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Practice Lead (closing date: 26/07/24)

£46,464 - £47,420 per year. Are you looking to progress your career in social work and are you passionate of doing what matters for our children and young people? If so then this is a fantastic opportunity for you. The Looked After Children's Team in Swansea currently have a Practice Lead vacancy.

Post title: Practice Lead
Post number: SS.3511-V2
Salary: £46,464 - £47,420 per year
Job description:  Practice Lead (SS.3511-V2) Job description (PDF) [354KB]
Directorate/department: Social Services

Apply online now for post SS.3511-V2

Closing date: 11.59pm, 26 July 2024

Further information

This is an exciting time to join the team where we have recently expanded and continue to develop the Team.  You will need to be an experienced senior social worker and relish the opportunity to work in a fast paced, creative and supportive environment. You will be required to readily share your knowledge and skills and to contribute to a culture of continuous learning and development of the Team, to achieve what matters to our children and families. 

We work with children and young people form 0-16 years who have experienced trauma. We are a team of passionate and committed workers who want to create safe, secure and long-lasting connections with children and young people.  We pride ourselves as a team in ensuring that we support our children and young people to understand their life journey and support them having safe family time with those who are important to them.  

We work closely with our in-house Foster Wales Swansea Team, Family and Friends Team, independent fostering agencies and Residential providers to ensure our children and young people receive the best care and are given opportunity to develop their skills before they become adults. 

As a Practice Lead within the Looked After Children's Team you would be responsible for overseeing and supporting a POD of senior social workers, social workers and support officers, your role will include:

  • Providing supervision to Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, and Support Officers within your POD.
  • Providing direction and support to Senior Social Workers, Social Workers and support officers within your POD.
  • Chairing meetings such as strategy meetings, family network meetings, placement stability meetings.
  • Promote the development of Senior Social Workers, Social workers and Support Officers within the Team
  • Undertake and lead on child protection investigations
  • Support the team manager in development of the team and day to day management
  • Quality Assurance of case work to include, Assessments, Care and Support Plans, court work

If you are an experienced Senior social worker who is looking to progress in their career and are passionate about working with children and young people, then this is your opportunity to progress in your career in a supportive and passionate team.  

We are advertising for permanent Practice Lead within our Looked After Childrens team. For an informal chat about all Swansea has to offer please contact Shahin Dorward on Swansea 01792 635180 or via email

Within Swansea Council there is a "Safeguarding is Everybody's Business" principle, and this applies to all Swansea Council employees, elected members, volunteers and contractors.
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Last modified on 12 July 2024