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I think the thing I most enjoy about working here, there are probably two things, the people and the job really. It's quite nerve racking starting a new job and everyone made me feel extremely welcome which was nice. But it's also a very interesting job as well.
There are many merits in working here, I think it's a very supportive workforce. managers and culture are supportive in boosting employees here to adapt and improve all the time. It's an interesting policy area there is plenty of day-to-day diversity. There is also a strong Welsh culture here. So there are lots of very positive things about working here.
The most enjoyable thing about working with Social Care Wales is that it is a very open organization, everyone is very terribly friendly. Since I started here about a week ago people have been very friendly and welcoming. So it's a place with a really nice atmosphere here.
I love the focus on trying to make sure we’re supporting the workforce and the sector to improve social care in Wales.
So it's the people I work with really, it's the team, there’s a great atmosphere. I’m not afraid to ask questions, and everyone just seems to really enjoy their job, so yes.
What learning and development opportunities are there?
There are great training opportunities here for formal training, such as management, leadership, Welsh les-sons, glowyi iaith. Less formal opportunities like shadowing other members of staff within different teams.
When I joined I hadn’t spoken Welsh about ten years and I came and they had lots of courses for all different levels and it really helped me get my confidence back up again and now I speak it every day.
I‘ve had the chance to become a First Aider and also Mental Health First Aider, which is great because it's something I’m interested in personally. I’ve also had a chance to go on a Developing Leadership Skills Programme which is aimed at if you want to step up to management or if you want to develop some personal skills then that's kind of something that I’m doing with a few colleagues as well.
I’ve had various learning and development opportunities. Some of them in house working alongside colleagues, learning more about the social care sector. Other, I’ve had more formal learning opportunities, training courses to learn technical skills.
Would you recommend it as a good place to work?
I definitely recommend Social Care Wales as a place to work. It's a very supportive working environment and a very interesting job as well.
We would certainly recommend Social Care Wales as a good place to work. There are good terms and condi-tions here for workers. It is an organisation that is very open with the workforce, there a chance to have input into HR policies and that’s relatively new for me and places that I have worked in the past. This is a very open organisations that takes into account the views of the people who work here so that's very positive.
Would I recommend it as a good place to work? Yes I think so because their family friendly policies and flexible workable hours it's really helped me to juggle being a single parent and work at the same time.
Yes, it's a nice place the staff are friendly and supportive. The location of the Cardiff office in the centre of the town and the St Asaph office is also convenient in terms of north Wales. Yes, I would definitely recommend people to work here. You also get a variety of other opportunities once you’re in the job.
I would certainly recommend Social Care Wales as a good place to work. We’ve got a really strong team here, people who are passionate about improving the quality of care and support services in Wales.
It's a great organisation. We’ve got a fantastic team and we work with a wide range of organisations. We’re all committed to improvement, so you know come and join us.