Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 per annum
Working Pattern: Full Time
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2020
We have vacancies in the following teams:
Community Teams – Taunton, Mendip, South Somerset, and Sedgemoor and West Somerset.
Transitions Team – County wide but based in Taunton
Why Join Somerset County Council?
It’s an exciting time to be a Social Worker in Somerset. We’re transforming our service to create better support for everyone. We’re focusing on promoting independence, so that people can live the life they want to live.
To make this possible, we’re putting people at the heart of everything we do. We will support you to support them. If you work for us, we will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change, and to really touch people’s lives. You can Do It Your Way.
About the job
If you are looking for a new role to get your teeth in to that is exciting, fast paced and will springboard your career, join us in Somerset.
We currently have vacancies in a number of different teams in locations across Somerset, including:
Locality – working with people and families to help them stay independent for longer in local communities. You will develop great knowledge of your local area, work in partnership with local agencies and provide helpful advice and creative solutions to people at local drop-ins and in assessments.
Transitions – working with young people, their families and education partners. You will be enabling young people to move into an independent life following their education promoting the four strands of Preparing for Adulthood.
Safeguarding – working with people and families to investigate safeguarding issues. You will provide support and advice to families and analyse safeguarding concerns.
You will provide really useful information and advice to people and their families. You will have conversations with people to identify what they are worried about or what they want to achieve, what support they already have and what they need. You will advise them on the best local services and solutions to suit the person’s needs. It is your role to encourage people to be independent, to help them grow their confidence and make the most of the support available in their local community.
We are looking for qualified (HCPC registered) Social Workers who are unafraid to do things differently. You will be forward thinking and full of new ideas about how we can improve lives.
As a Social Worker in Somerset you will be innovative, creative and solution focused to support people to be independent. You will have Social Care experience and you will be passionate about advocating for others.
You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working.
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, before applying, please get in touch with Chris Denovan on 07977401815 or via email CADenovan@somerset.gov.uk.
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure