Social Worker - Peripatetic Team (Adults) (Ref.2814)

  • Devon
  • Multiple Terms
  • £31,895 to £37,568 per annum pro rata

Full Time or Part Time Opportunity Available in East Devon.


If you want to join a team which is innovative, supportive, promotes the development of your skills and gives you the opportunity to experience various roles across Adult Health and Social Care, then the Peripatetic Team is for you.  


What is the Peripatetic Team?

We provide County Wide support for a variety of service needs, for example, increase in workloads and vacancies within teams.  The rotations you undertake will usually be for 3 months, but this can vary.


Where possible, we aim to plan your rotations around the locality of where you live.  Depending on the location of your rotations, travel expenses and time could be claimed in line with our Devon County Council policy. 


The entire team practice in a Peripatetic capacity, including two Team Managers, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Care Assessor’s, and newly qualified staff. 


About You

You will need to be a confident, flexible Social Worker who embraces change and who is willing to undertake rotations in various teams across Devon (community, hospital, or specialist team). 


You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in areas such as placement supervisor roles, supporting newly qualified workers, peer supervision and you be part of influencing the service development within the team. 


The work will vary depending on the need, you will be assessing the needs of adults with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions. 


As a Social Worker you will be responsible for producing outcome focused care plans for a range of complex cases within the context of managing risk, as well as providing professional advice, mentoring, and supporting others. 


You will carry out Safeguarding Enquiries where adults are at risk of abuse or neglect and with good assessment skills, undertake Mental Capacity Assessments and make best interest decisions to ensure that people are living as independently as possible.


Employing a strengths-based approach, you will be creative in your thinking and personal centred. 


What we can offer you

The Peripatetic team will offer you the ability to work flexibly, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking using the Hybrid model, which helps to achieve a positive work life balance. 


Additionally, we provide 1-1 supervision, peer supervision and weekly team catch ups.  You will have the opportunity to network across the teams, gain experience of various roles which will ensure continued development within your career.

  • We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.
  • 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. 


For an informal discussion, please contact Katrina Dwyer at or 07971 323889 or Deb Beckerleg at or 07854 193367

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £31,895 to £37,568 per annum pro rata

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeVariable HoursPart Time
  • Hours

    Up to 37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required