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Be on the frontline of helping people to find the support they need to stay healthy, happy and independent in Devon.

Social workers are at the heart of what we do. In Devon, we’re fully committed to providing all the support, training and development our experienced social workers need in order to continue to improve their professional practice. This includes regular supervision, appraisals, and learning and development opportunities.

Our vibrant and friendly community teams cover both very rural and urban areas with posts co-located in community hospitals, there are excellent development opportunity for experienced social workers who wish to progress their career. The Community teams work with adults of working age and older adults who may need support because of physical or learning disabilities.

Our hospital discharge teams support adults with physical disabilities and older people. These teams complement the work of the community health and social care teams, providing a comprehensive approach to hospital discharge (acute and in some instances community hospitals).

Social workers work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide a strong social care presence.

Our Transitions and Supported Living Team works closely with a range of colleagues and professionals to ensure the smooth transition of services provided to children and young people aged 14 and above, as they move between children’s and adults’ services provision.

Our peripatetic social workers work across all 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.

Working full or part-time, this role enables social workers to use their current skills and develop others in new environments that wouldn’t normally be experienced without moving to another role. As a member of this team, social workers are given the opportunity to develop their skills in areas such as best interest assessor and placement supervisor roles.

Watch our video to find out why Jenny chose to grow her social work career with Devon County Council.

To find out more visit our Devon social work Facebook page.


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