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Social Worker - Child Protection

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Social Worker
South West
£29,055 to £33,136 per annum
Salary Description:
£29055 - £33136 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Somerset - £29,055 - £33,136p/a

Somerset Council are looking for a Social Worker, with previous statutory experience, to join one of their Child Protection teams.

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 include:

* Unique training & development including CPD, 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 - including mobile working
* Staff discounts for bikes and equipment, cars, shopping, travel, cinema, insurance, professional memberships and much more
* Access to the Childcare Voucher Scheme

As a Child Protection Social Worker, you will need to have experience of:

* Liaising with other professionals
* Holding complex cases
* Working with children on Child Protection Plans, Looked after Children and Children in Need
* Child protection and 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

Essential Requirements:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience

For more information please contact


Contact Details:
Tel: 01619741673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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