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Various Social Workers Positions (Various Hours) (Location Negotiable)

Salary details: £28000 - £39000

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£28,672 - £38,890 (Dependent on experience)
Job term
Appointment type
John Fellows
Contact email
Contact telephone
01202 868247
Closing Date
11 April 2021
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Social Worker positions in Adult Care

 Full and Part time hours available

£28,672 to £37,890 (pro rata)

Grades 9-11





Are you a Social Worker looking for a rewarding and exciting new challenge?

Do you want to be part of a nurturing organisation where you are activity encouraged to participate in shaping services for the future? 

Are you passionate about enabling people to build on their strengths and abilities so they can achieve their full potential?

Do you want to work for an organisation that understand the demands and emotional challenges of the job, that provides you with a positive, safe and supportive working environment?

Do you want regular, meaningful supervision that supports Continuous Professional Development opportunities?

Do you want to work for an organisation that is proud of its robust learning and development offer?

If the answers are yes, then Dorset Council is the employer for you! We are an organisation with a strong commitment to a strengths-based approach in our relationships with customers and employees alike. We foster a vibrant, happy and high achieving workforce through professional development.  This includes access to the ASYE programme, external BIA and AMHP training and internal training to develop specific areas of practice.

We offer roles across a range of services, which includes, locality teams, integrated learning disability teams, peripatetic team, transitions, specialist services – community mental health teams, safeguarding, substance misuse - and our Home First Teams supporting hospital discharge and the discharge to assess model. Locality offices are in Weymouth, Bridport, Dorchester, Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury, Purbeck and Ferndown.

We are currently looking to recruit dynamic social workers, with a strong sense of person-centred practice who can use a strengths-based approach, across these services.  You will need to be confident with the legal basis for practice and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 at interview.

We have both full and part time positions available and offer flexible working. Whether you are newly qualified, an experienced Social Worker or are considering returning to Social Work, we want to hear from you.

Please contact us at: , if you would like any additional information.

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams however please get in contact if you are interested in the position but unable to attend an interview via this platform. Interviews may be convened 10 days after the closing date. In order for us to consider applicants for numerous posts there maybe 4 people on the interview panel

For more information about Dorset Council visit 

You must have a degree in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

Dorset Council provides a framework of behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here.

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.

For further information on our policy on safeguarding children and young people please click here.

For further information on our adults safeguarding policy please click here.

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.

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information may be provided in a context statement where relevant.

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NB: You will be unable to view the job description and person specification forms after this vacancy has closed. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

Dorset Council is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

For more information on how to apply, please see this helpful guidance.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Application closing date: 11th April 2021