team aims to provide quality, supportive services and effectively manage risk for those children and families who are in need, in need of protection and those children who are ‘looked after’ by Neath Port Talbot. The team are keen to deliver best practice in line with current policies, procedures and legislation.
You will be responsible for supporting the Team Manager in providing an efficient and effective service and assisting with management responsibilities. You will hold a small number of complex cases, provide advice, guidance and supervision to Social Workers and Support Workers in the team and contribute to the development and delivery of the service in order to maintain a high quality provision on behalf of the Authority.
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. If you are thinking of relocating, there is also a relocation scheme.
You must possess a relevant qualification in Social Work, be registered with Social Care Wales, and have three years post-qualifying experience working with children and young people to be considered for this position.
Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tudor Walters, Team Manager, on 01639 765308 or e-mail email@example.com.
Interviews for this post are scheduled for Thursday 25th August, 2022.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with childs barred list
Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Welsh language skills are not required
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.
At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.
We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.
We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.