Directorate: Adult Social Services
Starting salary: JG7:- £28,672/JM1:- £32,234 per annum pro rata
Location: Based at Petherton Resource Centre, Hengrove, Bristol, and other community locations in North Somerset
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Closing date: Thursday 30 September 2021
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic part time Social Worker to join an innovative and expanding team working with autistic adults in North Somerset. The primary focus of the post will be around training, supervising and liaising with social care teams supporting autistic adults, to enable practitioners to undertake autism-friendly, valid and meaningful assessments of their clients’ needs, and to help design, broker and monitor appropriate, autism-specific care packages.
The successful candidate will also become involved in providing a range of direct work with autistic adults, including delivering post-diagnostic support to service users and carers, signposting and assisting with placement reviews. Finally, the post-holder will take an active role in working with North Somerset Council to help transform frontline services to ensure they are both accessible and autism-friendly.
Experience of working with autistic adults is essential, as is good written and interpersonal communication skills,
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.
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?
For an informal discussion, please contact Ella Parkinson, Advice Service Lead on 07810528191 or Annie Alexander, Team Manager on 07771996439.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.