The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Are you an experienced, qualified, Social Work England registered Social Worker? Do you excel in your profession and are you interested in the challenges of working in a specialist team supporting adults with learning disabilities? Do you want to be a part of a team committed to delivering our vision to support adults with learning disabilities for a more tailored support service? This essentially means providing service users the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own, in an environment where they feel safe, have friends and are encouraged or supported to live a healthy and meaningful lifestyle.
We want everyone to have a place they can call home, with appropriate housing for all, including adults with care and support needs. This programme aims to make sure that there are accommodation options which promote independence so that those who have been assessed as needing it receive the appropriate level of care and support and information. This includes moving service users from residential care to more independent living accommodation and extra care accommodation schemes.
We are looking for someone who works in a strength based approach, is motivated, flexible and who has high professional standards alongside sound knowledge and experience of current legislation.
Being in a specialist team we are looking to empower not only our residents but our colleagues to grow and develop in their careers.
An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions.
As an experienced Social Worker in the team you will have experience in supporting professional staff. This includes providing professional and reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), Social Care Assistants and Social Work students. In this role you will lead and establish best practice alongside your peers as well as demonstrating exemplary professional values and behaviours.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/05/2021, with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion contact Keila Wong by e-mail at Keila.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.