We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Social Workers (Vacancies in multiple disciplines)

Closing date:

Reference: REQ103250

37 hours / Permanent

31,099 - 36,298 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

This position is subject to a market supplement payment of £200 per month. Please note the market supplement payment will be reviewed 31 March 2023.

*Permanent, Fixed-term, Temporary and Casual work available. We are also flexible regarding contractual hours.*

Are you a Qualified Social Worker looking for the opportunity to work in the beautiful and vibrant countryside and small towns of West Wales? Do you wish to work for a forward thinking local authority, which is adopting new ways of working, where employees are highly valued and supported in their professional development to effectively undertake their roles?

At Team Ceredigion we are always looking to grow our social care workforce and we would love to welcome you to come and join us.

We have a range of Social Worker opportunities available in the following teams, with varying contractual hours:

  • Planned Care (adult and child specialisms)
  • Fostering
  • Integrated Triage and Assessment
  • Extended Support (learning disabilities, disabled children, mental capacity act)
  • Substance Misuse
  • Safeguarding (Through-Age Safeguarding)

Social Care at Ceredigion

What does it mean to be a Social Worker with Ceredigion? Our objectives are to:

  • Promote positive health and wellbeing, and help people to self-support
  • Strengthen families so that children can safely remain in their care
  • Enable individuals to be independent in their own communities
  • Provide proportionate approaches to assessment and managed care and support
  • Protect individuals and keep them safe from abuse, harm and neglect

In order to meet these objective we are implementing a through-age and wellbeing model using the ‘Signs of Safety’ and strengths based practice as we work with people to improve lives and fulfil potential.

We are also embedding holistic and preventative approaches; integrating services and roles wherever possible. This offers greater resilience and flexibility for our practitioners whilst also maintaining age and client specific specialist knowledge and skills. This model also offers exciting and valuable opportunities for collaborative working between across the authority and with communities as well as with our partner agencies.

Our offer to you

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

In addition, we are committed to investing in our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of your role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we will support your development in order that you can progress your career with us. 

Welsh Language

Whilst we are seeking Individuals with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. We welcome applications from non-Welsh speakers. All successful applicants requiring support to learn/improve their Welsh language skills will be offered funded lessons, during work time, to help reach the desired standard.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and dedicated team and make a real difference.

Please note that applications will be shortlisted on an ongoing basis. Should your application be successful you will be invited to a remote interview. If successful at interview you will be offered the opportunity join our Social Worker Recruitment pool and, depending on your preferences, be matched to a vacancy. We cannot guarantee to be in a position to offer an appointment to match your exact preferences.

Job Description and Person Specification

More information

If you would like further information regarding working for a particular team, contact details can be found below:

Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support children, young people and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be and acknowledge they have a 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).

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development