Social Worker - Family Drug and Alcohol Court
Closing in 14 days (2 February, 2021)
A bit about us
Somerset County Council have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker within our new Family Drug and Alcohol Court Team. The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) is a therapeutic problem-solving court model, which offers an alternative to standard care proceedings where drug and alcohol misuse is a key contributing factor. FDAC provides a problem solving and restorative approach to care proceedings, which aims to improve the outcomes for families by helping parents change the lifestyles that have put their children at risk of harm. We are proud to be launching this new way of working and investing in our children and their families.
The FDAC team are due to be based in Taunton. As Taunton is the county town, transport links are great, with easy access to the M5, less than two hours by train to London and 40 minutes’ drive in each direction to Bristol and Exeter.
Here's what you can expect to be doing
Key purpose of the role….
To work closely with the Judiciary as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team providing an accessible community-based assessment and intervention service for high needs families with a history of substance misuse.
A few things about you
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.
Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
If being part of this exciting new initiative sounds like you and you’d like to hear more about it then we would love to hear from you. For a confidential chat please contact Maria Hargreaves MHargreaves@somerset.gov.uk or call: 07818529167.
All interviews will be taking place virtually, using Microsoft Teams and are likely to be held on 12th February 2021.
Due to the importance of the role we recommend applying as soon as possible. Depending on the level of response, we anticipate conducting interviews ahead of the closing date of 2nd February 2021
Why choose Somerset County Council
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.
This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.Apply now
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