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Social Worker (2 Posts)

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Buxton Social Services, Kents Bank Road, Buxton, SK17 9HJ
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £30,054 - £40,638 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
03 December 2023
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High Peak South Prevention and Personalisation Team are looking to recruit two permanent full time Social Workers for 37 hours per week Grade 9-11 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a long-term team, which is made up of the Manager, Senior Practitioner, Social Workers, and Social Care Practitioners. 

The post is in the Personalisation and Prevention long term team who work with clients from the age of 18 upwards with long term support needs. You will require working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and MCA (Mental Capacity Act) 2005, as you will be working with and assessing clients care needs and working alongside their support networks to create support plans. 

Using person centred, strengths-based approaches you will be supporting clients to lead fulfilling lives at home and in their local community and supported accommodation. You will also be reviewing long term cases to ensure people are meeting their outcomes. 

The work is varied as we support clients with physical and learning disabilities, including younger clients who are preparing for adulthood. 

As a Social Worker in the team, you will be supported with regular supervision and have access to peer group discussions to support you in your support planning. 

Safeguarding is a regular part of the role, and experience in this area is preferred. 

You will be able to work flexibly, and team members can be office based or a mixture of home and office working. The nominated base would be Kents Bank Area Office in Buxton and you would be covering the South of the High Peak area. 

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25-27 days annual leave per year (rising to 30-12 days after 5 years continuous service) grade dependant plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata).
  • Flexible working
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy, and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

If you would like an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact the recruiting manager Karen Wright on 01629 531151 or email karen.wright@derbyshire.gov.uk 

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here