Social Worker – Children Looked After


Social Worker – Children Looked After

Somerset Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £34,834 to £39,186 per annum
  • Closing date: Sunday July 28th, 2024 11:59pm
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Some key information

  • 30 days annual leave with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Permanent position
  • Hybrid working opportunities

What will I be doing?

Manageable caseloads will let you be the innovative and creative social worker you want to be – a key part of this is supporting direct work with children to hear their voice and understand their experiences. You will work with parents, the wider family network and whole system in a strengths-based way to support change.

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. Extensive training and development opportunities are supported by weekly CPD, on-site Consultant Social Worker support, and Advanced Social Work Practitioner (AP) Programme with role specialism.

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 experience working with children and families in social work.

What’s in it for me?

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, within a team who are passionate about the work that they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. Good technology is provided to help you stay connected to your team and manager through virtual meetings, team check-ins and service sessions.

We offer a friendly supportive learning culture with an approachable and experienced leadership team, as well as the below:

  • Generous annual leave and flexible working options
  • CPD with a strong focus on systemic and relationship-based practice
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Team and service away days to support a strong healthy working culture
  • A kind, caring and supportive environment!
  • A variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • Support to develop your career to achieve your goals
  • A flexible benefits package including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
  • Generous relocation allowance

Anything else I should know?

Our Sedgemoor Hub is in the middle of Bridgwater 5 minutes from the M5 providing accessible links to Bristol and Exeter and beyond.

Hybrid working is encouraged, promoting a good work/life balance

For an informal conversation about the job role please Gregg Liddington via email Gregg.Liddington@somerset.gov.uk or Cathy Attfield via email Cathy.Attfield@somerset.gov.uk

If you are a qualified social worker and would like to come and visit our team before committing to an application please get in touch and we can arrange a visit.

Salary £34,834 to £39,186 pa

DBS information

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.