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Social Worker

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Erewash Hub
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
37 hours per week
Closing Date
16 June 2024

An interesting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join the Community Hospital (CH) and Community Support Beds (CSB) Discharge Team primarily to help support the flow from Community Hospitals.

As the team also support discharges from Community Support Beds within DCC care homes you will need to be flexible to maintain cover during planned and unplanned absences of other team members.

The post is a full-time permanent post and will initially focus primarily on discharges from Whitworth Hospital at Darley Dale, although you will need to be prepared to travel to other Community Hospitals throughout the county. Mileage and travel time will be paid in accordance with the current travel policy.

The post holder will be a key player in supporting health and care systems during a period of increasing pressure on hospital beds. The post-holder will be required to form close relationships with hospital staff as key members of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams, working within the hospitals on some days. 

You will need experience of assessment and reviewing with a commitment to person centred practice, taking a home first approach in line with the Best Lives initiative.

You will need good organisational and time management skills together with a knowledge of local resources, to achieve timely, sustainable discharges and positive outcomes for the people who are being discharged from Community Hospitals (and Community Support Beds).

You will also require excellent communication and inter-personal skills to both support the people and their families, whilst enabling you to liaise and maintain positive relationships with hospital staff, care home staff and workers from other disciplines.

Provisional interview date - 21/06/2024

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.