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Senior Practitioner

Closing date: 17/12/2021

Reference: REQ103391

37 hours / Permanent

35,745 - 37,890 *

Various Locations within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Senior Practitioner Social Worker to join Porth Ceredigion integrated intake team. This post is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and committed member of staff to work in a multi-disciplinary environment which will support vulnerable individuals and their families within a hospital and community settings.

Porth Ceredigion is the integrated decision making hub for Ceredigion that triages and determine the level of need of all cases and the best outcomes for those individuals. Porth Ceredigion is the heart of service provision that  focuses on ensuring that Citizens receive the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or where else to guide them to early help or specialist services.

What Porth Ceredigion provides:

  • A responsive service to Citizens living in Ceredigion
  • Applies a Strength based needs assessment focusing on service user choice and control using the Signs of Safety framework
  • A reduction in the time Social Care professionals spend in determining eligibility for statutory services
  • Legislatively compliant service that meets the statutory requirements of the SSWBA
  • A safe service that identifies vulnerable and at risk Citizens, that responds effectively

What Porth Ceredigion achieves:

  • Provides information, advice and assistance about community health and social care services for adults that improves the connection between people and their communities
  • Encourages a balanced approach to the assessment of need ensuring that citizens are at the centre of conversations, decisions and the “what matters” conversation takes place
  • Multidisciplinary triaging of referrals to identify the right professional to respond e.g. physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social care workers to ensure right response at the right time
  • Provide more consistent, coordinated assessment for care and support
  • Improve the flow of information between services, resulting in faster decisions being made about people’s needs and support
  • Reduces hospital admissions by providing rapid wrap around reablement response service
  • Provides an in-reach service to reduce delayed transfers of care by providing timely discharges from hospital.

A commitment to integrated working with a focus on positive rehabilitation outcomes for the citizens is essential.

Job description and Person Specification 

The ability to travel throughout the county is essential.

Must have 2 years post qualifying experience with experience of supervising staff.

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.

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

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

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:
Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team

  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team