Childrens Social Worker

Midlands Qualified Social Work
Bridgwater, Somerset
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Children’s Social Care

We are currently recruiting for Social Workers to work on a Children Looked After Team, Safeguarding and assessment team, we have vacancies in various locations across Somerset and will aim to place successful candidates in their preferred area office and team and discussions around this will commence during interview.

Joining our client's Children’s Social Care teams as a Social Worker, it will be your responsibility to assess and safeguard the needs of vulnerable children in our community and in our care. Through pro-active, multi-agency working you’ll work with a range of service providers, facilitating the provision of a needs-led service and creating positive outcomes. We’ll look to you to ensure all services are child focused, using a range of therapeutic skills and interventions to make sure that children reach their potential.

They have a commitment to reduce fieldwork caseloads down to an average of 14, which is fewer than many other local authorities. This will allow you to focus more time on individual cases and be more involved in delivering a higher level of service.

Educated to degree level, in a recognised Social Care qualification, alongside registration with the HCPC, you’ll have demonstrable experience in the field, with a natural commitment to maintaining and expanding your social work knowledge and skills. You’ll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to efficiently work in partnership with other agencies and teams. Alongside this, you’ll have excellent time keeping and a keen eye for detail, as you ensure accurate reports and information are kept.

Our client's journey is far from complete but they know that what they intend to achieve will grow, inspire, enable and unite the people who work with them. They want you to invest in this journey as much as they will invest you, through the training, togetherness, progression and engagement you’ll enjoy.

Their commitment to you is just as important. They are passionately in favour of sociable working hours. Not just because this is good for your well being, but because, as you well know, resilience is an enormous part of being a good social worker, and a balanced life is a key ingredient in this.

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Alders on 0121 237 2642or email

• Closing date 16 June 2017
• Interviews to be held 30 June 2017

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