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Children's Services Practise Lead

Children's Services Practise Lead


Cardiff Council are looking for a Practise Lead to work within their Children's Services. The pay rate for this role is £42 an hour, Umbrella rate. You will be expected to be available to come into Cardiff into Cardiff 5 days a week if needed, in order to observe the practice of SW's - watch them with families - Shadow in court etc.

A Practice lead develops the practice and is involved in skill and capability development across the organisation. 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. A practice leadership management style promotes positive staff experiences when working in challenging environments. This ensures that the workforce feel truly supported by a manager who understands the reality of their role.

We 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

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