Social Worker – Children Looked After

Social Worker – Children Looked After

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 to £33,799
  • Closing date: Monday October 28th, 2019 11:59pm
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Salary: £29,636 to £33,799

Location: Sedgemoor

Working Pattern: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28-Oct-2019

About the job

37 hours as standard – hours may be negotiable

We are looking for Social Workers who are passionate and enthusiastic to join us in improving outcomes for our most vulnerable young people within the Children Looked After (CLA) service. We have come a long way in our improvement journey; join us as we strive to provide a gold star service for all children and young people.

We can offer you

  • Small supportive teams to progress your career
  • Strengths and relationship-based approach to underpin your work
  • Regular high-quality systemic supervision
  • Flexible working and trust in your professional autonomy

Permanence is our passion for those children that need it the most; promoting positive outcomes for children both educationally and socially with reconnection for all families wherever possible.

Working in CLA you will have the opportunity to support profound changes to a child’s life, building long term relationships to see them through their journey.

Extensive training and development opportunities are supported by weekly CPD, on-site Consultant Social Worker support, pod working, and Advanced Social Work Practitioner (AP) Programme with role specialism. The AP salary scale is £33,799 – £37,849.

Our Sedgemoor hub is in the centre of Bridgwater town with designated parking nearby. Close to M5 and arterial routes to other major towns; 20 minutes by train to Bristol and nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills. For more information about the area and the role please contact Nicola Wrigley (07788) 350815 or Gregg Liddington (07880) 179004- feel free to come and meet us in Sedgemoor or you can attend one of our Try Before you Apply events – We are excited about inviting new people to our team.

Interviews will take place on 12 November 2019.

Progressive, improving and innovative we offer competitive salaries and up to an £8k relocation allowance. Discover more Benefits of working for Somerset County Council here.

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Job ref: SCC00875HC

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