Principal Social Worker - Through Care 0-14

Reference: CHL0586B

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Llandrindod Wells

Salary: Grade 13 Point 37 to Point 39 £39,782 to £41,675 per annum £20.6201 to £21.6013 per hour An additional market supplement premium applies to this role – this will be discussed at interview

Application Deadline:20 Apr 2020

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.
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