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Social Work

A county for everyone. A job just for you.

From lively towns to little villages, Devon’s diverse geography gives us a full spectrum of social work issues and challenges. The future of the county’s 100,000 children and young people is in our hands and we’re passionately committed to giving each and every one the best start in life. No matter how difficult, complicated or painful things may be, we want to enable every young person to lead a happy, healthy, fulfilling life; to achieve their goals and be the best they can be. Through the empathy, support and expertise of our dedicated Social Worker teams, we want to make a vital difference to lives. So, we’re working hard to further improve how we do things and the services we provide for children and young people.

Because our people are our greatest asset, we’re investing significantly in new technology, improved rewards, benefits, flexibility and more opportunities for career and salary progression. We’re dedicated to making sure teams are supported, caseloads are manageable and people have plenty of training and development, including the post qualification specialist award in childcare. It’s important to us that every member of our team feels confident that they have the skills, support and guidance to do their jobs well. That’s why we work collaboratively with other specialists to provide a responsive, integrated, multi-agency approach, focusing on the individual needs of every child.

Things are evolving for us and we’re putting in place new services and programmes to streamline and improve the services we provide to children and young people across Devon. It’s a great time to join us. Working as a Social Worker in Devon gives you opportunities across a range of teams, including Child Protection & Wellbeing Assessment and our Multi-Agency Safeguarding hub (MASH). Whether you’re taking your first steps to becoming a Social Worker or you’re an experienced practitioner, we’re looking for people who share our passion for protecting children; people who have the energy and commitment to meet the challenges ahead. Does this sound like you?

To find out more and apply, please visit www.devonsocialwork.co.uk

And for more information about working for Devon County Council, see www.devonjobs.gov.uk