• Location: Aberaeron,
  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £35,000.00 - £40,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 01 October, 2023 12:00 AM
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3 x Social Worker - Integrated Triage & Assessment Services

3 x Social Worker - Integrated Triage & Assessment Services

Ceredigion County Council
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 For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

We currently have opportunities for permanent Social Work roles within our Integrated Triage and Assessment Team, Porth Gofal. The positions are open to recently qualified social workers as well as experienced social workers. The role includes working with adults and carers across Ceredigion who require an assessment within the remit of Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014) Wales. Our aim as a service is to support individuals and their families at the earliest opportunity with a focus on recovery and enabling individuals to live as independently as possible. As a social worker in this role, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly and creatively with families adopting a strengths based approach. Porth Gofal is an integrated service with close working relationships with our local health board and partner agencies, this enables us to work collaboratively and ensure that individuals are supported at the right time by the right service.

As a social worker in Ceredigion, you will be joining us on an exciting journey as we continue our transformation of services, embedding a Through Age and Wellbeing model across all services supporting a whole family approach. The vision for the Ceredigion Through Age and Wellbeing Model:

  • To ensure every child, young person and adult in Ceredigion will be able to reach their full potential.
  • To ensure fair access to excellent universal and targeted services that safeguard and support the health and wellbeing of all citizens.
  • To develop skills and resilience that will last a lifetime and enable individuals to cope well with the challenges and pressures they face.
Ceredigion County Council are committed to supporting staff to develop skills, knowledge and experience within their role. Joining Team Ceredigion will offer you many opportunities to develop professionally, engage in the development of the service and promote a culture of learning and reflection in a supportive environment.

About us

Porth Gofal is the integrated decision making hub for Ceredigion that triages and determine the level of need of all cases and the best outcomes for those individuals. Porth Gofal is the heart of service provision that focuses on ensuring that Citizens receive the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or where else to guide them to early help or specialist services.

Porth Gofal aims:
  • Adults to remain in their own communities and in their homes, maximising their independence and improving their health outcomes and quality of life.
  • Children to receive active care and support both for their immediate development and ongoing wellbeing.
What Porth Gofal provides:
  • A responsive service to Citizens living in Ceredigion.
  • Applies a Strength based needs assessment focusing on service user choice and control using the Signs of Safety framework.
  • A reduction in the time Social Care professionals spend in determining eligibility for statutory services.
  • Legislatively compliant service that meets the statutory requirements of the SSWBA.
  • A safe service that identifies vulnerable and at risk Citizens, that responds effectively.
What Porth Gofal achieves:
  • Provides information, advice and assistance about community health and social care services for adults that improves the connection between people and their communities.
  • Encourages a balanced approach to the assessment of need ensuring that citizens are at the centre of conversations, decisions and the "what matters" conversation takes place.
  • Multidisciplinary triaging of referrals to identify the right professional to respond e.g. physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social care workers to ensure right response at the right time.
  • Provide more consistent, coordinated assessment for care and support.
  • Improve the flow of information between services, resulting in faster decisions being made about people's needs and support.
  • Reduces hospital admissions by providing rapid wrap around reablement response service.
  • Provides an in-reach service to reduce delayed transfers of care by providing timely discharges from hospital.
  • A commitment to integrated working with a focus on positive rehabilitation outcomes for the citizens is essential.
In Ceredigion, we recognise the importance of flexible working and enabling staff to manage a healthy work-life balance. 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. Due to the nature of the role, it will be necessary for you to travel within Ceredigion on a regular basis.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs.
The ability to travel throughout the county is essential.

We are seeking individuals with a degree of fluency in Welsh Language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh Language skills will be fully supported to achieve the ALTE standard within 2 years of appointment.

Job Description and Person Specification (Newly Qualified)

Job Description and Person Specification (Qualified)

Should you require any further information about this role please contact Jackie Roberts on or 01545 574 108.

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

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people 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. 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 before appointing to this post.

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 Gofal - Targeted Intervention Services
We are at the core of Ceredigion's through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:
  • Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team
  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team

More information regarding our teams can be found here.
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