The Exeter (West) Health & Social Care Team is an integrated health and social care team. The team works with a varied cohort of individuals, which focuses on supporting people with long term conditions and/or complex needs to stay well and independent in the community.
The team is busy and fast paced and you will work alongside other social workers, social care assessors and occupation therapists as well as other local health colleagues, these include Urgent Response Team, Community Rehab and Community Nursing. We have a strong working relationship with our local GPs and their practices.
We assess individuals against the Care Act and look to support people to achieve their own goals in a wide variety of ways including utilising universal and voluntary services through to commissioned care. This work is with anyone age over 18 so you will be supporting adults with disabilities and older people.
You will need to have a strength based, person centred approach in all of your work. As a social worker you will be asked to complete Care Act Assessments and subsequent Care Plans, Statutory Reviews, Mental Capacity Act Assessments, Best Interests Decisions, Deprivation of Liberty applications and Safeguarding work all of which may result in court work. Visiting clients in their own home/placement is an essential part of this work and as such being able to travel easily within the community is essential.
The nature of this work requires you to be highly organised with strong recording skills and in turn you will receive excellent support in a busy and friendly team.
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 Nicky Hooper on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01392 383000
- 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.