Working with Adults

Our approach to assessment and support planning aims to enable and empower people to make choices about where and how they live and how we meet their support needs. Social workers work collaboratively with Occupational Therapists, Social Care Assessors, health professionals and colleagues with expertise in Safeguarding Adults, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Capacity Act who support the assessment process and ensure that the right expertise is involved from the start. This integrated way of working means that joining us, you'll benefit from a supportive working environment with a comprehensive range of resources at your fingertips.

Community Health and Social Care Teams

Our vibrant and friendly community teams cover both very rural areas and more densely populated areas, to include the City of Exeter. The teams have excellent working relationships with the wider multidisciplinary teams to include mental health and community health teams, and a strong voluntary sector. These posts are co-located in community hospitals, and present an excellent development opportunity for experienced social workers who wish to progress their career in a well-supported environment. The Community Teams work with adults of working age and older adults who may need support because of physical or learning disabilities.

Peripatetic (Peri) Team 

This is an exciting new initiative where team members will still be able to work within an established and supportive environment.  Joining the team working full or part time, you will have the opportunity shape and develop the team, using your current skills and developing others in new environments you wouldn’t normally experience without moving to another role.

You are likely to be asked to work within a variety of settings, with adults of working age and older adults who may need support because of physical or learning disabilities, mental health or those with dementia, in multidisciplinary teams alongside a strong voluntary sector.  As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in areas such as Best Interest Assessor and Placement Supervisor roles. 

Hospital Discharge Teams

Supporting adults with physical disabilities and older people, these teams complement the work of the Community Health and Social Care Teams, providing a comprehensive approach to hospital discharge (acute and in some instances community hospitals). You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team and your role will be to provide a strong social care presence.

Safeguarding Teams

Our Safeguarding Teams are based in our Care Direct Plus centres in North, South and
East Devon. The teams are responsible for managing incoming Safeguarding Concerns, carrying out the initial investigations, and linking in with the Community Health and Social Care Teams.

Transitions & Supported Living Team

Working closely with a range of colleagues and professionals to ensure the smooth transition of services provided to children and young people aged 14 and above, as they move between Children's and Adults' services provision.

Autism & ADHD Team

Providing specialist support services to people who have a diagnosis relating to autism and ADHD.