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Adults Social Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/6087
  • Published: Thu 05/12/2019, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/12/2019, 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,688 - £38,476 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX., Surrey

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Adults Social Worker


£34,688 per annum for 36 hours per week or £17,344 per annum for 18 hours per week based at Royal Surrey County Hospital SCT, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX. 

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

We currently have vacancies for a full time (36 hours) and a part-time (18 hours) Social Worker to work flexibly between all hospitals in South West Surrey.

Following changes within the South West area of Surrey, Royal Surrey County Hospital have taken over management of the social care function within the three community hospitals in the area: Milford, Haslemere and Farnham.

As such, we have an exciting opportunity where we are looking for staff to work flexibly between the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and the three community hospitals. You will receive excellent support and supervision combined with comprehensive training/induction.

You will have experience of working within Adult Social Care and with various client groups i.e. older adults, physical disability, learning disability.

You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards, sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care framework and its application to practice in a social care setting.

You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carrying out assessments within a busy, fast-paced hospital setting and working with a diverse group of patients, their families and partner agencies.

You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise and jargon-free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression and professional development.

You will be working in a team of motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues and have an added bonus of working closely alongside a wider multi-disciplinary team in a thriving hospital environment.

Our aim is to facilitate patient flow by supporting discharges to the destination of choice in a timely manner for social care and privately funded patients by assessments on the ward and liaising with care providers.

An added bonus includes working in a rural location for two of the hospitals and with all three community hospitals offering free parking

NB:- We are unable at this time to consider social workers who need to complete their ASYE programme.

The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Your application should consist of your CV plus personal statement.

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Contact details

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Kim Harriott (Team Manager), or Lucy Newman-Smith, Louise Byrne or Leah Drake (Assistant Team Managers) on 01483 464008.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Interview date to be arranged.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.

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.