Directorate: Children's Services
Starting salary: JG7 - £28,672 – JM1 - £34,728 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Our Vision is to make North Somerset a truly great place for children and young people to thrive; where all have the best possible life and opportunities, including those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or have special educational or additional needs
To help us on our journey we a looking for a Qualified Social Worker to work in our children in care team. If you have a strong value base, are innovative and want to make a difference for children and families, then we want you. As a Children in Care team we want the best for our children and young people and we strive to ensure that our children live in stable and caring homes without disruption. To achieve this you will be working in a multi-professional environment where the team around the child is truly supportive. As a social work team we have a strong understanding of how trauma has impacted the lives of our children and young people. With this knowledge and working in a therapeutic environment, we seek to work alongside the child and their support network so they have every chance to achieve their dreams. We are looking for a dedicated and ambitious Social Worker who is as passionate about children and young people as we are.
We are a small unitary authority bordering the County of Somerset and the City of Bristol with good rail and motorway links. North Somerset is an economically diverse area, having areas of great affluence and extreme poverty. There is we an expanding population and includes outstanding countryside and seaside resorts.
Things are changing in North Somerset and we are developing trauma informed practice whilst embedding Signs of Safety. As a result, we are looking for an experienced worker to join us on our journey of improvement.
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 Gatrine Muldoon, Team Manager on 01275 882153.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Monday 01 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.