Social Worker Children with Disabilities


Social Worker Children with Disabilities

Somerset Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £34,834 to £39,186 per annum
  • Closing date: Monday July 29th, 2024 11:59pm
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Some key information

  • Permanent position
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Opportunity to improve the outcomes for disabled children, young people, and their families across East Somerset.

What will I be doing?

Let’s be honest being a social worker isn’t the job you always thought it might be. There’s paperwork , panels, planning, policies, and procedures  (amongst other things, we ran out of P’s!) yet we still get to spend time with children and their families. That is the joy we get from our job – working with these brilliant children who have additional needs who teach us something new every day (like all children do!).

We know that many of you will not have considered working for Children with Disabilities (CWD) before, thinking you may not have the right skills knowledge or experience. We’ll teach you what you need to know. Others may think the work is mundane or less dynamic than other areas of social work, they’re wrong! For a start, the work itself is fascinating, varied and rewarding. Here’s what one of our team had to say about it:

“Even if looked for a job elsewhere, it would still be CWD. I love the complexity. You have to work harder to understand what is happening for children, you have to be more creative and ‘think outside the box’ to get the best outcomes for children with additional needs.”

We have a stable management team that takes a real pride in what we do. They care. They’re approachable. They’re supportive. They want to see you develop and progress in your career.

Ultimately, we know why you do this job – we know that you make children’s lives better every time you go to work! So, if you were thinking of a change in your social work journey, then maybe give the CWD team consideration, you won’t regret it!

What kind of experience or qualifications do I need?

You will need to be a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and have substantial experience working with children and families in social work.  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.

What’s in it for me?

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

Anything else I should know?

For more information or an informal chat, please feel free to get in touch with: Emma Martin – 07919 540354.

We’d love the opportunity to arrange and hold interviews ahead of the closing date for suitable candidates. If you have all the information you need, just hit the apply button. We can’t wait to hear from you!”

The salary range for this role is £34,834 to £39,186 pa.

A bit more about Somerset Council

We’re a hugely ambitious council, committed to improving lives for the residents, communities and businesses of Somerset.

And that’s why we’re working so hard to build a sustainable organisation with a culture that rewards, values and recognises our staff, and gives everyone here the opportunity to grow and develop, personally and professionally.

If you’re looking for a place where you work truly matters – where YOU truly matter – we might be just right for you.

DBS information

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