North Somerset Council is a forward-thinking organisation committed to promoting independence for those living in North Somerset as well as modernising our services to be able to meet our future demands.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered Social Worker to work within the North Somerset Single Point of Access Team.
The service provides timely advice, information and triage of referrals received to adult care and community health services, in addition to community-based care management clinics. Single Point of Access is recognised as critical in the delivery of effective, time sensitive services to the residents of North Somerset and we are continuing to develop the service further to ensure we are achieving excellent outcomes for all.
You would be working within a diverse team of Health and Social Care professionals and support colleagues. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker with the ability to meet timescales and deadlines, maintain responsibility for their own workload, effectively risk assess and make timely decisions for complex situations. We are currently developing our strengths based, proportionate approach to assessment to actively enabling choice and independence for residents. If you are interested in playing a key part in this developing service, we would like to hear from you.
Your personal and professional development is important to us. We offer regular supervision and training opportunities to support your professional development and maintain registration requirements including professional forum and leadership from our Principal Social Worker.
North Somerset includes the coastal towns of Weston-super-Mare, Portishead and Clevedon as well as the beautiful North Somerset Countryside. North Somerset borders Bristol at the gateway to the South West and offers a great environment in which to live and work.
We welcome you to contact us for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Senior Social Workers Tarisa Barker on 01275 884394 or Paul Obrey on 01275 882813.
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.