Gwen - Social Worker, Intensive Intervention East 2 Team

How long have you been in your job and what did you do before?

I have been in the job now for three years and prior to that, I was a student in Cardiff University where I studied a Master’s degree in Social work. Prior to my studies, I worked as a Volunteer Development Officer for an ethnic minority organisation; Women Connect First Organisation for six years.

What does your job involve and what is a typical day like?

My job involves risk assessing families that may be struggling to meet their wellbeing outcomes and supporting them, by formulating care and support plans for families and making referrals to agencies that can support them.

What’s the best thing/s about your job?

The best thing about my job is seeing families thrive and meet their wellbeing outcomes and seeing families make positive changes with their lives as a result of my involvement with them.

What attracted you to apply for a job with RCT Council?

I liked working for RCT Council due to their massive support to Council workers. I also enjoyed working across the Rhonda Valleys with its great geographical sceneries and I was attracted by the financial benefits for RCT Council Staff.

What positives have you experienced in your career with RCT Council?

I have had lots of opportunities with career development, and I have gained access to lots of useful training courses.

What is the best thing about working for RCT Council?

Coming from an ethnic minority background, I have had lots of support from RCT Council, especially during the Black Lives Matter campaign. The Council is supportive and makes me feel included as a valuable member of the Council staff.

What would you say to someone thinking of applying for a job in social care at RCT Council?

RCT Council is supportive of their social care staff and it is rewarding working for the Council. There are lots of opportunities offered for personal and professional development and the financial remuneration is good.