Supervising Social Worker


Supervising Social Worker

Somerset Council
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £34,834 to £39,186 per annum
  • Closing date: Monday July 15th, 2024 11:59pm
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Some key information

  • You will work in the Fostering team, which covers the East of Somerset (covering Shepton Mallet and Yeovil).
  • Generous annual leave and flexible working options, including the option to work a 9 day fortnight, and hybrid working.
  • A commitment to your CPD through a bespoke learning and development programme.

What will I be doing?

Here in Somerset, our manageable and diverse caseloads let you be the innovative and creative social worker you want to be – direct work with children to hear their voice and understand their experiences. You will work with foster carers, children and families, and the wider service to support and achieve best outcomes for children. We offer a supportive team that is invested in providing oversight, training and support via a proactive service to our children in foster care arrangements. We want an exceptional Social Worker to supervise and support our specialist Parent and Child foster carers in Somerset.

What kind of experience or qualifications do I need?

You will be passionate about relationship-based social work, proud of your profession, and able to reflect and think creatively about how you can build relationships to make a difference to children and families. 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.

What will I be offered in return?

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, within a friendly and collaborative team who are passionate about the work that they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, along with a very supportive permanent management team.

  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including; cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
  • Generous relocation allowance

Anything else I should know?

For an informal discussion about this role please feel free to contact Jackie Hooper via email Jackie.Hooper@somerset.gov.uk

Salary £34,834 to £39,186 per annum.

DBS information

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