At Ceredigion County Council we are transforming the way individuals, families, communities and carers can receive help and support when they need it.
Our vision is to ensure positive access to both universal and targeted services so that children and adults can develop the skills and resilience they need to lead fulfilled lives and achieve their goals. We are seeking to empower individuals in what matters to them and work with partner agencies to strengthen people’s independence, ensure safety and promote well-being.
Our Through Age and Well-being Strategy sets out how we will develop a skilled and innovative workforce who will provide through age services that focus on preventative support and early intervention with easy access to information, advice and assistance, proportionate assessment of need and care and support plans for those who need longer term help.
Find out more about our Through-Age and Wellbeing Model and how are teams are structured within it here.
The Substance Misuse Service works closely with Health and 3rd Sector specialist providers and other partners to support individuals and their families in respect of substance misuse. The Team provides support for adults and families that have complex substance misuse issues, supporting them to achieve change and promoting their wellbeing.
The roles under the Team Manager include
They are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of services and reporting back to our statutory partners. The Welsh Government sets out the requirements and performance indicators in their Substance Misuse Delivery Plan.
Social Worker role
To do this the Social Worker needs the skills to engage adults that often feel marginalised or unwilling to trust services in order to assess and support them.
Support Worker role
The Service also includes the management of:
Youth Justice Statutory Service
The Youth Justice Service (YJS) is made up of social workers, education workers, a police officer, health worker, probation, restorative justice and case managers. The team involves people from these different agencies to help access the services young people need to help turn them away from crime.
IFSS/Edge of Care Service.
Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) provide short-term, intensive interventions aimed at families in crisis, where there is an imminent risk of children entering care. IFFS work intensively with families to try to reduce family crisis, improve family functioning and keep children safely living at home with their birth parents.
The Edge of Care, Support Workers provide practical support to ensure children are safe at home and practical support as required.