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Social Worker (Out of Hours)

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Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 9 -11 £30,054 - £40,638 per annum
Job term
No Guaranteed Hours
Appointment type
As and when required
Closing Date
26 May 2024

The Out of Hours Service are recruiting to our current pool of Social Workers for a variety of posts both within our community triage and assessment function with hybrid working opportunity over a 7 day midweek/weekend period and hospital discharge teams within Royal Derby Hospital and/or Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

Experienced Social Workers will join a friendly, flexible team of professionals, with access to supervision, peer supervision, and opportunity to develop experience in a variety of Out of Hours settings. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively triage and assess within the auspices of the Care Act (2014). You will have excellent understanding of safeguarding enquiry and undertaking mental capacity assessments in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  

You will be an effective communicator, with strong organisational skills, working collaboratively, in a person centred, strengths based way.

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 30/32 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata). Grade dependant.
  • 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 are interested in a relief role with the Out of Hours Service, you can contact Service Managers Tracey Fidler - tracey.fidler@derbyshire.gov.uk or James Russell - James.russell@derbyshire.gov.uk for further information. 

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