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Social Worker (25 Hours) (Weymouth)

Salary details: £16756 - £20024

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£16,756 to £20,024
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Alan Chambers
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 208025
Closing Date
24 February 2019 11:00 PM
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Social Worker

25 Hours per week

£24,799 - £29,636 (pro-rata for part time roles)



Level 1 Social Worker - recently qualified practitioner - required in the Weymouth Locality Team working with adults aged 18 and above with physical disabilities and with all adults over 65. We have separate integrated Learning Disability teams and Community Mental Health Teams for younger adults.

What you will be doing

Our team consists of three elements. Intake, complex and reviews. This post currently provides qualified social worker input into the Intake element of the team, working with those who are newly referred to Adult Social Care services. The postholder will carry out Care Act assessments with people, working with them to explore their strengths and the outcomes they want to achieve. They will then assist the individual to explore the options available to them to achieve these outcomes.

Previous experience of working in Adult Services preferred but not essential. 

Closing date: 24th February 2019

Interview date: TBC

Working @ Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council are being replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about    

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You must have a degree in social work/Occupational Therapy or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

Dorset Council requires all newly qualified social workers to undertake the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) and meet the expected standards during the ASYE period. The ASYE arrangements should normally apply to the appointment of all newly qualified social workers who qualified after September 2012 unless they can demonstrate that they already fully meet the standards laid out in the professional capabilities framework (PCF). Please click here for additional details of the ASYE scheme

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This post involves working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information.


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