Social Worker (37 hours per week) (Dorchester) (Internal Only)

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset Council

£31,371 to £37,849

Full Time

Social Worker

Full Time

£31,371 to £37,849

County Hall, Dorchester





Grade 11 Social Worker required to work in the Safeguarding Triage Team.  

What you will be doing

This an office based role working at County Hall, in Dorchester.  It is an exciting and challenging role which involves managing the more complex work within the team. Risk screening all the concerns that are received and providing support to other Social Workers and Assessment and Support Coordinators in the Triage Team. To explain the role purpose and to also include opportunities for learning and development within the role. 

About you 

Relevant experience required in Adult Safeguarding work. 

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     

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the 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 .

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 and the (if children’s SW post).

For further information on our adults safeguarding policy please .

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 .

This vacancy is being advertised internally in the first instance to employees of Dorset Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates.

Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants as there are no reciprocal arrangements between schools and Dorset Council for redeployment. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed. To receive regular updates on any council vacancies, open to external candidates, please register to receive email alerts.

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Peter Hancock

01202 495548

Job Reference

Reference: 61010579

Closing Date: 24 February 2019 11:00 PM