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We are one of the largest counties in the UK. We are rich in scenery, food and culture. We are home to magnificent coastlines, ancient moorland and stunning towns. But, like any other county you can think of, we have diverse, complicated and challenging social issues so we need to be forward-thinking, working together as one of the most progressive local authorities in the country.
We are always looking to develop and enhance our social care services – modernising and improving to strive for excellence across all areas of our work. We have already come a long way. But as a qualified Social Worker, you will help us go that much further.
About the role
We want to make sure that every child has the best possible start in life. As part of a well-established, multi-disciplinary range of services, you will help to provide this. You will work directly with children, young people and their families in one of our core service areas – be it Assessment, Child Protection and Wellbeing; Fostering; Adoption; the Permanence & Transition Service or the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). You will work alongside expert social workers, managing your own caseload and covering a diverse area – from busy towns to remote villages.
Newly Qualified Social Workers who are successfully appointed into post will be offered a Probationary Social Worker salary of £24,646-£28,636.
Collaborative and innovative in your approach, you will be passionately committed to making a positive difference to children, young people and families in Devon. Naturally, you will be a qualified Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW, BA Hons, MA or equivalent) and fully registered to practice with the General Social Care Council. Your relevant, recent experience as a Childcare Social Worker will mean you are up-to-date with current research, policy and practice development issues which are impacting upon children’s social care. As well as strong assessment skills, you must also have safeguarding and risk assessment experience.
We are particularly keen to hear from experienced practitioners interested in joining our Assessment, Child Protection and Wellbeing team in Exeter.
In return for your skills, experience and commitment, you will get all the support you need - from your frontline Practice Manager, your immediate team and wider professional networks. Equally, we are committed to your professional development, and as part of this, expect all staff to complete post-qualification training as well as other forms of continuous professional development.
To find out more about the roles, the departments and how we will support your continuous professional development, please apply.
Closing date: 16 April 2012. Ref: HR0616E.
Interview Dates: 1 and 2 May 2012.