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Social Worker – Extended Support: Disabilities (Children)

Closing date: 17/03/2024

Reference: REQ105010

37 hours / Permanent

33,024 - 38,223 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Newly Qualified Social Workers will commence on Grade 9 pay and job description before progressing to grade 10 after 2 years in post. Experienced social workers will commence at Grade 10 pay and job description. Both job descriptions can be viewed below.

This position qualifies for a market supplement payment of £200 per month. Please note this additional payment will be reviewed on 31 March 2024.

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.

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
  • Newly Qualified social workers
  • Support Workers (non Social Work qualified)

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 one 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.

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.

Get in touch

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

Job Description and Person Specification (Newly Qualified)

Job Description and Person Specification (Qualified)

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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