Assessing Social Worker FAST


Assessing Social Worker FAST

Somerset Council
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £28,243 to £31,772 per annum
  • Closing date: Thursday July 18th, 2024 11:59pm
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Some key information

  • A commitment to your CPD through a bespoke learning and development programme.
  • Somerset is amongst the top performing local authorities for services to children in the Southwest, after being officially rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
  • Permanent role with hybrid working options.
  • Part time (30 hours) opportunity available.

What will I be doing?

We’re looking for an Assessing Social Worker to join our Fostering Service. We want exceptional Social Workers to undertake independent parenting assessments in Somerset.
We currently have a part time position in the Family Assessment & Support Team (FA&ST) which covers the whole of Somerset, assessing parents in specialist parent and child foster placements and in the community.

What kind of experience or qualifications do I need?

You will be passionate about relationship-based social work, proud of your profession, and able to reflect and think creatively about how you can build relationships to make a difference to children and families. You will need to be a Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England and have substantial experience working with children and families in social work.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich our team. You can always contact the hiring manager for a chat if there’s anything you want to talk about before you apply.

What’s in it for me?

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset.

We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more

Anything else I should know?

For further information about this role, please contact Maria Hargreaves maria.hargreaves@somerset.gov.uk

£28,243 to £31,772 pa

When completing your application/CV please provide your full employment history and ensure that any gaps in employment are explained. Please start with your current or most recent employment.

If you have all the information you need, just hit the apply button – we can’t wait to hear from you.

DBS information

In this role you will require a criminal background check via Disclosure and Barring Service.