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Adults' Senior Social Worker - Peripatetic Team

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Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
East Devon 
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Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£32,029 to £35,934 per annum pro rata (a relocation payment may be made to successful candidates)
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time OR Part Time
Full and part time hours available
Closing Date
08 March 2020
Interview date
23 March 2020
For an informal discussion please contact
Deborah Rudman - 01392 383000
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Do you like working across a variety of different disciplines and enjoy the challenges this brings? Perhaps a post with the Peripatetic Team is what you’re looking for...

We are looking for flexible, experienced social workers to join colleagues in shaping and developing this exciting initiative whilst working within an established and supportive environment.  Joining the team, working full or part time, you will have the opportunity to use your current skills and to develop others in new environments you wouldn’t normally experience without moving to another role.

There will be the chance to work within a variety of settings, with adults of working age and older adults, all of whom may need support because of physical or learning disabilities, mental health or dementia, in multidisciplinary teams alongside a strong voluntary sector. 

All periods of work with teams are for a fixed amount of time within an agreed area ie North, South or East Devon, and also involve the need at times to move quickly to respond to more urgent situations, wherever they might be. At present we are particularly looking for people to cover East Devon.  In addition, as a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in areas such as Best Interest Assessor and Placement Supervisor roles.

For an informal discussion about this role in the Peripatetic Team, please contact Deb Beckerleg on 07854 193367.


About the Senior Social Worker role

As a Senior Social Worker, you will be responsible for producing outcomes-focused purposeful care plans for a range of people with complex needs within the context of managing risk, as well as providing professional advice, mentoring and support to your peers, non-qualified social care staff, as well as student social workers and ASYEs.

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 employ a person-centred approach to your work. Good time management and organisational skills will support you to manage your work/life balance in this varying role.


About you

An experienced and qualified Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW, BA Hons, MA or equivalent) who is registered to practice with Social Work England. You will have completed the Assessed First Year in (post-qualifying) Social Work practice (if appropriate) and be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development. With a sound working knowledge of social care legislation and of the issues currently impacting on social care delivery, you will be up-to-date with policy and practice development.

The roles require travelling significant distances, sometimes in urgent situations and without prior notice, in a rural environment where public transport may not be available. Our posts all carry an essential car user role and you will need to hold a current full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.


What we can offer you

You will enjoy excellent support and supervision with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.

We offer 21 days’ annual leave (plus 2 statutory days over the Christmas Period and Bank Holidays), rising incrementally to 29 days after 20 years’ service. We support flexible working and offer a generous local government pension. For people considering a move to the County, relocation expenses of up to £10,000 will be considered and should be discussed at interview.

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.


How to apply

If you are interested in this role, please apply today by clicking 'Apply for this job' at the top of the page. If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Deb Beckerleg on 07854 193367.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: If you are a Devon County Council employee working within Adult Social Care and Health and have the same job description as this vacancy, you should apply via the Expression of Interest form. This form should be downloaded, completed and returned to the Recruitment Team (recruitment@devon.gov.uk). More information on this process can be found in the attached Internal Applicants Process document which is attached to this advert.

Please note: Additional vacancies may become available during the period of the advert.



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 a DBS disclosure.

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.

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