Social Worker – Safeguarding Adults

  • Full time
  • Somerset, UK
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Up to £35,336
  • August 23, 2022

Social Worker – Safeguarding Adults

There are two reasons why I love my job. The first is the variety of work we do and people we meet. The second is the team itself. We’re good at what we do and a great team to be a part of. I could be a social worker in another safeguarding team and probably not like it as much. It’s not just the job itself that matters but who you do the job with.’  –   Jess B, Social Worker

Here in Adult Safeguarding, our team is our biggest resource. As a small, close-knit service, we have a strong learning culture in place that supports practitioner growth and development. Our strength is in our communication and how we work together to find solutions. From mentoring and peer support to test and learn days, your team will back you every step of the way. We take an inclusive, personal approach to our work and we’re looking for a social worker who shares our values to join the team.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

There is no such thing as a typical day in adult safeguarding. Every person is different; therefore, our responses will be tailored to most suitability respond to the needs of the people we support. We work to find new and innovative ways of meeting their needs. This can include liaising with partner agencies and meeting people at risk within the surroundings that they feel safest within.

To enable you to do this, we will give you the flexibility and autonomy to take control of your workspace. We’re not held down by traditional processes. Instead, we’ve moved to create a service where you can be brave and creative in your decision making. Whether you practice in the office, at home, or out and about with people, we will trust and support you to make changes.

A few things about you

We’re looking for a qualified social worker with a clear understanding of adult legislation, including the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act and how to implement safe practice. Making Safeguarding Personal should be at the heart of your work. You will be keen to deliver positive outcomes by tailoring practice around individual needs and working in partnership with the community. In short, you will be responsive, have strong interpersonal skills, and your work will be guided by your awareness of adult safeguarding.

Access to transport is essential due to Somerset being a rural county.

Additional information

If you would like to meet the team and find out more about our day to day work, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Louise White on

Due to the importance of the role we recommend applying as soon as possible. Depending on the level of response, we could be conducting interviews ahead of the closing date.

In this role you will need to have a DBS check.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, within a team who are passionate about the work that they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset.

We have a strong learning culture in place that supports practitioner development, working together to find solutions for our most vulnerable adults.

We know that times are challenging and offer flexible working options.

In return, we provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our Social Workers. Click to see the full list of what we can offer you

  • 29 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and flexible working options
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Optional pension enhancement through our additional voluntary contribution scheme
  • Employee assistance and support offering a variety of wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle
  • A flexible benefits platform including cycle to work and health screening schemes
  • ‘My staff shop’ which offers excellent discounts at a variety of retailers including; cinemas, restaurants, clothing stores and insurance providers
  • Gym discounts
  • Discounted lease car options via salary sacrifice, along with discounts on fuel
  • Generous relocation allowance
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for social care staff

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    Up to £35,336
  • Job Category
    Safeguarding / Abuse
  • Disability Confident
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