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.

Senior Practitioner – Safeguarding Service

Closing date: 29/05/2022

Reference: REQ103871

Internal Only

18.5 hours / Permanent

36,371 - 38,553 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Only current employees may apply for this job.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills working as a Senior Practitioner?

Ceredigion is committed to ensuring that each person will achieve their potential and we are transforming our services to ensure a preventative and strengths based approach that is person centred. In this post, you will be part of a dynamic team of experienced practitioners in order to carry out safeguarding duties under the Wales Safeguarding Procedures. You will work closely with partner agencies to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect and will practice in  a manner that is effective in identifying and managing to children and adults  who are vulnerable to harm.

You will conduct strategy discussions and chair strategy meetings, participate in conferences, undertake professional concerns enquires and make decisions necessary to ensuring safety. You will be able to develop specialisms in various aspects of safeguarding such as domestic abuse, exploitation and self-neglect.

Ceredigion is committed to embedding the Signs of Safety and Well-being Practice Framework and we are investing in transforming our processes and in training our staff to safely identify and manage risk of harm and build people’s resilience to increase safety and well-being.

As part of your role, you may be involved in some developmental work in relation to safeguarding practice, e.g. awareness raising session with community, client and staff groups and you may also be involved in some of the work of the Mid and West Wales Regional Safeguarding Board.

Whenever possible, we are seeking individuals with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. However, a successful applicant without the required Welsh language skills will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

Job Description and Person Specification

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

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
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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