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Social Worker

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Clay Cross Resource Centre, Clay Cross Hall, Market Street, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 - 11 £30,054 - £40,638 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Covering for secondment until 10/05/2024
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
17 December 2023
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North East Derbyshire Prevention and Personalisation Team are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced social worker to the post of temporary social worker based at Clay Cross, Chesterfield.  

This is a busy team based in the community and consists of Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners who work closely with partner agencies.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to undertake this role in order to provide a safe, accountable, cost effective and efficient service to our clients which helps them to achieve their outcomes. Please see the job and person profile for more information.

Key responsibilities will include carrying out Care Act 2014 assessments and reviews for individuals with complex needs as well as arranging the provision of services to meet eligible needs. It is expected that you will be committed to working in a person centred and strengths-based way with clients and their families to maintain and maximise their independence.  

An understanding and experience of safeguarding is also essential as well as experience of undertaking capacity assessments in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

There is an expectation that you will act as duty worker on rota basis which will involve triaging new referrals to the team and support clients and carers who require a more urgent response.

You will need to be able to manage change and have the ability to work effectively and build positive relationships with health partners and other agencies.

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
  • 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

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.

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