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Social Worker

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The Leys Resource Centre, Home for Older People, Ashbourne
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £28,129 - £38,713 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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**Derbyshire County Council are hiring**

An opportunity has arisen within the Adult Care Team for a qualified and committed Social Worker to support Adult Social Care in Derbyshire. This team provides support to a varied mix of cases, including exposure to some unusual, complex or uncommon casework. The assessment of cases within this service is completed in short timescales and so may be of interest to applicants who enjoy extensive variety and the satisfaction

We are looking to recruit a qualified social worker to join our established team. In this role you will be providing professional assessments of Adult Social Care needs to people in the Derbyshire Dales Community.

 What we expect from our applicants:

  • Someone who can provide a timely response to adult’s presenting with a wide variety of needs, disabilities, and circumstances
  • Be able to provide person centred and strength-based assessments remotely through a variety of online/communication tools
  • Confident in using the Care Act 2014, including a good understanding of Making Safeguarding Personal, and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Someone who is a team player who is able to work closely with other disciplines and teams
  • Comfortable working autonomously with a positive and can-do attitude
  • Be part of a local and robust DUTY
  • Attend peer group meetings to offer support and guidance to colleagues /discuss cases
  • Someone who has the means to travel around the Derbyshire Dales South area to undertake  assessments and meet with clients


What you can expect from the role with Derbyshire County Council:

  • Working for Derbyshire County Council really puts you at the heart of local communities, and provides great satisfaction being able to help local people
  • A welcoming and accepting team who provide regular peer support, as well as receiving professional and line management supervision
  • Rewarding work with a real variety of cases, leading to quick outcomes that make a difference to people and their lives
  • Great learning and development opportunities – Derbyshire County Council want you to succeed and will provide thorough support to ensure you can achieve your goals
  • Great benefits including:
    - 25-27 days of annual leave (depending on grade) plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
    - Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
    - Generous local government pension scheme
    - Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
    - Cycle to work scheme
    - Discounts at selected county leisure centres
    ....and much more……

The team are based at The Leys in Ashbourne. We are continuing to offer a hybrid approach to working, so you will be able to work both in the office and at home as suits your needs and the needs of the service.

Have a question about the role? Or would like to have an informal visit or shadowing with the Team to find out more about working with us? Please contact Sharon Edden, Service Manager – Sharon.edden@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.