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Social Worker

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2 Godkin House, Park Road, Ripley
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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An opportunity has arisen within the Amber Valley, Bolsover and Clay Cross Mental Health Prevention and Personalisation Team for a full time, permanent Social Worker position.

This is a busy, community-based team working with adults with functional mental health conditions and working closely with other multi-disciplinary partners.  The successful candidate will join a friendly and supportive team and have access to regular supervision, peer supervision, training and opportunities to develop.

Applicants will need 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 with a focus on maximising independence, choice and control.

Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and 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.

Please see the job and person profile for more information.

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.

This role offers hybrid working, although there is an expectation that you would attend the office a minimum of at least twice a week.  The successful applicant will have access to work space at the base in Ripley, however our team base is at Clay Cross Area Office and it is expected that workers will work from there as required. 

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: Week Commencing 11 December 2023

Any further queries please contact Angela Wibberley, Team Manager at Angela.wibberley@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.

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