Work for us: Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

We are passionate about high quality social work practice based upon meaningful relationships with our adults, children, young people and families. We are committed to supporting and developing our Social Workers and Occupational Therapists in their careers, serving within the county of Denbighshire and helping them to achieve an excellent work-life balance.

By joining us you will become part of a team that recognises staff as its most important asset, and is committed to offering comprehensive support, development, and the opportunity to thrive in your chosen profession. You will gain access to generous benefits through the staff rewards scheme, and flexible working arrangements designed to maximise your work life balance. You will benefit from reflective supervision and management support, excellent training opportunities and an established programme of continuous professional development.

Children Services

Our service is committed to improving the life chances of the most vulnerable children and young people and their families in Denbighshire, and wherever possible, enabling them to live safely in their communities.

Our aim is to make sure that we have the right balance of staffing, resources and services to provide positive experiences, effectively meet needs and promote positive outcomes for children and young people and their families both now and in the future.

Working in partnership with families, partner agencies and community based organisations enables us to provide a holistic and co-ordinated approach to delivering services that effectively meet the needs of children, young people and families.


Children Services

Adult Social Care and Homelessness Service

Adult Social Care and Homelessness Service is a diverse service area with the common purpose of supporting individuals to develop the skills and confidence they need to maintain or regain their ability to manage their own social care, health and housing support needs, using their own social networks, resources and communities where possible.

There is an increasing focus on prevention and early intervention. Our staff work in partnership with individuals, their families and other agencies in aiming to achieve this.

Our vision is to support individuals to maintain or recover their independence by providing early intervention and prevention services that also support the development of individuals' and communities' resilience and not reliance on formal care services.

This vision is delivered through working in partnership with local communities, health, the 3rd sector and others to deliver both mainstream and targeted services that promote independence and resilience.


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About Denbighshire

Denbighshire is a great place to live and work.

Denbighshire stretches from the coastal resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn in the north, through the Vale of Clwyd, over the panoramic Horseshoe Pass into the picturesque Dee Valley. The bustling town of Llangollen is home to the annual International Music Eisteddfod and on the edge of the recently designated World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen canal.

Not only are we fortunate to be located in a truly stunning area of the UK, we also have excellent transport links. Along the A55, Liverpool, and Chester are within an hour’s drive, and Holyhead and Manchester just an extra 20 minutes.

As a County Council we are an ambitious, flexible and agile organisation who place employees and communities at the forefront of our decision making. We want Denbighshire to be the best it can be for our communities and for future generations.

Don’t live in Denbighshire? We offer a generous relocation package for qualified children’s social workers who are relocating to work for us.


Our Vision, Values and Principles

Our Vision is to create 'One Council' culture, with strong visible leadership and effective management, in order to ensure high levels of customer service for our communities.

If you want to make a real difference to the residents of Denbighshire and are seeking a rewarding employer who values you, then this is the place for you.

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Our Vision

What we offer

Annual Leave

We have a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 26 days (plus bank holidays) rising with length of service to a total of 32 days, so the longer you work for us, the more annual leave you are allocated. We also offer the opportunity for employees to purchase up to 40 working days’ additional annual leave per year.

Flexible Working Arrangements

Our working arrangements include homeworking, office/site working and a network of spaces for team collaboration.

We also offer a flexi-time scheme as well as the opportunity to job share and work part time along with a range of other policies to support flexibility.

What we offer

Pension Scheme (LGPS)

Our employees will automatically join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LPGS), unless they decide to opt out. All members with more than 2 years’ membership become entitled to pension benefits.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

This is an independently managed, free and confidential service for employees and their families which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The programme provides expert advice and counselling in areas such as finances, family and personal problems, work issues, health-related problems, childcare and consumer rights.

Lifestyle Savings via DCC Rewards Direct

The exclusive DCC Rewards Direct programme gives our employees access to a great range of Lifestyle Savings available online or in the high street, nationwide and in your local area on your groceries, holidays, eating out, DIY, electrics, insurance, motoring and more.

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If you are keen to work for an employer that makes you feel valued, but above all is clear about the importance of the right culture and value base and supporting our workforce to do the right thing, then apply today.

Featured vacancies

Featured vacancies at Denbighshire County Council.

Social Worker – Adults

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Senior Practitioner – Intake and Intervention

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