Experienced Social Worker - Hospital Discharge Service

Wiltshire Council
flexible & hybrid working, free parking, work laptop, 25 days holiday plus bank holiday, pension

If you share our passion for making a difference, and have vision and creativity, we look forward to hearing from you.


The team is a small and enthusiastic team that work together to achieve safe and timely transfers of care and support patients already discharged from hospital to Discharge to Assess beds in the community.

We are passionate about our community and take pride in our work. We encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do – through trust and respect, empowering our people to develop skills, collaborate and innovate to find solutions, be open, take responsibility, to listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we would love to hear from you.

About the role

You will hold a caseload and undertake complex assessments to facilitate discharges from both the acute hospital setting and D2A, as well as undertaking the Investigating Officer role in safeguarding cases. Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Care Act 2014 is essential, and you will have experience in applying these legislative frameworks, as well as supporting others to apply the principles of the Act(s). As a team, we are keen to work on the basis of ‘Home First’ always striving to support the customer to return to their own home on discharge wherever possible.

Why Wiltshire Council?

  • Holidays – 25 days' annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years and then 32 after 40 years’ service
  • Ability to purchase up to 20 extra days of annual leave
  • A great local government pension scheme 
  • Truly flexible working, roles are hybrid between home and the workplace where applicable.

Application Questions

1.  Are you a Qualified Social Worker?
2.  Do you hold a valid UK driving licence (with no more than 6 penalty points)?
3.  Do you receive your professional qualification 2 years or more?
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