Adults Social Worker – Surrey Heath


    Location
    Surrey
    Date

    SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

    This role has a starting salary of £40,929 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week. (This is a full-time position, part-time applications will be considered).

    We are excited to be hiring a Social Worker
    to join our fantastic Surrey Heath Locality team. The team is based in Camberley and is close to shops and amenities.

    At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach. Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.

    The team offer agile working (minimum of 2-3 days in the office).

    Surrey Heath is an exciting team to be part of! We are an integrated team that is committed to joint working as a single point of access and this collaborative working leads to excellent outcomes for the people we work with.

    Rewards and Benefits

    • 26 days’ holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service
    • Annual leave allowance (for bank) or remove for term time
    • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
    • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
    • Up to 5 days of carer’s leave per year
    • Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
    • A generous local government salary related pension
    • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
    • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
    • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

    About the Team

    Surrey Heath Locality Team is a part of a pioneering Integrated System and, as a result, it is an exciting place to work where we foster close working relationships with our partners including Health and Hospital colleagues, as well as partners from the voluntary sector.

    With guarantees of a supportive team, excellent training & development opportunities including our Social Work Academy ‘Senior Readiness Programme’. This Programme is designed to support Social Workers to develop their skills and experience so that they can progress to become Senior Social Workers.

    About the Role

    As a Social Worker in Surrey, you will work across various unique projects that ensure that the people we support can enjoy a home of their own, an environment in which they are supported to live a healthy & meaningful lifestyle.

    You will be undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carrying out assessments within the community and working with a diverse group of individuals and partner agencies.

    You will be able to supervise less experienced members of staff within the team and support their development. In return for all of your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level. In turn, you will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues.

    Shortlisting Criteria

    To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:

    • Professional qualification in Social Work and current registration with Social Work England
    • Successful completion of an Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme if qualified as a social worker after June 2012
    • An understanding and experience of working in a strengths-based approach.
    • Knowledge of current legislation such as the Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act.
    • Experience in assessment, preparation of support plans and reviewing outcomes.
    • Assessment and management of risk.
    • Experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries and examples of you using your professional judgement in complex situations.
    • Commitment to your own professional development.

    Surrey has both urban and rural areas and locality based social care workers will be expected to have a valid driving licence to drive in the UK and access to a vehicle and be willing to travel across a wide geographical area. Reasonable adjustments where needed will be made for successful applicants who have a disability or long-term health condition to enable them to fulfil the requirements of the job.

    Contact us

    Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

    The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th July 2024.

    Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis and we will contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview.

    We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

    Our Commitment

    Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

    • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
    • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

    Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

    We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.