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Opportunities for Adults' Senior Social Workers - PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD TEAM

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Adult Care Operations and Health
Work Location
Various Locations across Devon 
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Occupational group
Social Care & Health
Salary details
£32,029 - £35,934 per annum pro rata
Job term
Appointment type
Full Time
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
27 August 2019
Interview date
6 & 9 September 2019
For an informal discussion please contact
Deborah Rudman - Recruitment Lead on 01392 383000
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About the Role:

The Preparing for Adulthood team (Adult Social Care) are looking for 5 outstanding Social Workers to deliver an increasing offer to young people and their families across all areas of Devon.

Working to the Care Act principles of preventing, reducing and delaying the need for care, you will engage with young people with a disability from the ages of 14 through till 25. Initially this will be within a strength based, advocacy and empowerment focus, through involvement within the Education, Health and Care plans, completing Care Act assessments and co-producing transition plans. You will ensure the promotion and maximisation of independent living skills to facilitate young people’s ability to engage with their community and friendship groups, gaining employment, living as independently as possible, and enjoying good health.

Later in the young person’s independence journey, you will take over the case management role for the more complex cases, ensuring that the person is ‘ready and steady’ to complete not just the transitions between Childrens and Adults Social Care but also other transitions such as between educational establishments, or into independent living.

The Preparing for Adulthood (PFA) team are a friendly and supportive team which offers regular supervision and fortnightly team meetings. The service as a whole is still developing, and you will play a part within this development. We are looking for Social Workers with experience in either Childrens or Adults services with a willingness to learn and experience new areas of work.

For further information, please contact Simon Fleming - Team Manager on 07970 119364 or 01392 383000

About you

An experienced and qualified Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW, BA Hons, MA or equivalent) who is registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will have completed the Assessed First Year in (post-qualifying) Social Work practice, if appropriate, and can demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development as we are committed to supporting you to look at post-qualifying opportunities during your career with us. Bringing a comprehensive working knowledge 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 to you

We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. 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 pension. For people considering a move to the County, relocation expenses will be considered and should be discussed at interview.

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

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.

For further information please view www.devon.gov.uk/workingfordevon/


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.

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