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.

2 x Senior Practitioner – Planned Care (Children and Young People)

Closing date: 08/01/2023

Reference: REQ103872

37 hours / Permanent

38,296 - 40,478 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*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.

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 child and young 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 help lead and manage a team of social workers, social work assistants and support workers who will work closely with partner agencies to help support families to safely care for their children whenever possible.

You will focus on a small caseload of more complex cases and supervise and support staff to ensure good outcomes for children and young people who require safeguarding plans, care and support and care planning. You will be able to develop specialisms in court proceedings, risk management, direct work, support for care leavers and other aspects of statutory duties.

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.

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.

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

Porth Cynnal provides intensive and specialist through-age assessment, care planning and review for those in need of longer term or complex care and support including quality assurance checks court and statutory interventions.

The service consists of the following teams:

  • Planned Care: Adults and Children’s Care and Support and Statutory Interventions’ Teams
  • Extended Support: Adult and Children’s Disability Team & Mental Capacity Specialist Support Team
  • Substance Misuse: Substance Misuse Team, Youth Justice Statutory Team and IFSS/Edge of Care Team
  • Mental Wellbeing: Mental Health and AMHP Team, School Counselling Team
  • Safeguarding & Quality Improvement:  Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Team, Independent Reviewing and Quality Assurance Team
Penmorfa
Penmorfa is our most central office, it is where our Chief Executive and Councillors are based. 
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