Senior Social Worker / AMHP
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/837/10003
  • Published: Sun 15/11/2020, 23:56 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/12/2020, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chertsey

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Senior Social Worker / AMHP

This role will suit someone with experience of, or a special interest in, working with service users with a diagnosis of Learning Disability (LD) and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  You will be working in partnership with FOLS (Forensic Outreach Liaison Service) and FIND (Forensic Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Service). You will be responsible for working with a caseload of service users with an LD/ASD diagnosis who may have associated mental health issues and who have committed serious crimes. AMHPs will contribute to the AMHP rota. You will perform statutory duties in line with the Care Act 2014, and Mental Health Act 1983.  Additionally, you will be trained to undertake the role of Social Supervisor to those who have been detained subject to a restriction order under the Mental Health Act 1983.

We will support you throughout your professional journey with us. We will offer clear professional leadership, regular supervision and great opportunities to develop your career. To be shortlisted for an interview your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant post ASYE experience in working with service users with an LD/ASD or Mental Health diagnosis
  • Experience of managing complex cases
  • Knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
  • A current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle

We can offer you:

  • Innovative technology to make day to day tasks more manageable: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards to allow you to work in an agile way and minimise unnecessary travel
  • Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or hot desking at a number of County Council sites
  • 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years’ service) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
  • Refer a friend scheme: earn up to £1000
  • A generous local government salary-related pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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Are you a Senior Social Worker or an Approved Mental Health Professional looking for a rewarding career with an organisation which cares about your wellbeing and professional development?

If yes! Then, this is your opportunity to join our dynamic team!

The Forensic Social Care Team within the Adult Social Care (ASC) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC), is seeking to appoint either a Senior Social Worker or a qualified approved mental health professional (36 hours per week). The role is based at Unither House, Chertsey. The annual salary starts at £40,227. AMHP will receive an annual allowance of £1,500.

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If you would like to have an informal chat to find out more about the role, please do not hesitate to contact:-

Hannah Bloy (Assistant Team Manager / Senior AMHP) 07813 545819 or email, or

Caroline Hewlett (Senior Manager) on 07971673277 or email

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14/12/2020.

Interview via video link. Dates to be confirmed.

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 26 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. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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 group

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.

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