Children’s Team Jobs

We are recruiting now for job vacancies and career opportunities in Children’s Social Care in Somerset in the South West.

Join our Children’s Social Care team and you will be part of a close-knit group of people who have each other’s backs. Because everybody knows what a challenging role this is, the whole team comes together in an endlessly supportive environment with ambitious plans for the children of the county.

We want Somerset to be a place where children and young people thrive. Where they are safe, healthy, cared for, and treated equally and fairly. Where they build self-esteem, aim high and achieve their potential. And where they benefit from good family environments, good job opportunities and local prosperity. In short, we want them to have rounded, rewarding, fulfilling lives all the way into adulthood and beyond.

Every year, we spend £40 million keeping children safe and providing fostering and adoption services. And it’s funding well needed. We receive around 2,400 calls per month from people concerned about a child.

At any one time, our social workers are working with over 3,000 children – with 500 in care and 400 others with a child protection plan (where they live at home but have social worker support to keep them safe).

We have now reduced fieldwork caseloads to an average of 14, which is fewer than many other local authorities. And, as a Team Manager, you’ll manage a team of no more than 6. These commitments will allow you to focus more time on delivering a higher level of service.

We are committed to the professional development of all our staff and there are different career routes available from undertaking an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) depending on whether you wish to step up to a management role such as a team leader or if you wish to continue in a more practice orientated role as a consultant social worker.

You can be part of the team that helps them.

If you would like to discuss any of these positions please fill in the Contact Us

 

Please visit www.socialcareandmore.co.uk for an idea of the diverse opportunities in our County.

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