As a trainee social work student the successful candidate will work towards a degree in Social Work through the Open University Wales or Bangor University.
The aim of the programme is to enable the trainee to successfully gain the required qualification to become a qualified social worker. The trainee is expected to complete at least 180 days of practice learning opportunity and meet all the necessary requirements.
The trainee will work within a social work team within the Children and Families Services and Adult Services and under supervision will assist in the assessments of service users.
Undertake research and investigation to update knowledge of social work practice and developments including employer social care policies and procedures and documents from Social Care Wales such as ‘Code of Professional Practice for Social Workers’ and ‘National Occupational Standards’ (NOS) for Social Workers.
The post holder will be expected to deal with a range of complex cases whilst also studying towards a degree in Social Work. It is essential that the post holder can manage own workload effectively.
The role includes being responsible for supporting vulnerable individuals during stressful times.
The post holder will contribute towards safeguarding vulnerable individuals and will work mainly within Children and Adults Services.
The post holder will be committed to completing the degree in Social Work within the 2 year period and will demonstrate competency in practice against all of the National Occupational Standards for Social Work as set out by the Care Council of Wales.