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Social Worker – Extended Support: Disabilities

Closing date: 10/04/2023

Reference: REQ104482

37 hours / Permanent

34,723 - 36,298 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*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 2024.

Ceredigion County Council is transforming the way individuals and families will receive early help and care and support when they need it. We are developing through age and well-being services, new ways of working and a range of exciting initiatives that will help ensure individual and community resilience. This also means that we want to build a flexible and skilled workforce that can make a positive difference to people’s lives. Under this new model the Extended Support Service is being developed. This service is currently made up of 3 staff groups:

  • The Children with Disabilities Team
  • The Community Team for Learning Disabilities
  • The Mental Capacity Act Team.

Our aim for the future is to develop through age joined up services with a strong emphasis on prevention and we want to equip staff to support children and adults using a strengths-based approach. As a result, exciting opportunities for qualified and non- social worker qualified positions have arisen. We are currently seeking:

  • Qualified experienced Social Workers

As we go forward, the current age specific teams will merge and this will enable us to develop more seamless services and broaden staff’s knowledge and skills. Whilst working as 1 social care team we will also strengthen our relationship with other agencies such as Health and Education as well as 3rd sector organisations.

Within Extended Support Services there will also be the opportunity to develop specialisms such as working with adults or children with autism, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

Joining Team Ceredigion will offer you many opportunities to develop professionally, bring new ideas to the team and contribute directly to service strategy, promoting the culture of learning and reflection in a supportive environment.

Job Description and Person Specification

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

Safeguarding and protecting adults and children at risk are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults, children and young people at risk 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 and well-being. 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) 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
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