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: 23/06/2024

Reference: REQ105009

37 hours / Permanent

40,221 - 42,403 *

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 2025.

The successful candidate may be eligible to up to a maximum of £8,000 (including VAT) towards the cost of expenses incurred as a result of relocating to Ceredigion. For further information please email humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk. For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

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.

We believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs.

Additional information

Job Description and Person Specification

Get in touch

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Fiona Nicholls on Fiona.Nicholls@ceredigion.gov.uk

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

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

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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