Principal Social Worker
This is an exciting time to join Devon County Council Children’s Services. Together with our service users, our workforce, and our partners, we’re working hard to create a culture of excellent practice. We are introducing and embedding restorative practice as part of this journey.
3,425 children in receipt of a social work service
684 children in care
450 children subject to child protection plans
1875 families successfully supported by early help
Working with children and families
We have a set of principles which underpin the delivery of our children’s services in Devon. We believe that children are best brought up in families and we will support families to find their own solutions. Services are shaped by all and children and families always know where they stand with us.
We want every child to receive the best education possible to shape their future. Our teachers, schools support employees and central education and learning teams, are all dedicated to providing excellent services to pupils to make a real difference to their lives. We also maintain the full range of public health nursing services and provide children and young people with the best care possible.
Career development is at the heart of what we do. We are after motivated, aspirational staff who have the drive to develop and progress in their role. For this reason, we offer excellent training and professional development opportunities.
Fulfilling children and young peoples’ mental, physical, social and emotional needs
Ensuring that children are the focus of our work and their voices must be central and heard in the work we do
Ensuring that outcomes meet the children's safeguarding needs
Senior Social Worker – Childrens Social Work
Devon County Council
Devon County Council are looking for experienced practitioners. Assessment Centre days are held frequently; approximately monthly, throughout the year.
As a Senior Social Worker you will have responsibility for the delivery of high quality social work services through a child’s journey, in a specific team and location – from initial response to permanence and transition.
An experienced, qualified and HCPC registered social worker, you understand the child’s experience and use your exceptional assessment skills to predict parental capacity to change. Your ability to complete high quality and timely assessments will lead to effective planning and interventions with the most vulnerable children and families in Devon. We’ll expect you to work with your colleagues in the area to ensure that every Devon child, no matter where they live, receives the same quality service.