£44,838 - £50,711 per annum for 36 hours per week based at one of our four office locations in Guildford (South West), Woking (North West), Redhill (South East) & Leatherhead (North East).
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
About the role
Surrey County Council has a fantastic opportunity for experienced social worker managers to join our Quality and Performance Division. We are looking for committed and passionate workers who are interested in the challenges of working in a busy, professional environment. We are driving forward improvements in practice across Surrey and Independent Chairs play a key role in improving outcomes for Surrey's most vulnerable children.
You'll be taking on chairing both CP conferences and looked after children's reviews. You will have responsibility for ensuring that each child has a comprehensive care plan that meets their needs, and is effectively implemented within agreed timescales in line with relevant statutory requirements and departmental policies. The role also carries various quality assurance functions in relation to departmental and inter-agency casework practice, identifying and following up concerns about practice standards, contributing to case auditing and service reviews as required.
How we will support your development
Supporting your career development is a top priority for us. We have a comprehensive training programme and are looking to develop a workforce wide "Academy". The Council is invested in training staff in the Family Safeguarding model, Motivational Interviewing, as well as investing in support to develop systems thinking in practice in Surrey. Your development will be supported by regular supervision and appraisal as well as a range of coaching, e learning and other refection and learning opportunities.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working within a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
- An ability to demonstrate excellent skills at applying threshold and reviewing standards of practice.
- HCPC registered
- A Social Work degree
- You have the ability to travel extensively across surrey and surrounding areas.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
Please note, we will be reviewing applications and contacting candidates on an on-going basis.
If you would like to speak to somebody for more information about a role you are interested in please contact Children's Recruitment Workforce Team on 01483 518672 and we will direct you to a service manager or team manager.
Values and behaviours
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.