Social Worker at Moor to Sea CHSCT in Devon County Council (UK Visa Sponsorship)

Qualified and dedicated Social Workers are currently needed in Devon County Council. Applications from experienced and qualified individuals are encouraged.

Devon County Council is the governing body responsible for providing a wide range of public services and administrative functions in the county of Devon, UK. Established in 1889, the council oversees various areas including education, transportation, social services, public health, environmental protection, and infrastructure development. The council operates with a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents, promoting sustainable development, and fostering economic growth. Headquartered in Exeter, Devon County Council collaborates with local communities, businesses, and other governmental organizations to address the needs and priorities of the county’s diverse population.

Position: Social Worker

Salary: £35,745 – £41,418 a year

 Job Type: Full Time

Location: Totnes, UK

About the Role

The Moor to Sea Community Health and Social Care Team are seeking a part time permanent Social Worker to join their busy, friendly team.

The role focusses on working with older people with some work with adults of working age as required.

As a Social Worker you will be required to undertake Section 42 safeguarding enquiries; lead on Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest processes including applications for community deprivations of liberties. You will need to be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the Care Act and able to work in a strengths based way to support individuals to reach their eligible outcomes and goals as well as strong risk assessment and risk management skills. You will be working alongside Social Care Assessors and occupational therapists and our health and voluntary sector colleagues following a multi-agency approach.

Moor to Sea covers a large rural area covering the south of Dartmoor down to Dartmouth and into Torbay so you will need to be able to drive and have access to suitable transport.

The team are based at Totnes Hospital however in line with DCC agile working policy there will be opportunity to work from home or other sites.

You will have access to regular supervision and support including group supervision where you will have space to reflect upon key practice issues including theory in practice and research as well as a focus on wellbeing. You will have access to a robust induction.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide you with an achievable, clear pathway for your career; to enable you as a practitioner to reflect and identify your own practice and development on the PCF pathway.

If successful in being shortlisted for interview, your experience, skills and knowledge, will be assessed against the PCF domains and if found appointable, this will determine your appointment to either the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker level (Grade G).

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


  • You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • They offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Social Worker has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline


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