Social Worker – Children with Disabilities


Social Worker – Children with Disabilities

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 per annum
  • Closing date: Friday June 7th, 2019 11:59pm
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Children’s Services

One post is based in Taunton & Bridgwater and the other in Yeovil & Shepton Mallet

37 hours per week

Salary: £29,636 to £33,799 per annum

 About us

We are looking for qualified social workers who have a passion for working with children who are disabled or who would relish the opportunity to work in this rewarding and diverse area of social work.

The social workers within our teams work closely with children and their families in a creative way which looks to ensure that they can stay together and achieve their best hopes.

About the job

We cannot do this alone and working together with our multi-agency colleagues in health, education and social care is a key skill. We undertake all aspects of statutory work so no two days are the same. This is a unique team where you may have the opportunity to work with children and their families from assessment through to adoption, including all aspects of safeguarding and Court work if that is what the child requires. We work with children from 0 through to 18 helping them achieve a successful transition into adulthood.

About you

Your role will be to ensure that the voice of the child is heard in everything you do.

Your knowledge and skills will be a valuable asset to an already creative and dynamic team that really prides ourselves on being child focused and resourceful to ensure that the child is not lost behind their diagnosis. We value openness and honesty both as a team member and with our work with children and families. You will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to work with partner agencies to contribute to children’s plans to help them become fulfilled adults in in the future.

Additional information

If you would like to speak with somebody from the team before making your application, please get in touch with Suzanne Weller, Team Manager 07890 580937.

If you are up for a challenge and want to learn more about what we do you may want to come in the office and meet with us to see what working with us is like.

We will support you to achieve the best outcomes for children, young people and their families by providing training as well as monthly, ad-hoc and peer supervision to aid your growth and development. We nurture social workers at all stages in their career from NQSWs through our ASYE programme, to more experienced social workers who may wish to make the next step in their career to Advanced Practitioner and beyond.

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 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, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

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

Apply online at https://secure1.somerset.gov.uk/careers/details.html?jobId=640

Closing date: 7 June 2019

Interview date – 18 June