Social Worker - Adults
Closing in 5 days (28 October, 2020)
A bit about us
Why Join Somerset County Council?
If you join Somerset County Council as a Social Worker, we will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change, and to really touch people’s lives. You can Do It Your Way.
We have changed the way we work to focus on promoting independence for everyone – so that people can do the things that matter most to them and live the life they want to live. We are doing things differently to put the person at the centre of everything we do and to look creatively at how we can meet people’s needs.
Here's what you can expect to be doing
If you are looking for a new role to get your teeth in to that is exciting, fast paced and will springboard your career, join us in Somerset.
We currently have vacancies in a number of different teams in locations across Somerset, including:
Locality– working with people and families to help them stay independent for longer in local communities. You will develop great knowledge of your local area, work in partnership with local agencies and provide helpful advice and creative solutions to people at local drop-ins and in assessments.
Transitions- working with young people, their families and education partners. You will be enabling young people to move into an independent life following their education promoting the four strands of Preparing for Adulthood.
Safeguarding– working with people and families to investigate safeguarding issues. You will provide support and advice to families and analyse safeguarding concerns.
You will provide really useful information and advice to people and their families. You will have conversations with people to identify what they are worried about or what they want to achieve, what support they already have and what they need. You will advise them on the best local services and solutions to suit the person’s needs. It is your role to encourage people to be independent, to help them grow their confidence and make the most of the support available in their local community.
A few things about you
We are looking for qualified Social Workers who are unafraid to do things differently. You will be forward thinking and full of new ideas about how we can improve lives.
As a Social Worker in Somerset you will be innovative, creative and solution focused to support people to be independent. You will have Social Care experience and you will be passionate about advocating for others. It is essential that you are registered with Social Work England.
You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working.
Due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over Skype.
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, before applying, please get in touch with Recruitment on Recruitment@somerset.gov.uk.
Why choose Somerset County Council
We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, including:
- A Local Government Pension Scheme.
- Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.
- My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.
- A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
and health screening.
- Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
- Staff discounts in gyms.
- Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
- Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
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