Social Work and Social Care
Providing support to others by working in social work and social care can make a really positive difference to many people’s lives.
It is a very rewarding and fulfilling career. If you wish to work in social work or social care, there are many opportunities at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. A few are featured here for you to find out more, including being a Social Worker in either Children’s Services or Adult Services (you’ll need a social work degree for our Social Worker posts), or carrying out a direct Social Care role supporting people with care in their own home. If you are the right person with the right values for the direct Social Care role, we’ll give you full training on the job. We also want to do everything we can to ensure that you have a positive work life balance and we protect your wellbeing.
Children’s Social Work
Find out more about Children’s Services and view our current vacancies.
Adult’s Social Work
We have exciting opportunities for individuals who are enthusiastic about working with adults over the age of 18, who may have a physical disability, chronic illness, learning disability or mental health condition. Our Care and Support Teams have full time positions available across Rhondda Cynon Taf.
This role will involve active intervention on complex cases. You will need to work with individuals and families through change. The work has an emphasis on multi-agency working and you will work closely with colleagues from differing professions such as health, the police and housing. We work to a preventative, strength based model under the principles of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014.
Opportunities to develop research based practice are encouraged and the teams regularly support social work students.
A professional recognised Social Work qualification and registration as a 'Social Worker' with Social Care Wales is required.
You can also read our webpages to find out more and to apply for jobs.
Social Care Roles working with Adults
If you enjoy caring for others this could be the job for you. You will work with people within their own home, to support them with their physical, emotional, cultural and social needs. You will receive good support and learn on the job, so you can apply if you have done this job previously or if this would be a new career for you.
We need people who are dedicated, reliable, willing to learn new skills and able to use their own initiative. If this is you, please see the ‘Support at Home Worker’ and ‘Casual Care Domestic Assistant’ and ‘Supported Living’ jobs.
Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided and thorough risk assessments are carried out in accordance with government guidelines.
You can also read our webpages to find out more and apply for jobs.