Social Worker – Adults

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 11 hours ago
  • May 13, 2021
  • £30,451 to £34,728 pa

Social Worker – Adults – Various Locations

If you join Somerset County Council as a Social Worker, we will give you the freedom to be innovative, to influence change, and to really touch people’s lives. You can Do It Your Way.

We have changed the way we work to focus on promoting independence for everyone – so that people can do the things that matter most to them and live the life they want to live. We are doing things differently to put the person at the centre of everything we do and to look creatively at how we can meet people’s needs.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

If you are looking for a new role to get your teeth in to that is exciting, fast paced and will springboard your career, join us in Somerset.

We currently have vacancies in a number of different teams in locations across Somerset, including:

Locality– working with people and families to help them stay independent for longer in local communities. You will develop great knowledge of your local area, work in partnership with local agencies and provide helpful advice and creative solutions to people at local drop-ins and in assessments.

Transitions– working with young people, their families and education partners. You will be enabling young people to move into an independent life following their education promoting the four strands of Preparing for Adulthood.

You will provide really useful information and advice to people and their families. You will have conversations with people to identify what they are worried about or what they want to achieve, what support they already have and what they need. You will advise them on the best local services and solutions to suit the person’s needs.

It is your role to encourage people to be independent, to help them grow their confidence and make the most of the support available in their local community.

A few things about you

We are looking for qualified Social Workers who are unafraid to do things differently. You will be forward thinking and full of new ideas about how we can improve lives.

As a Social Worker in Somerset you will be innovative, creative and solution focused to support people to be independent. You will have Social Care experience and you will be passionate about advocating for others. It is essential that you are registered with Social Work England.

You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working.

Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

Additional information

All interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over Teams.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, before applying, please get in touch with Recruitment on

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £30,451 to £34,728 pa
  • Job Category
    Public Sector
  • Disability Confident
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