INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY - Advanced Social Worker - EDS (Adults & Children's) (Ref.3140)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £38,553 - £42,614 per annum



Following our recent Emergency Duty Service (EDS) redesign, We have the following roles available to commence circa 1st September 2022 :


EDS Children’s Advanced Social Workers

Salary Grade; H up to £41,881pa + 20% unsocial hours allowance

3 x rotas available, shift patterns will be:

Monday - Sunday ; 17:00 - 01:00 or 17:00 - 02:30 or 21:30 - 09:30

Weekend days; 0900 – 17:00 or 09:00 – 18:30


EDS Adult Advanced Social Workers

Salary Grade; H up to £41,881pa + 20% unsocial hours allowance

3 x rotas available, shift patterns will be:

Monday – Sunday ; 14:30 – 01:00 or 01:00 – 08:30 (on-call shift)

Weekend days; 08:30 – 18:30


About us

Our Emergency Duty Service (EDS) provides key responses to urgent out-of-hours child protection and adult safeguarding concerns and carries out assessments under the Mental Health Act, as well as facilitating support to vulnerable Adults.

Following our new innovative in-house Emergency Duty Service (EDS) re-design, we are really excited to announce that we will be launching a new pioneering model for our out of hours services in Devon County Council.  This revised service will be introduced as early as September 2022. It will involve implementing specialist service models for our 3 core EDS services (Adults, Childrens and Mental Health) which will provide an improved, streamlined way of partnership working.


This initiative includes significant new investment and staffing levels to ensure improvements to our EDS. This enables increased positive outcomes for our children, young people and their families / carers, and to vulnerable adults and people experiencing mental health crises going forward


Our re-design has meant that we have the additional qualified roles now available, and we would like to welcome our internal staff workforce the opportunity to apply for these in the first instance.


About you

If you are a qualified, currently registered, and experienced adults or children’s social worker within one of DCC’s services currently and would like the opportunity to be part of EDS and feel you have the right skills to be an EDS member with a forward-thinking, solution focused approach to your social work practice then we’d love to hear from you.



How to apply

Please state your reason why you would like to apply and how you will add value to the EDS service in no longer than 500 words in your supporting statement.


If you have any queries about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact Chris Collins, Service Manager EDS –

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £38,553 - £42,614 per annum

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required