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Practice Lead

Job Description

Cardiff Council are currently recruiting for 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 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. You will be required to be in Cardiff for a minimum of 2 days a week so that you can observe the social work practice across children's services. This is initially a temporary role for 3 months with a view to being extended on a rolling basis.

Cardiff Children Services is committed to developing the practice and service to children and young people. Within Children services we 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. 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.

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 benefits of working with Eilidh at Service Care Solutions:
* You will receive a £150 joining bonus after completing 4 weeks of your first
assignment with us.
* Free umbrella service for new candidates.
* You will receive a dedicated and personal consultant with a vast knowledge of social work.
* We are a nationwide supplier of Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities
which means we have a wide variety of exclusive roles based all over the country.
* We provide frequent updates of new opportunities via text and email.
* We have an expert payroll service which is processed twice a week.

At Service Care Solutions we also offer a £250 bonus for referrals! If you think you know someone who would be ideal for this role and they are placed in the job you will then receive £250 at the end of their probationary period.

To apply for this role, or to refer someone else, then please do not hesitate to contact Eilidh at Service Care Solutions on 01772208964 or email with your CV.