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Social Worker – Moor to Sea CHSCT (Adults) – Ref 6428

Totnes

  • Part time
  • 2024-07-07
  • £35,745 - £41,418 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 310524-50369

The Moor to Sea Community Health and Social Care Team are seeking a part time permanent Social Worker to join their busy, friendly team.  

 

The role focusses on working with older people with some work with adults of working age as required.

As a Social Worker you will be required to undertake Section 42 safeguarding enquiries; lead on Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest processes including applications for community deprivations of liberties. You will need to be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Care Act and able to work in a strengths based way to support individuals to reach their eligible outcomes and goals as well as strong risk assessment and risk management skills. You will be working alongside Social Care Assessors and occupational therapists and our health and voluntary sector colleagues following a multi-agency approach.

Moor to Sea covers a large rural area covering the south of Dartmoor down to Dartmouth and into Torbay so you will need to be able to drive and have access to suitable transport.

The team are based at Totnes Hospital however in line with DCC agile working policy there will be opportunity to work from home or other sites.

You will have access to regular supervision and support including group supervision where you will have space to reflect upon key practice issues including theory in practice and research as well as a focus on wellbeing.  You will have access to a robust induction.

“I would describe our team as a community with shared values, curiosity, passion, dedication and commitment to our work with people.  We hold collectively many skills, values and perspectives which enables us to walk alongside people, as they seek to find their own solutions and to appreciate their own strengths, assets and skills.” – Moor to Sea Experienced Social Worker.

 

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 Marina McEwan on marina.mcewan@devon.gov.uk or 01392 383000

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

24 Hours Per Week

Essential details:

Please click here to see the Social Worker Job Description (Grade F)

Please click here to see the 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. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working - The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • 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.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job location

Totnes and surrounding areas

Job category

Allied health professionals, Social worker - Adult

Profile

Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector

Sector

Health and social care

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