Social Worker Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

June 6, 2024
£35.7 - £41.4 / year

Job Description




The Moor to Sea Community Health and Social Care staff is looking for a part-time permanent social worker to join their busy, pleasant staff.

The profession mostly involves dealing with elderly persons, with occasional work with adults of working age as needed.

As a social worker, you will be responsible for conducting Section 42 safeguarding investigations, leading Mental Capacity Assessments, and overseeing Best Interest processes, including applications for community deprivation of liberties. You must be able to demonstrate a functional knowledge of the Care Act and the ability to operate in a strengths-based manner to assist individuals in achieving their eligible objectives and goals, as well as good risk assessment and management abilities. You will collaborate with Social Care Assessors, occupational therapists, and colleagues from the health and voluntary sectors to implement a multi-agency approach.

Moor to Sea spans a huge rural area that extends from the south of Dartmoor to Dartmouth and into Torbay, therefore you must be able to drive and have access to appropriate transport.

The team is based in Totnes Hospital, however in accordance with the DCC agile working strategy, there will be opportunities to work from home or other locations.

You will have access to frequent supervision and assistance, including group supervision, which will allow you to reflect on critical practice concerns such as theory in practice and research, as well as an emphasis on wellness. You will have access to a comprehensive intro.

“I would define our team as a community with common values such as curiosity, passion, dedication, and commitment to our work with people. We share similar talents, values, and perspectives, allowing us to walk with others as they seek their own answers and recognise their own strengths, assets, and skills.” – Moor to Sea Experienced Social Worker.


Social Worker Career Pathway

We have launched the first phase of a new Social Worker Career Pathway in our Adults Services, with positions available at the Social Worker (Grade F) and Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) levels. Our Social Worker and Experienced Social Worker jobs follow the National Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers. This framework standardises professional competences and provides a clear career path for local authorities.

This is an excellent opportunity to give you with an achievable, clear path for your career, allowing you as a practitioner to reflect on and identify your own practice and progress on the PCF track.

If you are shortlisted for an interview, your experience, abilities, and knowledge will be evaluated against the PCF domains, and if judged appointable, you will be assigned to either the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker level (Grade G).

With ongoing learning and support from your line manager, those appointed as Social Workers will be able to demonstrate incremental learning and submit an application for advancement to the Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) via a portfolio of supporting evidence against the PCF framework in due course.

What We Can Offer You

  • We prioritise your professional development and strive to help you maximise your career potential. You will be provided with good support and supervision, as well as regular opportunity to discuss and reflect on your practice with both your line manager and peers.
  • We provide 26 days of annual leave, including bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5 years of service.
  • Flexible working options are available, including part-time, flexitime, compressed working hours, and homeworking (according to role requirements; please discuss further during the interview).
  • Opportunity to join a lucrative Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Devon is an excellent destination to live and work, with high-performing schools, colleges, bustling cities, picturesque villages, and some of the most magnificent coastline and countryside in the United Kingdom. Living and working in Devon as a Social Worker has never been more appealing.
  • Relocation support of up to £10,000 may be available for those moving to Devon, subject to qualifying requirements.
  • Relocation support packages may include visa sponsorship, subject to criteria and circumstances.

For more information on this post, please contact Marina McEwan at or 01392 383000.

Internal Applicants: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) credentials to log in and apply.

DCC recognises the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is dedicated to creating an inclusive and safe environment. We welcome applications from those who share our dedication to ending prejudice, challenging inequity, and promoting diversity throughout Devon. More information is available on our Equality and Diversity websites.

Happy to talk. Flexible Working – The Council provides flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work, such as hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours, etc.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of children and vulnerable individuals, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This function necessitates the ability to perform all spoken components of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

We will process your personal data in accordance with the Applicant Privacy Notice.

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This position necessitates a DBS disclosure.