Social Worker – Safeguarding

Social Worker – Safeguarding

Somerset County Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £29,636 - £33,799 pa
  • Closing date: Monday August 31st, 2020 11:59pm
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Qualified Social Worker – Safeguarding – Taunton and Yeovil

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 and families in Somerset to encourage positive change.

Somerset are committed to providing the support, training and development you will need to continue to improve your professional practice as a social worker.

You will be offered

• Small supportive teams

• Support to work from a strengths and relationship-based approach

• Regular high-quality systemic supervision and annual appraisals

• Flexible working arrangements

• Regular training and continuing development opportunities

We work with children and families which enable practitioners to do meaningful work with families and a focus on the quality of practice and improving learning, supervision and support for our social workers.

You’ll be encouraged to work smarter with access to a mobile phone, laptop, training and planning resources.

We build resilience in our social workers through reflective and supportive supervision and strong case management conferencing. Somerset staff morale is good, and management are committed to staff retention.

Extensive training and development opportunities are supported by weekly CPD, and on-site additional management support from Consultant Social Workers, 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 safeguarding teams and will consider part time, 9-day fortnight and other flexible working approaches.

Our offices in the south of the county 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.

The team for the west of the county are based in County Hall in Taunton. As the county town transport links are great with access to the M5, less than two hours by train to London and 40 minutes drive in each direction to Bristol and Exeter.

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 Safeguarding teams please contact Cathy Jones on 07890583225.

Due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over Skype or MS Teams.


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