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Social Worker – Direct Services: Fostering Ceredigion County Council
Location: Ceredigion
Full Time

This position qualifies for a market supplement payment of £200 per month. Please note this additional payment will be reviewed on 31 March 2023.

Are you a Qualified Social Worker looking for the opportunity to work in the beautiful, peaceful countryside of West Wales and for a forward-thinking local authority that provides good staff support?

As a qualified social worker you will have post-qualifying experience in child care services and be involved in the recruitment, training, assessing and support of carers in accordance with National Standards in Fostering. You will be supported with regular supervision. There will be an opportunity to participate in new projects.

We are committed to a strengths-based approach using Signs of Safety and is in the process of transformation to a through-age and whole family model which offers greater flexibility to develop plans and services to meet needs and has resulted in some exciting opportunities for collaborative working between departments within the authority as well as with our partner agencies.

We are seeking an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skills will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within 2 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. In addition, 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 also, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

This post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and on occasions there will be a requirement to work evenings and weekends.

Additional information

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 the county of 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.

Job Description and Person Specification

About the Team

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

Safeguarding and protecting adults and children at risk are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults, children and young people at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare and well-being. 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) before appointing to this post.

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