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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Social Worker - Baywide Social Care Team

Job Type



Social Work



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

22 January 2024


Closing Date

10 February 2024

As a Social Worker, you will make a positive difference to individuals and families by helping them live their lives more successfully. You will be working in partnership with service users, their carers and families to develop and provide social care assessment, intervention and discharge planning for individuals of working age in our Torbay and South Devon locality.

To do this, you will undertake holistic social care assessments, in partnership with service users, families and carers, prepare care plans and commission services to ensure the most beneficial and cost-effective care packages are established, delivered and reviewed, whilst complying with all statutory requirements within our policies and guidelines.

Main duties of the job
Liaising with service users and external stakeholders in a face-to-face capacity as well as by telephone and e-mail to support informed decision making.
To be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Baywide Social Care Team and contribute to the effective assessment and care planning with adults in Torbay. This can include moving into other Baywide teams to support with urgent response duty work. As such you would be expected to move between teams as required.
Work alongside the social work and community teams providing evidence-based interventions, assessment and support planning consistent with Human Rights legislation and be compliant with and practice utilising social care legislation including Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Plan and organise your caseload effectively
Prepare cost effective care plans and packages and work out provisions accurately
Work alongside service users who experience serious mental illness and support enabling social care provisions. You will have specific responsibilities in the context of Safeguarding Adults from abuse or neglect and operating in a manner consistent with Human Rights legislation.  This includes initial information gathering within the Safeguarding Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to assist in establishing statutory duties in response to adult abuse concerns raised.

Working for our organisation
Our Baywide social care Service is made up of three Adult Social Care Community teams:

Front End
Complex Care
Specialist Services
These teams provide specialist social care interventions and work in an integrated way with health colleagues to ensure the delivery of high-quality care services for people living in Torbay.

At Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, we are a motivated and caring team that enjoys mentoring and coaching team members and students to become the best versions of themselves and will support you during your career with us.

You will commence employment with a starting salary of £35,392 Per Annum (pro rata), progressing in line with the NHS Agenda for Change Band 6 framework.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay! To have a healthy work life balance, we offer flexible working in line with service requirements. So, why choose us?

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
As a Social Worker, you could:

offer information and counselling to clients and put together support plans
help clients develop and maintain independent living skills
support clients' safety and act to protect them when necessary
work closely with communities, health professionals and other agencies
meet with individuals and families to review their situation
keep records, write reports and discuss cases with your supervisors

Sound good? Great! What to find out more?

Visit our TSDFT Candidate brief - Social Worker to discover why you should come join us, or download the attached job description to read about this role in full. Please showcase your suitability for this role within your supporting information, referring to our job description and person specification.

Want to get in touch? Contact our recruiting manager for an information chat!

Person specification
Essential criteria

Registered with Social Work England
Training in the protection of vulnerable adults
Desirable criteria

Post-qualifying experience
AMHP/BIA qualification
You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, we are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people.

If you provide support to a family member or friend with health or care needs, we aim to be a Carer-friendly employer. We have a ‘Staff Carers’ policy which includes flexible working where possible and a Carer’s Passport scheme that links you into support and discounts.


We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
Correspondence will be via Trac, text and email. Please check your email and Trac account regularly.
Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
If you have not received an invitation to interview within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references
The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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