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Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Social Worker
South West
Somerset County
£29,055 to £33,136 per annum
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Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Permanent - Somerset County - £29,055 to £33,136 per annum  
An exciting vacancy has become available in Somerset for a Social Worker with previous statutory experience, on a Child Protection Team  
They will consider social workers with a variety of experience, which is ideal if you're interested in expanding your experience or moving into a new field.     
This is a great opportunity if you want to change direction or progress your career within a supportive authority. 
The transformation journey is well underway in Somerset making it a great time to join a progressive authority who are committed to bringing fieldwork caseloads down to an average of 14, which is fewer than many other local authorities.   
Offices are based in Bridgewater(North), Yeovil(South), Mendip(East) & Tauton(West) areas of Somerset.      
Benefits of working for Somerset as a Child Protection Social Worker include:      
  • Access to Unique training & development which includes CPD Training, the Aspiring Manager programme, and Accredited programmes such as IPOP, Risk and Decision Making, PG Dip in Advanced Social Work (Modules).      
  • Generous Relocation Package of up to £8,000      
  • Flexible Working scheme offering the flexibility to manage your work and home commitments in a way to suit your lifestyle - including mobile working.     
  • Staff discounts for bikes and equipment, cars, shopping, travel, cinema, insurance, professional memberships and much more.      
  • Access to their Childcare Voucher Scheme.      
The ideal Child Protection Social Worker will have experience of:
  • Liaising with other professionals
  • Relevant legislation
  • Holding complex cases
  • Working with children on Child Protection Plans, Looked after Children and Children in Need
  • Child protection Care proceedings
  • Attending Court
  • Court Reports
  • Working with new Public Law Outline (PLO)
  • Section 47s
  • Core Assessments
  • Child protection meetings
  • Case conferences
  • Attending LAC Reviews  
As a Child Protection Social Worker, You MUST be:    
  • HCPC registered     
  • Eligible to work in the UK     
  • A UK license holder  
  • Post-qualified experience 
  • Completed ASYE      
For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6846
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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