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Senior Practitioner – Extended Support

Closing date: 21/01/2022

Reference: REQ103489

37 hours / Permanent

35,745 - 37,890 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Are you a Qualified Social Worker, looking for the opportunity to work in the beautiful, peaceful countryside of West Wales? We have opportunities in Ceredigion for a qualified social worker, to work as Senior Practitioners in the Extended Support Team, providing care and support for children and adults with learning disability, autism and other disabilities.

The Authority is committed to Signs of Safety approach and is in the process of transformation to a through-age 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.

The successful candidate will need to have experience in dealing/working with people with ASD and have knowledge of the Code of practice on the delivery of autism service.

We are seeking Individuals with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language, A successful applicant without the required welsh language skills will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within 2 years of appointment.

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

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
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