We are seeking to appoint a Corporate Manager to lead our Extended Support team on a full-time, permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity for a forward thinking and ambitious leader with the ability work creatively and strategically to develop the highest standards of delivery and best possible outcomes for children and adults with disabilities in Ceredigion.
This Corporate Manager role sits within Porth Cynnal and provides an exciting opportunity to influence sustainable change and to ensure that progress is made to deliver our ambitious Through-Age and Wellbeing model.
Through-Age and Wellbeing Model
As part of our vision to ensure that every child, young person and adult in Ceredigion will be able to reach their full potential we are adopting a through-age and wellbeing integrated services delivery model that will combine a range of current services and teams into early intervention, prevention and through age specialist services.
The model will cover 4 main service areas:
1.Initial Contact services – which will be the single access point into the Through Age and Well-being Integrated Services for residents and external agencies
2.Porth Gofal – will be the decision making hub that will triage and determine the level of need for all cases and the best outcomes for those individuals.
3.Porth Cymorth Cynnar – will provide early help, prevention and intervention services with the aim of identifying need and offering support before issues and concerns become too great.
4.Porth Cynnal – will provide specialist services for all clients based on need and not age, including support with Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Extended Support, Safeguarding and Planned Care.
About the Corporate Manager – Extended Support role
The successful candidate will be the lead manager and advisor across the through-age and wellbeing model on Extended Support services.
Responsibilities will include the following services and functions:
-Extended support services, ensuring that the local authority meets it statutory obligations.
-Support for individuals with disabilities
-Support for individuals with sensory impairment
-Support for individuals on the Autistic Spectrum
-Safeguards for individuals who lack capacity to consent to their care
As the successful candidate, you will:
-apply strong management and leadership skills to ensure the effective and efficient management and delivery of Porth Cynnal – Extended support.
-develop and improve Porth Cynnal Extended support services, adopting a responsive approach to identify ‘unmet needs’ with a view to maximising resources and outcomes for citizens;
-provide expertise and support to officers and service users ensuring a culture of empowerment, knowledge and skill is developed and maintained
-lead, motivate and encourage services and teams across numerous sites;
-work collaboratively with corporate colleagues to develop and meet the vision for the integrated services model.
-be a key link with Corporate Lead Officers and work with other Corporate Managers in ensuring that teams are managed consistently to meet strategic and corporate objectives and that these are effectively co-ordinated and implemented across all service areas
Our ideal candidate will also have a proven ability to think creatively and innovatively and to communicate these ideas and developments to others in order to transform and embed a culture change across services.
The post requires a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. Please note that a successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the required standard within two years of appointment.
Under the current COVID situation this post will be required to work from home until Council offices are reopened.
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. Furthermore, in exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working hours, competitive annual leave allowance, lifestyle savings and employee wellbeing packages.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sian Howys on Sian.Howys@ceredigion.gov.uk.
Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.
Interview date: May 21 2021
Under the current COVID situation interviews will be undertaken remotely using video conference. Further details will be communicated to successful candidates.
Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. 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), formerly CRB.