Hours: 37 hours per week (Part time available)
To promote wellbeing by helping people in North Somerset be as independent as possible for as long possible.
This is our vision for adult social care … why not join us and help to put this into practice?
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, (currently we are mainly working from home). 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.
Working within key legislative frameworks including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983, the role involves undertaking Care Act Assessments; Mental Capacity Assessments and involvement in Best Interest Decision making; as well as 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.
You will have access to regular reflective supervision which empowers you to make evidence informed professional judgements drawing on the latest research, theories, legislation and policy frameworks. You will be given the freedom to practice in a truly strength-based way which recognises the importance of prevention and goes beyond traditional case management.
We are committed to a full Learning and Development programme and Quality Assurance Framework and are members of Research in Practice (RIP): providing every member of staff access to their resources.
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.
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 Claire Gumus on 07825453770 or Katie Lyddon, Senior Social Worker on 07385430574 or Hazel Ramdeen on 07917 228308
Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 05 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.