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Social Worker – Mental Wellbeing

Closing date: 30/06/2024

Reference: REQ105166

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.

Are you interested in working with Mental Wellbeing? Do you want the opportunity to help people who experience mental health issues? Would you like to help people manage their everyday lives better? Are you an energetic person and keen to have a career in helping people with mental health? If so, maybe this is the opportunity for you!

We are looking for individuals who would assess, support and engage people experiencing mental health issues in becoming independent. You will be part of a team that makes this happen and be closely supported and supervised in your work. The work is carried out throughout Ceredigion and it is an opportunity to undertake a very practical role within our friendly and supportive team.

Our offer to you

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

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working, competitive annual leave allowance, pension scheme with 14.6% employer contribution, enhanced family benefits, lifestyle savings and employee health and wellbeing packages.

More information about our wide-ranging 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.

Job Description and Person Specification (Newly Qualified)

Job Description and Person Specification (Qualified)

About the Team

Get in touch

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Simon Thomas on Simon.Thomas@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

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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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