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Social Worker

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 9 -11 £28,129 - £38,713 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
08 October 2023
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We are looking for a social worker to join the Mental Health Hospital discharge team.

The post would cover the Hartington Unit in Chesterfield

We are looking for a social worker who excel in working in a multi disciplinary setting and are able to work from a social perspective in a medical environment

A good working knowledge of The Mental Health act is required specifically around 117 aftercare along with knowledge of the Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act.

Being qualified as an AMHP would be an advantage although not essential as there a opportunities for further personal development and the opportunity to qualify as a AMHP.

The Successful Candidate will be able to work autonomously and be confident in decision making, also be able to assess risk and ensure safe timely discharge. 

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

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per year (rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata).
  • 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

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

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.