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: Tuesday September 24th, 2019 11:59pm
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Children’s Services
Location – South Somerset

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 Emma Martin, Team Manager (07919) 540354

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 or you can come along to one of our Try Before You Apply events

What we’ll offer in return

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.

As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available here

Apply online at https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=982

Closing date: 24 September 2019

Interview date – 11 October 2019

Job ref: SCC00794

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