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Social Worker (Ref.4752)

Kingsbridge & Ivybridge

  • Full time
  • 2023-12-03
  • £35,745 - £41,418 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 091123-44447

We are looking for a positive and motivated Social Worker to join our integrated Adult Social Care team covering the Kingsbridge and Ivybridge area. Either based in our Yealmpton office or working from home as part of our hybrid working policy, you will undertake a key Social Worker role within our Disability Focus specialism team.

You will be working with young people from 17 years old (Preparing for Adulthood) through to adults aged 65 who present with a range of physical and / or learning disability as well enduring health conditions, to assess eligible needs under the Care Act, supporting MCA-compliant decision making and ensuring the Safeguarding of adults at risk of abuse.

Our aim is to enable people to be as independent, healthy, and engaged with their communities as possible, by empowering people to work towards person- led, solution-focussed outcomes within a ‘Citizenship’ model and which includes technology enabled care approaches. We promote a user-led service that works closely with the person, family and a range of organisations within the Statutory, voluntary and provider services.’

Social Worker Career Pathway

We have implemented the first phase of a new Social Worker Career Pathway within our 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 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 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.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.

For further information on this role please contact Zoe Embleton on 01392 386741 or

Does the job role include personal care?: No

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  • 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.
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job location

Kingsbridge, Ivybridge and surrounding areas

Job category

Community, Social worker - Adult


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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