Social Worker - Eastern Review Team (Ref.4855)
- Full Time
- £33,820 - £39,493 per annum
The post holder will be working as a Social Worker within The Eastern Review Team. Day to day allocation of work will be set in discussion with the manager. You will receive practice supervision from the Team Manager.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Review Team, with a main focus on individuals with Disabilities 18-65 years, in the beautiful area of Eastern Devon (which stretches from the border of Dorset to Okehampton, and includes mid-Devon, Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter.)
The team will ostensibly be based at the Nichols Centre in Exeter, but the posts will mainly require mobile working across the whole of Eastern area and working from home flexibly. (NB Travel expenses will be paid from your nearest local CHSC Team office to your home if you live in the area of Eastern.)
These workers will be allocated reviews from Adult Social Care Teams and Care Direct Plus waiting lists. The emphasis will be upon a person centred, strengths-based approach leading to greater levels of independence for people living with disabilities. The Reviewing team workers will be working closely with our Reaching For Independence enabling Teams to maximise independence.
They will review outcomes, identify and support people to achieve their goals which lead to increased self-support.
Exploring the use of technologies which enable autonomy will be a crucial element in this work.
You will be responsible for the practice supervision of Social Care Assessor staff, identifying and monitoring performance targets and linking with ASC, AST and CDP Team Managers across the area.
You will offer support and guidance to staff on an individual basis so that they are skilled and empowered to reframe expectations, demonstrate strengths-based practice in supporting people to identify and achieve outcomes and goals.
We are looking for practitioners with a commitment to building on individuals’ strengths, aspirations and goals, which is at the heart of the Reviewing Team approach. You will have high expectations of what individuals with disabilities can achieve, including gaining paid employment and independent living in the community as much as possible.
This team will need to maximise the independence and self-determination of individuals and minimise their reliance on support. ‘Status Quo’ reviews are generally not the aim, as we seek to raise expectations and help individuals continually progress and develop with their goals, meeting their Care Act eligible needs.
To succeed in this role you will need to be dynamic, resilient, forward thinking, and able to work in a changing environment.
If you are committed to enabling people to live their best life and believe you have what we are looking for, we want to hear from you!
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 opportunitiesare 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 sponsorshipmay also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.
For an informal discussion please contact the Eastern Reviewing Team, whom would welcome your interest : Jo-Anne Mackie – 01392 385780 or via email on email@example.com
- 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.