Social Worker – Children Looked After


Social Worker – Children Looked After

Somerset County Council
  • Full and Part Time
  • Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 pa
  • Closing date: Friday February 28th, 2020 11:59pm
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Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 pa

Location: Yeovil and Bridgwater

Working Pattern: Part time and full time hours are available

Closing Date: 28-Feb-2020

About the job

Qualified Social Worker – Children Looked After – Sedgemoor and South Somerset

Hours are negotiable and flexible

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.

These vacancies have arisen in our very stable CLA team due to promotions.

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.

We promote flexible working within our CLA teams and will consider part time, 9 day fortnight and other flexible working approaches.

Our Sedgemoor hub is in the centre of Bridgwater town with parking nearby. Close to M5 and arterial routes to other major towns; 20 mins by train to Bristol and nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills.

Our offices in South Somerset are based on the outskirts of Yeovil just 10 minutes from the A303 with plentiful parking on site. We are just 40 minutes’ drive from Taunton, the county town of Somerset, 30 minutes’ Dorchester and 45 minutes from the Jurassic Coast. There are good railway links to London, and options of town and some beautiful village living.

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.

For an informal chat about roles within our CLA teams please contact Gregg Liddington, CLA Team Manager on 07880 179004 gliddington@somerset.gov.uk or Nicola Wrigley CLA Team Manager on 01278 447996 NWrigley@somerset.gov.uk for Bridgwater and Victoria Rymell CLA Team Manager on 01935 463942 or Richard Sprott: 07976611458.

Closing date: 28 February 2020

Interview date: 4 March 2020 Bridgwater, 10 March 2020 Yeovil

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

Apply: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=1360

Ref: SCC01101HC