Directorate: Adult Social Services
Starting salary: JM2:- £36,371 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 07 October 2022
Are you passionate about promoting people’s rights and strengths while protecting adults at risk from abuse? If so, this post may be for you.
North Somerset Council is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to a social worker or registered health professional with extensive experience of safeguarding adults work.
You will work in a supportive team that undertakes individual and organisational safeguarding adults work. The successful applicant will be responsible, under the supervision of the team manager, for overseeing a team or registered professionals and adult social care workers who are making S.42(1) decisions and undertaking S.42(2) safeguarding adults enquiries. This will involve chairing safeguarding adults meetings. Significant experience in safeguarding adults work is essential. It is a high-profile role that involves undertaking service monitoring activities, whole service enquiries and work with adults who are funded by health and other local authorities. You will also provide advice and guidance on safeguarding adults matters to local authority and multi-agency partners.
You will also have a key role in supporting the work of the safeguarding adults board sub-groups, policy and process development and training.
North Somerset Council recognises the importance of work life balance. We offer competitive rates of pay, a generous leave package, flexible / mobile working arrangements, an employee assistance service and the opportunity to join a final salary pension scheme.
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.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact James Wright, Team Manager – Safeguarding Adults on 07917228408
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 14 October 2022
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.