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.
3,425 children in receipt of a social work service
684 children in care
450 children subject to child protection plans
243 families supported by Devon’s Troubled Families Programme
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.
Career development is at the heart of what we do.
Our social work academy has an integrated approach to social work education, learning and professional development in children’s social care.
It’s a responsive approach that changes and develops according to service priorities and national agendas.
We have tried and tested career pathways where you can find the route that’s right for you and we can support you to gain your social work degree, to take your first step into a qualified role or move into your first leadership role.
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