Social Work Career Structure
The Career Structure for Social Workers, shown below, is intended for all qualified and Registered Social Workers employed by Devon County Council (DCC) as a Social Worker.
It is intended to provide clarity and structure around the career progression opportunities for qualified Social Work staff and the development opportunities afforded to them. It also reflects the national Taskforce Career Structure and is intended to help ensure both employees and DCC meet the Professional Body code of practice for employers.
The career structure document compliments, rather than replaces, the job descriptions for the social work roles in DCC and the new Job Descriptions can be found below.
Social Work Manager
Practice Manager - Generic across ACS/ CYPS (People) (31KB - pdf help)
Advanced Professional (ACS) (42KB - pdf help)
Advanced Professional (CYPS) (40KB - pdf help)
Advanced Professional (EDT) (62KB - pdf help)
Advanced Professional (Senior AMHP) (31KB - pdf help)
Advanced Professional (Safeguarding Adults Officer) (36KB - pdf help)
Senior Social Worker
Senior Social Worker (ACS) (41KB - pdf help)
Senior Social Worker (CYPS) (28KB - pdf help)
Senior Social Worker (AMHP) (29KB - pdf help)
Senior Social Worker (Social Work Development Officer) (38KB - pdf help)
Social Worker Competencies and Milestone Training PlansHere are some documents relating to social work competencies which are available for people to consider. Any feedback on this would be much appreciated. They include a Milestone Learning and Development Plan which looks at what training a Social Worker could need at different points of their career.
Job-Specific Competency Framework – Advanced Professional (91KB - pdf help)
Job-Specific Competency Framework – Senior Social Worker (82KB - pdf help)
Children and Young People’s Senior Social Worker - Milestone Training Plan (178KB - pdf help)
Children and Young People’s Senior Social Worker Skills and Knowledge Audit (142KB - pdf help)
Frequently Asked QuestionsAMHP Market Supplement - FAQs (20KB - pdf help)
Social Work Career Structure Briefing Questions and Answers (74KB - pdf help) - questions and answers that were captured at the 6 briefing sessions held in October 2010