Improving Lives


Social Worker (Wales) vacancy

Pontypridd, Wales (office based)



Job Title: Social Worker

Job Type: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Hours: Full time - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Salary: £30,307 plus pension and other benefits

We are currently recruiting for a qualified and registered Social Worker, based at our Wales Office in Pontypridd to support the region.  Homeworking is not available for this role.


This role will support the Senior Social Worker in case allocation, staff induction and training, service marketing and promotion, alongside carrying a caseload. Some staff supervision and management may also form part of the role.


This role will also provide high quality, community based advice and support for former miners and their dependants, who may be experiencing issues such as ill health, disability, financial, social, or emotional.  The service is normally predominantly delivered on an individual basis within the clients homes but may also include group work within community venues.


Responsibilities of the Social Worker include prioritising and actioning referrals to the organisation in an efficient and effective manner; allocating referrals, providing support, guidance and casework supervision to the team, supporting the team with safeguarding issues in conjunction with the Senior Social Worker and this role will also carry a caseload of clients of its own.


You will need to carry out high quality assessments and provide a range of interventions in response to the assessed needs of the client, including welfare benefits advice, advocacy, emotional support and practical advice.  You will also be expected to contribute to the development of new services for our clients.  You will also need to gather and analyse information in relation to the client and also maintain accurate records and ensuring the database is kept up to date.


Other responsibilities will include liaising with and building relationships with a variety of external agencies/partners and promoting the service to other professionals and also the clients, utilising basic counselling skills, providing accurate information and written reports for internal and external communication in line with GDPR.


To be successful in this role, you will need have a degree in social work (or equivalent) and current professional registration.  You will have experience of undertaking professional assessments and will have experience of working with older people and/or those with disabilities.  Knowledge of relevant legislation and good practise, particularly in relation to older people, mental health and disability is essential.


You will need to have a good working knowledge of the benefits system, ability to manage and prioritise your workload, be self-motivated with good judgement and logical decision making. You will need a driving licence and access to own transport, good organisational skills and a good standard of education.  Knowledge and experience of former mining communities would be an advantage along with experience of working in the charity sector.


For internal applicants, please complete an Expression of Interest Form available on PeopleHR and send to,uk


For external applicants, please send your CV with a supporting statement to


Closing date 1 June 2022