Assessment Social Worker South Somerset
Closing in 18 days (11 April, 2023)
Why should I choose Somerset County Council?
Well, for a start, we’re a hugely ambitious council, committed to improving lives for the residents, communities and businesses of Somerset.
And that’s why we’re working so hard to build a sustainable organisation with a culture that rewards, values and recognises our staff, and gives everyone here the opportunity to grow and develop, personally and professionally.
If you’re looking for a place where you work truly matters – where YOU truly matter – we might be just right for you.
We also promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
We are passionate about improving the outcomes for our most vulnerable young people and families in Somerset to encourage positive change. We offer great training and development opportunities, along with a very supportive management team.
What will I be doing?
Manageable caseloads will let you be the innovative and creative social worker you want to be – a key part of this is supporting direct work with children to hear their voice and understand their experiences. You will work with parents, the wider family network and whole system in a strengths-based way to support change. With permanent Team Managers, Consultant Social Workers and an established senior leadership team you'll be well supported with regular and reflective supervision.
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 experience working with children and families in social work. Good technology is provided to help you stay connected to your team and manager through virtual meetings, team check-ins and service sessions when not in the office.
What will I be offered in return?
What we can offer you…
- A friendly supportive learning culture with an approachable and experienced leadership team
- On-site parking!
- Generous annual leave and flexible working options
- CPD with a strong focus on systemic and relationship-based practice
- Local Government pension scheme
- Team and service away days to support a strong healthy working culture
- A kind, caring and supportive environment!
- A variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
- Support to develop your career to achieve your goals
- A flexible benefits package 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?
The team for the east of the county is based at Brympton Way in Yeovil, although we are very open to flexible working options. You will hold a full driving licence and have access to your own vehicle as travel is required.
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.
For an informal chat about roles within our assessment team please contact Richard Sprott Richard.Sprott@Somerset.gov.uk
Salary £32,909 to £37,261 per annum
From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.
In this role you will require a criminal background check via Disclosure and Barring Service.Apply now
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There’s a lot about Somerset County Council that might surprise you. Probably will surprise you.
We’re responsible for the most significant services across the whole of the county, like education, social care and waste management. Everything we do we do to improve the lives of each and every one of our 550,000 residents, not to mention the millions of people who visit our county every year.Find out more
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