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Social Worker – Barnstaple Community Health & Social Care Team (Ref.4369)


  • Full time
  • 2024-04-14
  • £35,745 - £41,418 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 180324-37953

Barnstaple Community Health & Social Care Team is an integrated health and social care team, focused on supporting people with long term conditions and/or complex needs to stay well and independent in the community.

The team is made up of a range of health and social care professionals including therapists, nursing staff, community matrons, social care professionals and representatives from the voluntary sector.

We are looking for a Social Worker/Experienced Social Worker to join our community social care team, which sits within the wider Barnstaple Health & Social Care Team.

The Social Worker will be required to work with adults of all ages and with all client groups including but not exhaustive to Adults transitioning from children’s services (PFA), Adults with a Learning Disability, physical disability and mental health difficulties.

The Social worker must be motivated, well organised, dynamic, have an eye for detail, be comfortable with change and have a positive approach to multidisciplinary team working.  We are a small team, with great links with our peers, health colleagues and other local agencies.

We are keen to support students and Newly Qualified Social Workers and we are also keen to support the team with keeping up to date with changes in practice, for example, DCC policy, case law etc.  This is reflected by providing both SCA’s and Social Worker’s with protected team each month to do this and to keep up to date with CPD.

Social Worker Career Pathway

We have implemented the first phase of a new Social Worker Career Pathway within Adults Services, with our vacancies available at the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) levels. Our Social Worker and Experienced Social Worker roles align with the national Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers, which provides a robust structure for all local authorities to use as a way of standardising professional capabilities and provides a clear career pathway.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide you with an achievable, clear pathway for your career; to enable you as a practitioner to reflect and identify your own practice and development on the PCF pathway.

If successful in being shortlisted for interview, your experience, skills and knowledge, will be assessed against the PCF domains and if found appointable, this will determine your appointment to either the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker level (Grade G).

With on-going learning and support from your line manager, those appointed as a Social Worker will be able to evidence incremental learning and submit an application in due course for progression to the Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) via a portfolio of supporting evidence against the PCF framework.

What we can offer you

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer  25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Social Worker has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.

For further information on this role please contact Casey Symons – or 01392 383000

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

Permanent, Full Time


Essential details:

Social Worker Job Description (Grade F)

Experienced Social Worker Job Description (Grade G)

  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Job location

Barnstaple and surrounding areas

Job category

Community, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Social worker - Adult


Devon County Council

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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