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Social Worker

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Chesterfield Community Centre, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 -11 £30,054 - £40,638 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
Fixed Term - Covering for secondment 01/10/2024
37 hours per week
Closing Date
05 May 2024

An opportunity has arisen within the Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention and Personalisation Team for a temporary full time, 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.

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 Care Act, 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.

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.  It is expected that workers will work from base in Chesterfield as required.

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. 

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)
  • 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 

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.

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.