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Social Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/837/13396
  • Published: Wed 14/04/2021, 11:58 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Social Worker

Are you a Social Worker looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work with an organisation which invests in your development?

If yes? Then, read on…

About The Role  

The Mental Health Hospital Discharge team supports all discharges for Surrey patients in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS (SABP) acute mental health hospital bases who have care and support needs. It operates across working aged adults, older people (functional and organic needs) and adults with Young-Onset Dementia (YOD).

The team works with the person to facilitate safe and timely discharge and in the person’s best interests; supports them to return home or to a community placement. The team works on a principle of home first so that support is provided to the person at home and in their community using residential and nursing care as a last resort.

The service works using strength-based practice, listening to and working with Mental Health (MH) service users as to how they would like their assessed needs met in the community with support and access to family, friends and inclusive community support.

This dedicated team is working closely with SABP to ensure there are coordinated, robust processes across the mental health system to enable the achievement of enhanced health and social care outcomes in a flexible way and which minimise delays in the system.

This team operates in the usual locality team hours between 9am-5pm with EDT taking work at 5pm as now.

These roles involve a mixture of office, hospital and community based work. There will be excellent training opportunities on strength-based approaches and the roles will be a real opportunity to shape the working of the mental health teams and really make a difference in ensuring safe and timely hospital discharges.

The post holders will be expected to travel across Surrey to the various hospital sites. The base for the Mental Health Hospital Discharge team is Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.

About you

To be shortlisted for an interview:

  • You will need a 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
  • You will need to be motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting
  • You will need to be confident in undertaking safeguarding enquiries, carry out assessments within hospital settings and the community and working with a diverse group of individuals 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.
  • You need commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues
  • All applicants will need a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Job Details

 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd May 2021.

Interviews date 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. Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.  

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Petra Oldekamp (Team Manager) on 07968 834050 or by e-mail at petra.oldekamp@surreycc.gov.uk.

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

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.

Our Values

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.