Social Worker (Specialist Disabled Children’s Service)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Closing date: 28 July 2024

Social workers are very positive about working for Derbyshire. Senior leaders have established a positive organisational culture, evident across the whole workforce. Workers feel respected and valued by leaders.’ – OFSTED

We’re proud to say that our Children’s Services have received a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent OFSTED inspection and we’re on the lookout for passionate and driven qualified social workers to contribute to the well-being of children and families across Derbyshire.

We have several posts based within the Children with Disabilities Service at The Polygon, Alfreton, alongside other experienced Social Workers, Community Care Workers and Children’s Occupational Therapists.

Posts are available in the following teams:

  • Chesterfield
  • High Peak – this post is based in Buxton (29.6 hours)
  • North-East Derbyshire/Bolsover (full-time and part-time posts – 22.2 hours)
  • Amber Valley
  • Erewash
  • South Derbyshire/South Dales

More exciting news – we’ve revamped our payment packages to attract and retain top talent like you. Successful candidates will enjoy competitive salaries, ensuring that their hard work is both rewarding and fulfilling.

  • Grade 9 – £35,963 pro rata made up of:

o             Basic salary per annum: £31,963

o             Market supplement payment per annum: £4,000 pro rata

  • Grade 10 – £36,245 – £39,239 pro rata made up of:

o             Basic salary per annum: £33,034 to £36,239 pro rata

o             Market supplement payment per annum: £3,000 pro rata

  • Grade 11 – £39,339 – £42,638 pro rata made up of:

o             Basic salary per annum: £37,339 to £40,638 pro rata

o             Market supplement payment per annum: £2,000 pro rata

Derbyshire is a large authority divided into six localities: Amber Valley, Chesterfield, Erewash, High Peak (Buxton, Glossop, New Mills, and Matlock), Bolsover and North-East, and South Derbyshire.  Alongside our Locality teams we have a countywide Children with Disabilities Service.

If you would like to talk to someone informally about this post, please ring and ask for Sarah Seddon on 01629 537600 (Chesterfield/High Peak teams), Kerrie Cooke (North-East Derbyshire and Amber Valley teams) on 07776 151447 and Jessica Gallagher (Erewash team) on 07771 910139.

About us:

Derbyshire County Council is ambitious and innovative, offering support to both newly qualified and experienced social workers. We provide a nurturing environment with excellent progression opportunities. Our vision is to inspire and empower children, young people, and their families to be the best they can be.

Join a workforce where 94% of staff in Children’s Social Work are proud to work for Derbyshire County Council, according to our Annual Employee Survey 2022.

What can you expect from us?

We value your hard work and commitment, offering a comprehensive package that includes:

  • Achievable case loads
  • Accelerated pay progression
  • Access to training and development opportunities worth over £5000
  • Systemic training equivalent to a Post Graduate Certificate
  • Excellent supervision and a supportive peer network
  • Effective leadership and management
  • Career progression and formal qualifications opportunities
  • Diverse range of cases for a rewarding career
  • Covered DBS fee and Social Work England registration fee reimbursement
  • What rewards and benefits do we offer you?

Enjoy being a part of our team with benefits such as:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Derbyshire Rewards – Discounts from high street retailers and more
  • Generous annual leave and flexi time scheme
  • Travel expenses
  • Discounts on leisure centre memberships
  • Free car parking at most sites
  • In-house counselling service
  • Occupational Health service
  • Access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Various Employee Networks championing inclusivity across the council
  • Make a real positive difference in the lives of children and families – join Derbyshire County Council today!



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