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Location: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Llawn Amser

We are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated full-time Support Worker to join our 16+Service.

Working to the requirements of the Children Act 1989, The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014, the 16+ Team delivers services to young people on a Care and Support basis; young people who are in care and those who are care experienced; as well as young people who are homeless within Rhondda Cynon Taff.

As a Support Worker within this service, you will work closely alongside other team members including Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and Personal Advisors and you will undertake practical support, as part of a young person’s plan. This will include accompanying young people to appointments, undertaking 1-1 direct work, activity based focussed work; all of which will be directed by team members.

You will need good communication skills with young people and a willingness to want to work with this age group, which can be both rewarding and demanding.

The post is being advertised externally and the successful applicant will need to work independently and flexibly but you will always be given direction, in terms of the areas of work requested.

The 16+ East Service covers the Cynon Valley and part of the Taff Ely area of Rhondda Cynon Taff and the team will be based at Ty Trevithick one day a week as well as working from home. For an informal discussion please contact Elizabeth Cole, Team Manager, 16+East Service on (01443) 425006.

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.

In addition to this safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.

Please apply directly through the council website – www.rctcbc.gov.uk/jobs

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