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 Worker – Planned Care (Children Specialism)

Closing date: 08/01/2023

Reference: REQ104151

37 hours / Temporary

34,723 - 36,298 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

This position qualifies for a market supplement payment of £200 per month. Please note this additional payment will be reviewed on 31 March 2023.

Are you a Qualified Social Worker looking for the opportunity to work in the beautiful, peaceful countryside of West Wales and for a forward-thinking local authority that provides good staff support?

We have opportunities in Ceredigion for qualified social workers to work with children and families in the arena of those who require part 4 and 6 SSWBA care and support plans.

The Authority is committed to a strengths-based approach using Signs of Safety and is in the process of transformation to a through-age and whole family model which offers greater flexibility to develop plans & services to meet needs and has resulted in some exciting opportunities for collaborative working between departments within the authority as well as with our partner agencies.

There will also be opportunities to specialise in the area of your choice.

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 also, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Georgina Scott on Georgina.Scott@Ceredigion.gov.uk or 01545 574030.

Job Description and Person Specification

About the Team

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