Here at Devon County Council, we understand that our future is in the hands of our 100,000 children and young people, which is why we are passionate about giving them the best possible start in life. We know that for some children and young people life can be complicated, difficult and sometimes painful. Through the support, empathy and expertise of our dedicated Social Worker teams, we firmly believe that we can make a vital difference, enabling every young person to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
We are ambitious for every one of our children and young people to reach their goals and our Children and Young People’s Services’ Social Work teams work together with other important agencies to achieve this. It is about providing a responsive and integrated approach to the way services are planned and delivered, whilst focusing on the individual needs of every child, whatever their circumstances.
Working as a Social Worker for Devon County Council provides opportunities across a range of teams, including Children in Care and Care leavers, Safeguarding, Joint Agency Services, Assessment and Early Intervention and Integrated Youth Support Services. The county’s diverse geography, from inner city to isolated villages, ensures that we have the full spectrum of social work issues. So whether you are looking to become a Social Worker or you are already an experienced and qualified practitioner, we are looking to recruit people with the energy, passion and commitment to meet the challenges ahead.
Understanding that our staff are our greatest asset, we are investing significantly in new technology and innovative ways of working, with improved rewards, benefits, flexibility, and career and salary progression. In particular, we ensure our child care teams are supported with a firm commitment to working collaboratively across multiple agencies and ensuring caseloads are manageable. We want every member of our team to feel confident they have the comprehensive resources, support and guidance to do their jobs well. We are firmly committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all staff, including access to the post qualification specialist award in child care.
To find out more and apply, please visit www.seabothsides.co.uk.
For further information about working for Devon County Council, please refer to www.devon.gov.uk/index/jobscareers.