Peripatetic Senior Social Worker
Devon County Council
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.
You are likely to be asked to work within a variety of settings, with adults of working age and older adults who may need support because of physical or learning disabilities, mental health or those with dementia, in multidisciplinary teams alongside a strong voluntary sector. 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.
Working in adult social care
We have an excellent reputation in adult social care. A recent peer review described the team as “the jewel in our crown”, commenting:
“Staff are proud to work for Devon County Council; are positive and motivated and genuinely care about the people they support – we saw this time and again. Your adult social care structure has clear focus on integration, safeguarding, quality, prevention, with strong voluntary sector co-ordination.”
As an adult social care worker at Devon County Council, you will be working with and alongside our community health and social care teams, hospital discharge teams and safeguarding teams, as well as others, to ensure the protection and safety of vulnerable adults.
We are responsible for strategic commissioning and delivery of services to adults with mental health needs; those with complex learning and physical disabilities, long-term conditions, and carers supporting these people.
The teams have excellent working relationships with the wider multidisciplinary teams that include mental health and community health teams, and a strong voluntary sector.
Our approach to assessment and support planning aims to enable and empower people to make choices about where and how they live and how we meet their support needs.
Our integrated way of working means that joining us, you’ll benefit from a supportive working environment with a comprehensive range of resources at your fingertips.
Our career pathways will take you from an unqualified role, support you to gain your social work degree, provide you with a structured assessed and supported year in practice into social work and on to team management roles.
To find out more visit our Devon social work Facebook page.
people are estimated to have dementia by 2026
people are predicted to have a common mental health problem
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