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Social Worker

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The Arc (Derbyshire County Council), High Street, Clowne, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 -11 £27,048 - £36,574 per annum This role is eligible for a one-off Welcome Payment if starting 1st Jan to 31st Dec 2024. Adult SW will receive £1500 pro rata, and AMHP SW will receive £2500 pro rata in their first salary payment.
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
33 hours and 18 minutes per week
Closing Date
10 March 2024

We are looking to recruit a qualified Social Worker to join our Adult Social Work Team, to work across the Northern area of North East Derbyshire. 

We work with adults who have care and support needs(and people approaching adulthood) living in the community and in care placements to complete person centred assessments.

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 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.

We undertake personalised safeguarding enquiries where strong communication and organisational skills will be required. An understanding and experience of safeguarding is essential as well as experience of undertaking capacity assessments in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

We work alongside other organisations and professionals and staff within the team are linked to GP surgeries to promote effective multi disciplinary practice.

There is an expectation that you will act as a 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.

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


SW Grade 9-11 - An initial one off lump sum ‘Welcome payment’ of £1500 (pro-rata) is attached to this post, payable in your first salary. If you are a qualified AMHP and practice as an AMHP in your post, you will instead receive a ‘Welcome payment’ of £2500 (pro-rata), payable in your first salary.  If you voluntarily leave your employment with Derbyshire County Council within 12 months, you are required to repay some or all of the payment (Terms and conditions apply). Further information on employee retention payments is available on our website at Salary scales - Our Derbyshire.