Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JM1:- £32,234 to £34,728 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
Hours: Various, full and part time hours available
Closing date: Tuesday 01 December 2020
Ambitious, Innovative, Enabling, Inclusive social workers change futures for children, young people and families in North Somerset
There are exciting development opportunities available in our Community Family Teams which are currently looking for Social Workers who have completed their ASYE.
In North Somerset we are committed to developing effective and supportive Community Family Team’s providing high quality effective social work interventions.
We are based in the communities we work in, and we endeavour to work alongside children and their families to support them to achieve the best outcomes. North Somerset uses Signs of Safety as our social work model and full training is available across the workforce. We have also been investing in training for practitioners to become more trauma informed within their practice.
Our Community Family Teams are made up of Consultant Social Workers, Social Workers and Family Support Workers, all overseen by the Team Leader. The work is varied from Single Assessments, Child in Need work, Child Protection work, Proceedings and through to Adoption. We believe that by remaining involved throughout a child’s journey you will experience job satisfaction as well as providing better outcomes for the child and their family.
Our Family Support Workers offer tailored individual support for families but are also experts at delivering parenting groups ranging from Mellow bumps to NVR. This valuable resource, alongside other interventions such as our edge of care Turning the Tide service, means that as a Social Worker you have access to a wide range of support to enable you to work with families towards positive change.
The North Community Family Team is based in Clevedon the locality covering to the edges of Weston Super Mare. The area is varied covering very rural areas with high levels of deprivation and limited transport links and outside agency provisions; but also more affluent and connected areas. The South and East Community Family Teams are based in and around Weston-Super-Mare.
We understand the key to supporting families is to support our Social Workers and the teams work closely together with a strong culture of peer learning and support. There is a Team Leader based within each team, who offers monthly formal supervision as well as being open and available for informal conversations and support day to day.
If our Community Family Teams sound like the place you want to be; and if like us, you strive to keep children and their families at the centre of all you do; then we would love to hear from you.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
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.
Want to know more and apply?
If you want to have an informal discussion about the roles we have available in North Somerset please call Alice Di-Duca, Team Leader for North B (01275 888259), Dawn Maskew, Team Leader for East (01275 888215) or Sharon Butler for South (01934 424649).
Take a look at our range of benefits and to down load an application pack and apply online please visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs.
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 23 December 2020