If you want your first experience of professional social work to be nurturing and supportive you will want to apply to join North Somerset Children’s Services.
We believe that we offer an excellent ASYE year that will kick start your career in social work. Our teams are located in the heart of our family’s communities, this allows us to be accessible and know our children, young people and families well.
You will offer a range of support services from child in need and child protection work which you will be case holding through to co-working care proceedings and adoption work. We are also looking for an ASYE for our children with disability teams and our children looked after team. Our underpinning practice model of signs of safety and we are a trauma informed and trauma responsive service.
As a social worker in North Somerset your development will go at your pace with your team leader and the Consultant Social Worker (Practice Mentor) setting out your individual learning plan. You will be part of a wider network of ASYE’s in North Somerset who will be offered group and individual supervision, mentoring, coaching and training relevant to your role. You will also benefit from being part of a bigger team that includes Consultant Social Work Practitioners, Social Workers, student Social Workers, Family Support Key Workers and Young People’s Support Workers. You will also be able to spend time in other teams such as fostering and adoption and the referral and assessment team.
We want all of our ASYE social workers to have the best start to their career and we know that everyone develops at a different rate. We also want our social workers to stay with us so that we can be assured of high quality, high performing Children’s Social Care teams in the future.
We have looked at the traditional route for ASYE and believe that we can improve it. We have created learning pods in our social work teams where newly qualified social workers will be supported and developed by an experienced Consultant Social Worker (Practice Leader) and the Principal Social Worker. These pods are based in North Somerset.
We are a small authority with big ambitions for our staff, and high standards for our children and families and our future. To achieve our ambition we want motivated, tenacious and talented social workers to join us and come with us on our journey.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Shelley Caldwell, Principal Social Worker on 01275 888604.
Anticipated interview dates: To be confirmed
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, 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.