Social Worker Safeguarding Somerset

Children Services

Posted: 14 May 2019
Telephone: 0117 910 3800

Job Salary: £31.00 - £35.00 per hour
Job Type: Full-Time
Contract: Temporary
Closing Date: 13 June 2019
Interview Date: ASAP
Job Location: Yeovil

An attractive opportunity has arisen in Somerset for a enthusiastic Childrens Social Workers to join a progressive local authority. Somerset Council are looking to cover a long term contract at a minimum of 6 months at very attractive rates of pay in a supportive team. 31-35ph for experienced candidates. 1 social worker required for Yeovil.

You will join a team committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The role will focus on short term pieces of work that take cases following initial assessment through formulation of a CIN/CP plans. You will be required to assess, identify, plan, implement and review the circumstances of individuals and their families and the needs.

Duties will involve assessing and managing risk and advocating on behalf of children and their families. To help manage caseloads, you will have an assigned number of cases (reduced case loads of 14-17) and be expected to work closely with individuals, families and communities to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning. Furthermore, you will competently undertake court work and work collaboratively with other agencies to deliver better outcomes and contribute to practice development.

Somerset County Council is on a journey of improvement, recognising that investing in staff is paramount to achieving this. You will be provided with a number of opportunities to enhance your career including a wealth of training, good management support and supervision. This commitment to staff ensures Somerset sustain an effective workforce and promote positive, yet challenging work environments.

Somerset is passionately in favour of sociable working hours. Not just because this is good for your wellbeing, but because resilience is an enormous part of being a good social worker, and a balanced life is a key ingredient in this.

Somerset promise:
- Regular supervision for staff
- Team development days available to support on-going learning and making strong progress towards improvement and team plans
- Offices operate in a Smart office mobile working environment and they have good technology including use of laptops and Smart phones to allow staff to flexibly work across the offices.
Ideally a driver with access to own car. Able to reside and work in the UK

Additional incentives in terms of mileage to work or accommodation in first month.

Please send your CV to Kelly Stock - or call me on 0117 910 3800. If this is not quite the right role for you but you would be interested in discussing other opportunities then please give me a call or send me an email.

Dont forget...Eden Brown Synergy offers a £200 referral bonus for Social Workers. If this role isnt for you but you know someone suitable, ask them to get in touch. £200 could be on its way to you! Your expert recruitment consultant is Kelly Stock, call today on 0117 910 3809 or email Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

For more info contact Kelly Stock on 0117 910 3800

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