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Team Manager – Planned Care (Child Specialism)

Closing date: 11/10/2021

Reference: REQ103127

37 hours / Permanent

42,821 - 44,863 *

Various Locations within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Are you a Qualified Social Worker looking for the opportunity to work as a Manager in the beautiful, peaceful countryside of West Wales?

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Team Manager to manage the Planned Care (Child Care Specialism) Team.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and committed and experienced individual to undertake and develop management and leadership skills in a supportive environment. You will have a thorough understanding  of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and relevant Regulations and Guidance , excellent communication skills and the ability to lead a team and take decisions in relation to children’s case who are in receipt of care and support.

The Authority is committed to Signs of Safety approach and is in the process of transformation to a through-age and whole family model which offers greater flexibility to develop plans & services to meet needs & has resulted in some exciting opportunities for collaborative working between departments within the authority as well as with our partner agencies.

On a day to day basis you will provide expert support and advice to Planned Care Service staff, including assessment of caseloads and workloads in order to ensure adherence to the legislative framework and prioritisation of work in the following areas: Children in Need of Care and Support; Children in need of Protection Looked After Children achieving permanence for the child through legal proceedings; Special Guardianship Orders; Adoption, Completion of Private Family law reports – Section 7 and section 37, Care Leavers.

We require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A bilingual policy is in operation and candidates who do not have the linguistic ability in Welsh will be supported and encouraged to achieve the ALTE standard within 2 years.

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cynnal – Specialist Through Age Services

We provide a range of through age specialist support services to the people of Ceredigion.  Our aim is to ensure every individual receives the specialist support they require in order that they can lead safe, healthy and resilient lives.   Our Key functions include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Health
  • Planned Care
  • Substance Misuse
  • Extended Support Services
  • Quality Assurance and Independent Review