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Social Worker

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Salary details
Grade 9-11 £24,573 - £34,497 per annum
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
Closing Date
20 January 2019
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We’re investing in our children’s social work service and expanding our teams across Derbyshire.

   We’re currently remodelling our children’s social work service to create smaller teams with reduced caseloads supported by new practice supervisors.  

We have a variety of positions available in our children’s social work service including in our child protection, children in care and disability teams for experienced and newly-qualified social workers across our six locality areas and our specialist disability service:

  • Amber Valley

  • Chesterfield

  • Erewash

  • High Peak

  • North East Derbyshire 

  • Bolsover

  • South Derbyshire

  • Countywide specialist disability service.

If you have a social work qualification and your HCPC registration – or are a graduate waiting for registration – we’d love to hear from you.  

Our children’s services are currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and we have excellent partnership working arrangements that help our social workers deliver good outcomes for children and their families. 

We’re proud of our social work practice and commitment to children and their families in Derbyshire, our excellent supervision, systemic practice, manageable caseloads, innovative working, training opportunities and high aspirations for the children we work with. 

We offer something different and there are lots of good reasons to be a social worker in Derbyshire:

  • You’ll receive excellent supervision and support We’re committed to systemic practice and safe outcomes

  • You’ll be part of a supportive peer network with supportive colleagues and managers

  • We’re investing in our children’s social work service to recruit additional workers and secure its future

  • You’ll have a manageable caseload

  • You'll enjoy a diverse range of cases provide an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience.

  • Despite the challenges of the role morale in Derbyshire is high

  • We have excellent training and development opportunities including a focus on practice skills and leadership development

  • We offer on-the-job opportunities and progression into roles as senior practitioners and the chance to train for further formal qualifications

  • Effective leadership and management helps to reduce risk for our social workers as well as the children and families they support

  • We take a preventative, practical and honest approach to our work with families

  • We’ve introduced accelerated pay progression opportunities for frontline social workers following their ASYE

  • We have salaries which are competitively benchmarked with other East Midlands authorities

  • Our children’s services are rated ‘good’ by Ofsted with many examples of ‘outstanding’ practice

  • We have excellent partnership working arrangements that help our social workers deliver good outcomes for children and their families  

The benefits of working for Derbyshire County Council:

  • You’ll be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme where you pay your contributions and we pay too. It’s a flexible scheme and an important part of your employment package providing an excellent range of benefits
  • You’ll be part of a generous annual leave and flexi time scheme. We support flexible working and leave arrangements

  • You’ll enjoy benefits including our occupational health, physiotherapy and counselling services, free car parking at most of our sites and free childcare vouchers

  • Derbyshire is a great place to live and work. It’s only a short drive to Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester but is also home to miles of beautiful countryside and has the Peak District National Park on its doorstep. The county enjoys house prices below the UK average  and has great road and rail links

  • We’re a council that cares – and that comes across to our  families You can find out more about working for us – at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/socialworkjobs

Permanent and Fixed Term posts are available.

The Provisional interview dates will be the last week in January and the first week in February.

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.