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Social Services – Children

Social Services provide a wide range of support that seeks to improve the well-being of children, families and carers. In some cases, this may include specialist or multi-agency work, such as information, advice and assistance services, Emergency Duty Teams (EDT), safeguarding teams and mental health services.

A career within Social Services could see you working in a variety of settings, supporting individuals, families and groups. You may find yourself working in homes, schools, hospitals or within other public sector, private or voluntary organisations.

Social Services aim to provide:

  • care and support for individuals and families
  • a voice for individuals, families and their carers
  • a safe and healthy environment for children, families and carers.

Roles within Social Services – Children

Head of Children’s Services

As the Head of Children’s Service, you’ll set strategic direction, objectives and aims, ensuring high quality professional assessment, care planning and service delivery for children and families.

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Director of Social Services

As Director of Social Services, you’ll be responsible for the service, providing strategic leadership and direction. You’ll ensure high quality service delivery for children, families and older people.

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Young Person’s Advisor

As a Young Person’s Advisor, you’ll work with children aged 14+ to support their independence, resilience and ability to keep themselves safe.

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Social Worker

As a Social Worker, you’ll aim to improve the lives of the people you work with. You’ll support people through social and personal difficulties, while promoting their human rights and well-being.

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Social Services Assistant

As a Social Services Assistant, you’ll work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to promote person-centred outcomes for individuals with care and support needs and within communities. This job is sometimes called a ‘Social Services Practitioner’.

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Job vacancies in care

Wales needs more social care workers.

Many people working in social care have made the jump from jobs such as hospitality or retail. Use your transferable skills and apply for roles in your area now.