Gina Carty – AIM Associate trainer
BA (Hons) Social Work
Gina is a registered, qualified social worker for over 12 years. Prior to qualification she worked for many years as a Family Outreach Worker and support worker for Looked After Children, Since qualification, between 2008 and 2010 she worked as a Supervising Social Worker in Fostering and Adoption before becoming Senior Practitioner in a placement team and later management team in Worcestershire.
Since relocating to Gwynedd in North Wales in 2012, Gina has worked as a Social Worker in the Meirionnydd Children and Families Team. During this time her interest in working with young people who have problematic and harmful sexual behaviour developed and resulted in her having case responsibility for a number of cases across all ages and became a ‘champion’ in this field for her team. Gina is trained in the AIM models of assessment and intervention, adopted by Gwynedd and has recently carried out assessments under the AIM3 Model framework rolled out in November 2019.
In March 2019, Gwynedd Local Authority were successful in accessing funding for a PSB/HSB team and Gina’s current position is setting up this specialist team, hosted by Gwynedd and Ynys Mon Youth Justice Service. This role involves providing support and guidance through consultancy with staff from all 14 social services teams and working closely with health and education practitioners to develop a multi-agency approach within Gwynedd. In 2020 Gina was delighted to be invited to become an AIM Associate trainer