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Are you looking to return to your Occupational Therapy or Social Work Career? We can help!

Devon County Council are excited to be able to offer support for Occupational Therapists and Social Workers who are looking to return to practice in Adult Social Care via a voluntary route.

The Voluntary route is a quick route to return to practice and although unpaid, ensures you can complete your return to practice update and begin applying for vacancies as soon as possible.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with progressive and forward-thinking teams in a social care environment.
  • Excellent professional support and supervision, helping you to achieve your identified learning needs.
  • Flexible return to practice opportunities to fit in with your existing commitments.
  • The return to practice offer can include a combination of supervised practice, and self-directed study.
  • We believe that a positive working environment that allows employees to thrive and achieve is only possible if our staff feel supported, therefore we have a dedicated wellbeing officer in adult social care.

Why Devon?

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 has never been more attractive.

If you are looking to return to Social Work, please click the link below for further information about the process with Social Work England:

If you are looking to return to Occupational Therapy, there is a useful Health Education England Return to Practice quick guide, which talks you through the national pathway including timeframes to re-register. You will also be able to recoup expenses related to your  return to practice from Health Education England.

Please contact the email address below to request a copy of this guide.

For more information or an informal chat on this fantastic opportunity to restart your career or to apply for the return to practice opportunity, please contact the Adult Workforce Development Team at

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