Directorate: Adult Social Services
Starting salary: Career Grade: JG7:- £31,099 to JM1:- £34,723 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon with Hybrid working
Hours: 37 hours per week (Part time-flexible working hours available)
Closing date: Friday 09 December 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent SOCIAL WORKER to join a well-established and supportive Adult Social Care Team based in the Castlewood, Clevedon with hybrid working. The team covers the more rural north patch of North Somerset including the towns of Clevedon, Portishead and Nailsea as well as all the surrounding villages.
We welcome applicants who are Experienced Social Workers and those who are Newly Qualified. We have an excellent ASYE programme for those who are newly qualified or already undergoing their ASYE. Our mentoring programme will allow you professional growth and stimulate your professional curiosity assuring outstanding practice.
Working within key legislative frameworks including the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. As a Social worker you will be undertaking Care Act Assessments, drawing up care plans with individuals, identifying their strengths and person-centred outcomes. You will undertake Mental Capacity Assessments and be involved in Best Interest Decision making. You will be holding a manageable caseload and will have shared responsibility for coordinating safeguarding enquiries in a person-centred way.
Using your social work knowledge, skills, and values to promote the rights and choices of people with care and support needs, you will support people to identify and build upon their existing assets as well as access new resources to meet their identified outcomes. This can include supporting positive risk taking by applying defensible decision-making principals to promote and balance the independence, safety, and wellbeing of people with care and support needs.
- Access to regular reflective supervision which empowers you to make evidence informed professional judgements drawing on the latest research, theories, legislation, and policy frameworks.
- The freedom to practice in a truly strength-based way which recognises the importance of prevention and goes beyond traditional case management.
- Full Learning and Development programme, Quality Assurance Framework and membership to Research in Practice (RIP): providing every member of staff access to their resources.
- Opportunities to access various training to enhance your skills, knowledge and performance as well as providing the opportunity to train in specific areas and access to regular legal and practice updates.
We are passionate about peer learning and offer group supervision and peer support groups where you can share your experience and learn from others.
We hold an annual conference for our Social Care staff inviting a range of high-profile speakers to the event to demonstrate our investment in our staff as well as provide time to reflect on and challenge our practice.
We invest in a team approach and recognise individuals for their commitments. We hold an Annual Staff Awards event where individuals as well as teams get recognised and congratulated on their achievements.
Our Social Workers are valued for their skills, knowledge and experience they bring to the services. They are key to delivering an outstanding service for the most vulnerable residents in North Somerset.
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 Claire Gumus Team Manager on 07825453770 or Katie Lyddon Senior Social Worker on 07385430574.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Thursday 15 December 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.