Senior Social Worker or Senior Occupational Therapist (Locality Lead) – Health Interface Service

Senior Social Worker or Senior Occupational Therapist (Locality Lead) – Health Interface Service

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £33,136 - £37,107 pa pro rata for part time hours
  • Closing date: Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 5:00pm
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Adults and Health
Adults & Health Health Interface & Professional Team
Taunton, Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet or Yeovil

37 hours per week (part time will be considered)

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Are you an experienced Social Worker or OT with leadership ambitions? Do you want to shape the way that adult services in the Health Interface service are delivered? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to get your teeth in to that is exciting, fast paced and will springboard your career. We will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change in health and social care and to really touch people’s lives – you can Do it your way in Somerset!


About Us

Here at Somerset County Council, the single most important thing is that every resident has the opportunity to lead a happy, healthy and independent life. To make this possible, we need highly effective and well-managed adult services that place the service user at the centre of everything we do and we want to offer a consistent, quality service, 7 days a week.

About the Job

We are looking for qualified (HCPC registered) Social Workers or OT’s who are not afraid to do things differently to create support that is better for people and lead services through times of improvement and be able to demonstrate the team are meeting quality and performance targets.

You will work a flexible shift pattern across 7 days a week, Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-4pm and you will be responsible for providing management cover and guidance to the team outside the normal office hours.

You will work closely with community and the third sector, as well as health colleagues to provide better outcomes for people and improve the patient experience, working as part of our multi-disciplinary team, supporting people and families to agree timely discharge plans and advising on creative solutions to help people return and remain at home. You will lead the team and liaise with key partners to facilitate improved provision of services, team training and recruitment.

You will use data and customer experience to demonstrate that the transformation is helping and improving outcomes for all.

You will influence the development of our adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working.

About You

You’ll be brave in your approach to work, not afraid to do things differently where it genuinely benefits the service user and you’ll be able to provide inspirational leadership and demonstrate a real creative spark when it comes to your work.

Primarily, it will be up to you to oversee the delivery of our service in a specific location within Somerset and we’ll look to you to lead a multi-disciplinary team, motivating and managing all members to ensure that their work is of a consistently high standard. Promoting independence should be the driving factor in everything your team does, and we’ll look to you to ensure that this is always the case.

You will need to be:

  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • Motivated and passionate
  • Creative and Forward thinking
  • Solution focused to support people to be independent
  • Able to make things happen and work at pace

What we’ll offer in return

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. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, to name a few; generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements, a Local Government Pension scheme, flexible benefits scheme via salary sacrifice, My Staff Shop discounts for online shopping, insurance benefits, gym discount, and employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle. You can find out more about all the great benefits we offer our employees here.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, before applying, please get in touch with Lynn Stephens on 07970 108356 or via email at

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Job ref no: 10811/SR

Closing date: 22 January 2019
Interview date tbc