Directorate: Adult Social Services
Starting salary: JG7: £29,174 to £31,895 per annum / JM1: £32,798 to £35,336 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 25 November 2022
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?
Working for us 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 currently implementing training for all our social care staff to embed strength-based approaches and are members of Ripfa; providing every member of staff access to their resources.
We are committed to holding 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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for ambitious and innovative (newly qualified, experienced, advanced) social worker to join the Adult Social Care team in North Somerset.
You will work in close partnership with people with care and support needs, their families, carers and a range of multi-agency partners to achieve desired and eligible outcomes.
Working within key legislative frameworks including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983, you will make defensible decisions in partnership with people with care and support needs, supporting them to take positive risks in order to promote and balance their independence, safety and wellbeing.
You will use your social work knowledge, skills and values to promote the rights and choices 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.
Among other duties, you will undertake assessments and reviews of needs under the Care Act 2014 and will be responsible for coordinating safeguarding enquiries in a person-centred way by adopting Making Safeguarding Personal principles. You will support people to identify and build upon their existing assets as well as access new resources which will promote their independence and wellbeing and help prevent over-reliance on the social care system. You will be comfortable navigating significant levels of complexity and risk to support people to achieve the best possible outcomes.
You will maintain your professional registration with Social Work England and be committed to promoting social justice and challenging inequality and discrimination in all forms.
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?
If you are interested in joining North Somerset Council as a social worker and would like to find out more about this specific role, please do not hesitate to contact Martin Chacku, Team Manager on 07385039450 for an informal discussion.
To find out more about adult social work career opportunities in North Somerset Council more generally, please contact Richard Orson (Principal Social Worker) on 01275 888712 or 07776170122.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed
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.