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Experienced Social Workers (All Adult Service User Groups) Level 2 - 3

Salary details: £28485 - £36379

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Health & Social Care
Salary details
£28,485 to £36,379 (Pro rata if part-time)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Alan Chambers
Contact email
Contact telephone
(01305) 216600
Closing Date
22 October 2017
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Are you looking for a rewarding career and new opportunities in a really great place to live and work?  

We are investing and expanding our Adult Social Work Teams across our services.

We operate in East, West and Central Dorset with offices in Bridport, Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Blandford, Shaftesbury, Purbeck, Ferndown and Christchurch).

As well as our stunning coast, great communities and beautiful countryside Dorset has a vibrant economy and some fantastic schools.

We have great staff and we have recently been nationally recognised for improvements in managing hospital discharges.

We are working proactively together with our health, independent and voluntary sector partners and can offer lots of opportunities for you to innovate and contribute to developing local  services that really make a difference to the people in our communities.

We offer an excellent relocation package for experienced professionals and a supportive ASYE programme for newly qualified professionals.

We are family friendly and can offer a range of flexible full and part time working arrangements to support a healthy work/life balance.


Experienced / Highly Experienced Social Workers (All Adult Service User Groups)

We have 6 new posts for experienced and highly experienced social workers focussing on a managed caseload covering DOLS applications, CHC applications and reviews, and complex social work with people who have long term complex needs.

You should be experienced in working in adult services and have a passion for the  development of innovative person centred  solutions in partnership with colleagues in health, housing and commissioning.

The posts are based in East, Central and West Dorset (base locations negotiable)  and applications for full and part time working will be considered – please indicate any preference for hours or location when applying.

For further details or an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Alan Chambers, Community Services and Development Manager on 01305 216600 or via email to: a.chambers@dorsetcc.gov.uk

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.

This post involves working with vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

To read more about the Rewards & Benefits of Working for Dorset please click here

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Please note Dorset County Council does not accept CV’s in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

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